What is Assisteens®?

 

Assisteens is a dynamic group of teenagers in an all-volunteer organization which assists individuals and families in Santa Clara County through community service programs.

The organization consists of approximately 30 teens who attend Los Altos High School, Mt. View High School, Gunn High School, Woodside Priory, Pinewood, Saint Francis, Saint Nicholas, Blach Jr. High and Egan Jr. High.

Regular meetings are on the second Sunday of each month, September through May, from 2-4 p.m. Meetings are held in the chapter house at the Costume Bank in downtown Los Altos.

Assisteens service projects have included assembling “We Care” toiletry bags for the Mountain View Community services, assisting the member-volunteers of Assistance League of Los Altos by staffing at the Costume Bank and stuffing and donating over 150 Christmas stockings for community service agencies.

Each year Assisteens also put on a fabulous fashion show for a local retirement center or nursing home. The teens model vintage fashions from the 1800’s through the present for the enjoyment of the residents.

Our main project is supporting the patients and their caregivers who temporarily reside in the apartments at HOME (Housing of Medical Emergencies) at Stanford University Medical Center. Here, Assisteens provide holiday and seasonal decorations and goodies and play Bingo once a month with the residents. It is very rewarding to receive the heartfelt thanks from the patients and caregivers.

Assisteens also help provide supplies and gifts to the Bill Wilson Center for Transitional Housing in Mountain View.

Assisteens raise money for their projects through various fundraisers. This past year Assisteens held a successful Jewelry Extravaganza to raise funds.

 

Interested in joining Assisteens? E-mail the coordinator.

 

You can now donate online specifically to Assisteens using the following Donate button:

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