2021-2022 Board Training
Some photos from the first meeting of the new board.
Time to Register for the Christmas Tree Jubilee Online Auction
Registration is now open for the Tropical Christmas Tree Jubilee’s online auction! Follow this link jubilee2020.ggo.bid and click the “Get Started” button to register to bid on the auction. If you’d like to donate to help clothe the kids, clink the “Clothe A Child” button.
Annual Christmas Tree Jubilee
The Assistance League® of Klamath Basin’s annual Jubilee is back! Now a virtual event, the Tropical Christmas Jubilee will begin with a silent online auction from December 2, 2020 through December 9, 2020. There will be an amazing assortment of items up for bid including themed baskets assembled and donated by schools in the Klamath Basin, trips – both near and far, and one-of-a-kind experiences. On December 9th at 7:00 pm, we will host an online livestream auction event with Graham Crow as host/auctioneer. The one hour event promises to be lots of fun and feature several items up for live auction. A pre-auction online social event will begin at 6:30. Registration is required to participate in both the silent and live auction events. Registration begins November 1 and will be easy and free! Stay tuned – more details to come. As always, the Jubilee is our main fundraising event to support our community projects including Operation School Bell®. Last year we clothed over 900 kids in the Klamath Basin and anticipate even more this year! For questions or to donate to the auction, please contact Julianne Barrett at 541-610-3977.
ALKB Receives $1250 Grant Award from Circle of Hearts
Herald and News
Sally-Ann Palcovich, as Circle of Hearts Chair, presents Assistance League® of Klamath Basin’s President, Patty Barsalou, a $1,250 grant award at its recent Circle of Hearts member luncheon.
The Assistance League would like to thank the Circle of Hearts, a fund of the Klamath Community Foundation, including more than 100 women contributing and reaching out to women and children in the Klamath Basin. Its generous donation responds to the Assistance League’s newly added philanthropic program, “Children in Foster Care,” that involves approximately 70-80 Klamath Basin children annually who are in need of immediate help. Partnering with DHS, the Assistance League will provide essential items for these children from infants to high school seniors being removed from unsafe environments and placed into emergency foster care.
Assistance League of Klamath Basin has been serving the area’s youth since 1986. It runs three philanthropic programs — Families in Crisis, Project USA, and Operation School Bell — each with a unique purpose.
July 3, 2020
Findables Store Reopens
Herald and News
Assistance League of Klamath Basin volunteers are working to fulfill their mission of “transforming the lives of children through community programs· even as the COVID-19 pandemic presents some added challenges to their work. One recent bright spot in the nonprofit’s operations was the re-opening of its used fumiture and home decor store, Findables, which brings in approximately 50 percent of its fundraising monies to help area youth, according to ALKB President Patty Barsalou.
Findables closed temporarily in March due to COVID-19 restrictions but reopened June 18. The store accepts donated furniture and household items in decent condition. The same items are also accepted on consignment; the profit on consignment items is split 50/50 between Findables and the customer if an item is sold.
October 13, 2019
Ready for the winter
Herald and News
September 29, 2019
Warm for the winter
Herald and News
The Assistance League of Klamath Basin receives a $2,000 donation from RIP City Riders. Presenting the donation are members of the RIP City Riders with their President, Brent Phelps. Receiving the donation is Leslie Wilkenson, president and Dorene Ridgway, vice president of resource development of the Assistance League of Klamath Basin. RIP City Riders believe in helping children in the Klamath Basin. The donation will help clothe students K-12 referred to the Assistance League’s Operation School Bell philanthropic program.
August 28, 2019
The Assistance League® of Klamath Basin Earns BBB Accreditation
The Assistance League of Klamath Basin is Committed to Promoting Trust in Giving.
Klamath Falls, Oregon – August, 2019. The Assistance League of Klamath Basin (ALKB) is proud to announce its recent Better Business Bureau Accreditation. As a BBB Accredited Charity, ALKB is dedicated to BBB’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability, a comprehensive set of best practices for charities that go beyond the requirements of state and federal regulations in critical areas of operations: governance; measuring effectiveness; financial management; and fundraising and communications.
ALKB applied to become a BBB Accredited Charity because for more than 100 years, BBB has helped people find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. Displaying the BBB Accredited Charity Seal shows the community that ALKB upholds rigorous standards of ethical charity practices. Consumers can find ALKB’s Charity Review report at https://www.bbb.org/oregon/Charity-Reviews/charity-community-development-and-civic-organizations/assistance-league-of-klamath-basin-in-klamath-falls-or-22600580/print.
“We wanted to become BBB Accredited to build trust with our donors and the community,” said Leslie Wilkenson, ALKB’s president. “We are proud to have met the BBB’s Standards for Charity Accountability and look forward to displaying the BBB Seal to show that we are committed to promoting trust and wise giving.”
ALKB is an all-volunteer organization committed to helping children in the Klamath Basin. Funds raised through events, donations, grants, and its quality used furniture and home décor store, Findables, are re-invested in the community.
Mission Statement: Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.
Vision Statement: Essential needs are met in our communities and families flourish.
You can contact the Assistance League of Klamath Basin at 541-883-1721. Find us at https://www.klamathbasinassistanceleague.org/or on Facebook.
The BBB serves the Northwest with more than 14 million consumers in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Hawaii, Montana and Western Wyoming.
May 23, 2019
Chamber of Commerce Members Meet at Findables
Assistance League hosted a very successful Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Greeters and Friend-raising event at our Findables store on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 9 a.m. It is a way to introduce our organization to other Klamath County Chamber members in a relax social setting. It helps us stay connected to the rest of the business community. We had 42 attendees and we briefly introduced the Assistance League organization and our special home décor thrift shop. The social time was highlighted with snacks and drinks.
May 19, 2019
Active Shoes = Active Bodies
May 4, 2019
Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast
Assistance League of Klamath Basin held a flapjack fundraiser on May 4 at Applebee’s Restaurant. Among those present was Patty Barsalou, who is shown helping 2-year-old Kelsa Jesperson with her flapjack breakfast. Proceeds from the fundraiser went to the Operation School Bell Program helping students in need of assistance to purchase school clothing. Thank you was extended to Applebee’s Restaurant for its assistance in holding the fundraiser.
April 17, 2019
Chapter Visit Meeting
Held every 4 years with National Representatives and Klamath Basin Board and Chair Members
April 16, 2019
Reception for Assistance League National Representatives at Findables store
April 10, 2019
New member orientation at member’s house
March 24, 2019
Assistance League completed an annual book drive which was a part of National Assistance League’s Literacy Week involving all 120 Assistance League Chapters. Our Chapter decided to donate the books we collected to the Exodus House which is one of our new philanthropic programs. We collected over 200 books which is fantastic.
February 3, 2019
Gold Seal Status
Assistance League of Klamath Basin has received 2018 Gold Seal status on the GuideStar Nonprofit Profile thanks to the tireless efforts of one of its members, Marilyn Christian. The mission of league volunteers is transforming the lives of children through community programs. To become a member, contact Findables, 1330 E. Main St., 541.883.1721, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., www.klamathbasinassistanceleague.org. Shown here are, from right, Marilyn Christian, Denny Jamarck, Leslie Wilkenson and Micki Lemke. (Published February 3, 2019 Klamath Falls Herald and News)
October 2, 2018
Operation School Bell Offers Warm Clothes for Cold Days Ahead
September 11, 2018
Assistance League of Klamath Basin – Operation School Bell
This page was updated on July 9, 2020