A national auxiliary formed in the 1930s, provides teenagers with opportunities to serve those in need, develop a sense of responsibility and community spirit and learn leadership skills. Assistance League of Santa Barbara formed an Assisteens auxiliary in January, 2006, composed of boys and girls currently enrolled in middle and high school. The group’s enthusiastic boys and girls develop their own philanthropic and fundraising programs, as well as offering support to Assistance League of Santa Barbara's 17 philanthropic programs. The auxiliary provides an opportunity for members to complete community service hours required for graduation and develop skills and experience which reflect favorably on their college applications.
The Assisteens make and sell fragrant and luscious lotion during the holiday seasons to raise funds to put on this wonderful event each year. The teen members make corsages and boutonnieres for the Guests and themselves. We have dance instructors form Santa Barbara Dance Center come and teach the teens as well as the guests some fun steps so they can get out and dance with each other. A fun old-timer band plays period music which suits the Seniors' era. The teens and the seniors look forward to and enjoy this annual event!
The Assisteens help chapter members with Bear HUGS package assembly:
The Assisteens making lotion for their fundraiser.
Vision Statement: Improve lives of residents in Santa Barbara County by providing financial, educational, and social support to children and adults in need.
Mission Statement: Assistance league of Santa Barbara is a nonprofit all-volunteer organization that develops and implements programs to benefit children and adults in Santa Barbara County.
A Chapter of National Assistance League®