News from Assistance League of Indianapolis
Assistance League® of Indianapolis participated in USA Weekend’s 24th annual Make A Difference Day by collecting books donated by member volunteers and the organization’s Operation School Bell® program. Margaret Lawrence, Vice President of Marketing, and member Ruth Ann Arany then delivered them to Teachers’ Treasures, The Indianapolis Boys and Girls Club, and Nora Elementary School for use by Burmese refugee students.
Make A Difference Day was started by USA Weekend, a national weekend newspaper magazine, in 1992 as a day for Americans to set aside some time to improve the lives of others. It has grown to become the largest community day of service in the United States.
Assistance League chapters across America collected new children's books to promote literacy. Each chapter distributed the books within their community to agencies and places where they would meet a need. Assistance League of Indianapolis’s community outreach program, “Random Acts of Kindness”, gave members an opportunity to donate books at the August and October Members’ Meeting. Margaret Lawrence headed the donation effort and the distribution of the 1,203 books collected.
Assistance League of Indianapolis is proud to join other Assistance League chapters across the county in participating in this day of community service. This instance of caring and commitment of member volunteers is an example of how the organization continues to benefit adults and children of in the Indianapolis area.