ALG Cares is Assistance League Glendale’s newest philanthropy program.
ALG Cares provides care kits for individuals leaving homelessness and starting their journey toward permanent housing at Ascencia, a Glendale-based facility where people in need can find services, resources and safe, affordable housing to rebuild their lives.
Assistance League Glendale has provided 65 care kits for all adult and new residents at Ascencia. ALG Cares will continue to provide the care kits on an ongoing basis to all adults as they enter Ascencia.
The care kits are large laundry bags full of personal items, including a toiletry bag containing much-needed personal items like a nail kit, weekly planner and pen, hairbrush and mirror, disinfectant wipes and more. The larger laundry bag will also include a blanket, water bottle and travel coffee cup, among other items.
“We are very happy to provide these care kits to those people in great need,” said ALG President Rayma Halloran.
Camille Guerrero, Ascencia’s director of development, said: “On behalf of the people we serve, we are truly grateful to the members of the Assistance League of Glendale. Now, each resident that comes through our doors will receive their ALG cares tote filled with all the necessities that shout, ‘We care about you!’ You have taken on yet another dignified approach to help people feel seen, heard and cared for. Thank you so very much for providing such valuable resources that help further our mission and strengthen our programs to meet everyone’s needs.”
Assistance League Glendale is a Glendale-based nonprofit organization that celebrates the power of the volunteer to evoke positive change in the world. ALG members work to make sure the needs of the local community are met with respect and care.
Last year, Assistance League Glendale touched more than 2,926 lives and invested 15,927 hours to improve the city. ALG also runs a robust thrift shop called Thrift Alley, where anyone can find a great deal on a variety of clothing, home décor and more. Donations from the community to Thrift Alley may be eligible for a tax deduction.
First published in the August 26 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.