Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell®

The Operation School Bell® program is dedicated to helping underserved school-age children by providing backpacks, school supplies, books, clothing, and/or uniforms (for schools requiring uniforms). Over the years, we have provided thousands of backpacks/duffel bags filled with school supplies, personal hygiene products and basic clothing to students in need. This program reaches hundreds of children per year throughout our county at the following locations:

Alphabet at Sunnyvale School District
Hospital School at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Contact the Operation School Bell® coordinator at if you’d like to get involved

Embracing Youth in Foster Care

Assistance League® of Los Altos enriches the lives of youth in foster care. During the year, each child receives a personal birthday card and gifts. We give graduating seniors who are continuing their education laptop computers and printers to assist in their success.

We provide teens with educational outdoor adventures. They enjoy day and overnight trips including camping where they learn to respect nature as well as themselves.

In December, we celebrate the holidays with a luncheon bringing biological and foster families together. This is a joyous occasion where children and parents share food, games, crafts and singing. This is truly a gift to our members as we look upon the faces of the children all dressed up for the festivities and the excitement in their eyes when Santa arrives.


BabyBundle_6-14aBaby Bundles

Assistance League® of Los Altos Baby Bundles program is embraced by Santa Clara County’s Valley Healthcare system. The Public Health Nurses (PHNs) at the Sunnyvale office of Valley Healthcare distribute our “Baby Bundles” (infant supply tote bags). The totes are filled with clothing, diapers, handmade blankets, a developmental toy, infant/toddler books, and baby wipes. Totes are given to new mothers being counseled while the PHN assesses the newborn’s home environment. Assistance League of Los Altos also supplies baby equipment when requested, based on the PHN’s assessment of needs in the home.

Our membership is similarly enthusiastic about this program, and work parties to fill the totes and sew blankets are well-attended. We were invited to the offices of Valley Healthcare, and members came away with renewed appreciation for the work being done by both the nurses and ourselves.

Contact the Baby Bundles coordinator at info@losaltos-assistance if you’d like to get involved.




Volunteers & Assisteens® present fashion shows of priceless vintage clothing at senior centers, convalescent facilities, and the community.