Since the early 1990’s, the Assistance League of Pomona Valley (ALPV) chapter members have adopted very low income families at Christmas time who were referred by the Family Resource Center in the Pomona Unified School District. One family from each PUSD elementary school is selected. Members shop, wrap and give the Santa Sacks to help parents “Make Christmas Happen” for their children. Included are books, toys, clothing, toiletries and gift cards for food or other sundry items. Usually, our members also tuck into the bags items for the adult family members living in the house. In 2018, over 30 families were given a special holiday.
Assistance League of Pomona Valley is a chapter of National Assistance League, an all-volunteer, member driven organization and is qualified as a 501(c)(3) organization with the IRS. Our chapter provides multiple services to qualifying children and their families living in the communities of Chino Hills, Claremont, Diamond Bar, Glendora, La Verne, Pomona and San Dimas. Assistance League of Pomona Valley, the eighth oldest chapter of the more than 120 chapters of National Assistance League, was organized in 1932-33 and chartered in 1946. Members raise funds and implement programs that serve specific needs in local areas. Clients are referred by school district personnel. Often siblings and other family members also benefit from our services.
To learn more about ALPV, visit https://alpv.org/.
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