Assistance League of Pasadena Installs 2017-18 Board of Directors

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Photo courtesy ALP Assistance League of Pasadena 2017-18 Board of Directors include Darlyne Garofalo (front row, from left), Lou Howorth, Ultra Soto-Rojas and Irene Miller. Back: Cynthia Nelson, Roma Kiser, Elizabeth Polenzani, Denise Hornick and Julie Escudero. Not pictured: Ursula Hyman, Sharon Velenzuela and Lynne Young.
Photo courtesy ALP
Assistance League of Pasadena 2017-18 Board of Directors include Darlyne Garofalo (front row, from left), Lou Howorth, Ultra Soto-Rojas and Irene Miller. Back: Cynthia Nelson, Roma Kiser, Elizabeth Polenzani, Denise Hornick and Julie Escudero. Not pictured: Ursula Hyman, Sharon Velenzuela and Lynne Young.

Members of the Assistance League of Pasadena gathered at their chapter headquarters on June 12 for their 2017-18 annual Meeting and Installation. President Irene Miller addressed the attendees, sharing many of the year’s accomplishments. She noted that this past year, members and community volunteers contributed more than 17,000 volunteer hours, which equates to more than $400,000 in value.
The evening culminated with the installation of the 2017-18 Board of Directors by Lynn Mehl.
The Assistance League of Pasadena is a chapter of Assistance League — a national, nonprofit, volunteer organization with more than 26,000 member volunteers. Chartered in 1941, Pasadena is one of the longest-standing chapters. Its philanthropic programs include Operation School Bell, Assault Survivor Kits, Bear Hugs, Very Important Performers and Craft Fair Gift Shop. All are supported through donations, grants and its Treasure Fair Thrift Shop revenue.
Operation School Bell provides underserved students with school uniforms, books, shoes and personal care items. Nationally during the year, more than 331,000 children benefited from this program. Assault Survivor Kits helps restore dignity to assault victims by furnishing them with clothing and personal care items when law enforcement retains their clothing for evidence. Bear Hugs provides teddy bears to comfort traumatized, abused and neglected children. Very Important Performers celebrates Pasadena middle school students who have shown dramatic improvements in academics, attendance and behavior or have made a positive difference in their school environment. Craft Fair is a consignment shop showcasing handcrafted items created by individuals over age 50. Its goal is to provide extra income, plus a sense of added productivity in seniors’ later years.
Membership in Assistance League of Pasadena is open year-round. For additional information, contact (626) 449-2068 or visit pasadena.assistanceleague.org.

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