Assistance League of Glendale members are a modest bunch. They don’t usually blow their own horns. But on Oct. 11, they certainly did. A packed crowd of some 150 women and one man had the chance to hear about the league’s philanthropy projects.
League President Alma Tycer and Membership Vice President Rae McCormick welcomed members and guests. Each chairwoman described their program. Chairman Mary Margaret Smith described the league’s monthly luncheons for seniors age 55 and older. The “Senior Neighborhood Fellowship” is regularly attended by close to 70 seniors for a $2 donation each.
The League’s “Operation School Bell” was described by Chairman Patty Schermer. Last year 750 children were clothed by the league in order to help the children “thrive in school.” Still another league program is “Author’s & Illustrators Day” in which 20 Glendale public elementary schools are visited by artists and their illustrators; $1,500 is also donated to school libraries to buy new books as part of the program. Since 1996, $95,000 has been donated by the league for books for school libraries.