Assistance League of Pomona Valley
655 N. Palomares St., Pomona, Ca 91767
(909) 629-6142 www.alpv.org
The Assistance League of Pomona Valley is an all volunteer non-profit organization that provides comprehensive dental care, new school clothing, books and hygiene products for over 1,400 elementary school children each year. For 70 years, many services have been provided free to children from low income families in the Pomona Valley. Comprehensive dental care is provided in the Assistance League Dental Center each school year from September to July. New school clothing, book and hygiene products are available through the Operation School Bell program. Each child selects multiple outfits appropriate for school in the Assistance League "store like" setting.
Children are referred for services by local school districts, community organizations and agencies (e.g. Tri-City Mental Health and House of Ruth). Income verification is requested, but no one in need is turned away. Assistance League President, Cathy Harden, said, "Seeing the smiles on the faces of the children we help and hearing their parents express their deep appreciation for what we do makes our volunteering worthwhile and fulfilling."
When appropriate, the dental center services are extended to older children and other family members. The Assistance League also has a gently used clothing section known as the Community Closet. Gently used clothing is available free to everyone in need. Increasing the active membership of this organization is a major goal. Information on becoming a member, fundraising activities and philanthropic programs can be found on the website at www.alpv.org
The Assistance League is financially supported through several fundraising events such as a Golf tournament, a Tea Party, and our newest event called the "Create a Smile" Gala which will be held on September 29, 2016.