Human Services

Assistance League of Tucson, Inc.

  • Tucson, AZ
  • www.ALTucson.org

Mission Statement

Volunteers working in the Tucson community to help those in need.
Tucson and Pima County, AZ

Main Programs

  1. Operation School Bell
  2. Starting Over Supplies
  3. Assault Survivor Kits
  4. Teddy Bears
  5. Assisteens Helping Tucson Teens
  6. Pass it On
Service Areas

Self-reported

Arizona

The Greater Tucson area in Pima County, Arizona.

ruling year

1961

President

Self-reported

Johnny Williams

Co Principal Officer

Self-reported

Pat Joy

Keywords

Self-reported

Assistance League, philanthropic, volunteer, Children, family, assault victims, Operation School Bell, Thrift Shop, Tucson

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Also Known As

Assistance League of Tucson

EIN

86-6057789

 Number

6835981559

Physical Address

1307 N. Alvernon Way

Tucson, AZ 85712

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Family Services (P40)

Victims' Services (P62)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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We help families in crisis situations, encourage children to stay in school and assist victims of sexual assault.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Operation School Bell

Operation School Bell provides new clothing, shoes,school supplies and grooming necessities to elementary school children in five school districts in the Tucson community to encourage attendance and self esteem.  This program has clothed over 38,000 children since its inception in 1994.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

None

Budget

$338,280.00

Program 2

Starting Over Supplies

Starting Over Supplies provides a variety of new household items to clients of eleven social service agencies.  These individuals have overcome a number of obstacles including domestic violence, homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$71,050.00

Program 3

Assault Survivor Kits

Assault Survivor Kits, partnering with the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA), this program provides clothing and toiletry items for women, men and children who have been victims of sexual assault.  The number of kits requested has increased every year, and we have also seen an increase in the number of kits requested for children.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Crime/Abuse Victims

None

None

Budget

$1,585.00

Program 4

Teddy Bears

Teddy bears are provided to first responders and hospitals to be given to children in crisis situations.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$14,000.00

Program 5

Assisteens Helping Tucson Teens

In-kind grants are awarded to Title I middle schools in the areas of  the arts and physical education.  This program is funded solely by our teenage volunteers through their annual special event.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

$16,000.00

Program 6

Pass it On

Items that we cannot sell in our Thrift Shop are distributed to three agencies in our region for their use.

Category

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    1. Recruit and retain an active and engaged membership to accomplish our mission.
    2. Ensure that programs meet community needs.
    3. Promote growth of a fiscally responsible organization to support our mission.
    4. Boldly promote our mission, programs and fundraising opportunities to the community, increasing our name recognition and visibility.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    1)Assess membership satisfaction:
    • Obligations
    • Engagement

    2) Evaluate impact of philanthropic programs.
    • Ensure programs meet a 75% return to community and increasing to 80%.

    3) Develop and monitor a fiscally responsible budget.

    4a) Plan, coordinate and carry out successful fundraising events and campaigns.

    4b) Increase community awareness via media and branding opportunities.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have a strong leadership team of 13 Board members from diverse backgrounds.
    Our members are all volunteers who join the chapter to further our mission of helping our community.
    We have a thriving Thrift Shop and a very supportive donor base and grant funders.
    We partner with 39 schools and four social agencies to achieve our goals.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We receive many anecdotal notes and thank you letters from those we serve. We survey the recipient agencies to ascertain their needs and obtain feedback.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    There will always be people in need! We continually examine our programs to assess that we are being the most efficient and effective in our delivery models.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Arizona

The Greater Tucson area in Pima County, Arizona.

Funding Needs

Annual income to cover programs and operating expenses.

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Assistance League of Tucson Inc
Fiscal year: May 01-Apr 30

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Assistance League of Tucson, Inc.

Leadership

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President

Johnny Williams

Co Principal Officer

Pat Joy

BIO

Assistance League of Tucson does not have any salaried personnel. The president is a volunteer who serves for two years.

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"As a member-volunteer organization, Assistance League of Tucson has no CEO/Executive Director or paid staff."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Johnny Williams

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
This organization reports that it does not collect this information.
Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
Our organization is non-political, non-discriminatory when recruiting our volunteer members.