Transforming Lives · Strengthening Community
of Salt Lake City
Annual Report to the Community 2018 - 2019
Shireen M. Mooers, M.D.
"Darvin's mom wanted me to let you know that she is very grateful that he was able to get his teeth fixed. He was in a great deal of pain and had a hard time eating. It was a busy time right before Christmas but you went above and beyond to make the arrangements. We truly appreciate your efforts and willingness to help him and all of the work that you do for so many."
Preschool Social Worker, Granite School District
Message from the President
Dear Friends, Donors and Members,
For over 40 years Assistance League of Salt Lake City has made a difference in our community. Once again, you helped make this possible, and I am excited to share our 2018-2019 accomplishments.
Thanks to your generosity, support and caring, Assistance League benefited over 13,000 Utahns in need this year. We worked hard to maximize donated time and dollars to serve all ages from infants to seniors.
Our Assistance League Thrift Shop raised $591,132 this fiscal year accounting for 62% of funding for our philanthropic programs. Our volunteers donated 33,326 hours working on programs, staffing the Thrift Shop and serving on administrative committees. The U.S Department of Labor values these hours at $852,146. Thank you for donating items and purchasing from the thrift shop, helping with programs and partnering with us on our fundraisers. Together, we brightened the lives of thousands in our community.
Consider Lucy, one of a record 217 children helped this year by our Operation Healthy Teeth program. Lucy’s teeth were loosened in a bad fall at school. Without funds for dental treatment, her mom didn't know where to turn. After being refused by three agencies, the school finally contacted Operation Healthy Teeth who secured a dental appointment for Lucy that very day. Working with our dentist partners who contribute their time and skill, Assistance League helped change over 200 painful mouths into happy smiles at an average cost of $928 per child. I'm proud we could respond to the increased demand for urgent dental treatment for kids in need.
Assistance League returned an amazing 86 cents of every dollar spent back to the community through our eleven philanthropic programs. As you review this report, you will see how your generous contributions make a significant difference transforming lives throughout our community. You are essential to our philanthropic journey.
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"The greatest impact of Operation School Bell® is that our students are kept warm during the winter months. This helps with their attendance because they aren't getting sick. Kids that receive clothes have big smiles on their faces when they receive the big blue bag."
Elementary School Counselor
Our Philanthropic Journey Continues, Thanks to You!
Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.
President, 2018 - 2019
"The Assistance League's generous gifts have a major impact on helping those formerly homeless create a true home environment that they can't do on their own.
A usually withdrawn resident asked her case manager to come see her apartment, which she hasn't wanted to do since moving in. The case manager saw that our resident had hung a picture over her table and was using a beautiful serving dish to keep candy for her grandchildren and other visitors. The resident was so proud of the warm, welcoming home environment she could create because of the donations from the Assistance League of Salt Lake City."
The Impact of Operation School Bell
TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF THOSE IN NEED
"Thank you so much for the baskets. Your teens are great to work with and the families truly loved their special items on Sunday!"
Kellie Mieremet, CVA Volunteer Coordinator Family Support Center
"I am so blessed to partner with the Assisteens who made these welcome back pencil pouches for refugee families at Head Start! I know they will be put to good use and families will be relieved to have materials to help their children learn!"
Professional Development Specialist Utah Community Action Head Start Program
Housing Authority of Salt Lake City
Consociates Auxiliary of Assistance League of Salt Lake City serves two vunerable populations - newborn infants and victims of sexual assault. One evening a month, the Consociates assemble layettes which are taken to area hospitals and given to parents who have few, if any, items for their newborn.
"I just want to thank you so very much for the newborn tote full of gifts that you gave for my new little girl. You have no idea how much we needed it and appreciate your generous gift. Thank you again!" Kirsti S.
Assault Survivor Kits are provided to the Rape Recovery Center to give comfort to victims of sexual assault.
One young woman wore the clothes she received in her kit for several days...not because she had no other clothes, but because the items from the Assault Survivor Kit gave her comfort after suffering a traumatic event and were reminded her of the kindness shown to her at that time.
Once every month, the Assisteens Auxiliary demonstrates the value of teen volunteers in our community.
From cooking dinner for Ronald McDonald House residents to playing Bingo with seniors in care facilities to giving children at the Family Support Center an afternoon of fun, our Assisteens spread joy throughout the community with their monthly projects.
Assistance League members contributed
33,326 volunteer hours at a value of $847,480
WITH YOUR HELP, OVER 13,000 PEOPLE - INFANTS TO SENIORS - WERE SERVED BY ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF SALT LAKE CITY IN 2018-2019
KAREN s. jOHNSON wOMAN OF dISTINCTION aWARD
Consociates Auxiliary Chairman Heidi Makowski and honoree Betsy Burton
Betsy Burton, co-founder and co-owner of The King's English Bookshop, was honored as the Consociates Auxiliary's 2019 Karen S. Johnson Woman of Distinction recipient. The award was presented to Ms. Burton at the annual Karen S. Johnson Woman of Distinction Luncheon, held at the Cottonwood Country Club on May 4, 2019.
Ms. Burton has been a leading advocate for literacy in the community for many years and has supported the partnership between The King's English Bookshop and Assistance League during our annual children's book drive. This annual award is presented to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to our community.
Assistance League of Salt Lake City's Operation School Bell program would not be able to provide new school clothing to over 5,000 children in need each year without the help of generous donors like the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, recipient of National Assistance League's 2019 Operation School Bell Award.
Assistance League Thrift Shop:
Delighted children at the YWCA shelter with repaired costume jewelry to give to their mom on Mother's Day.
Gave towels and bedding that could not be sold in the thrift shop to animal rescue shelters
Provided over $7,800 worth of free clothing to men and women re-entering the workforce or returning to school through our Brighter Tomorrows program
Contributed 2/3 of the
funding for our eleven philanthropic programs
Furnished kitchenware, bedding, lamps and decor to refugees and clients of Utah Housing Authority.
Encouraged inmates at the Utah State Prison to read by supplying unsold books to their library.
nATIONAL aSSISTANCE lEAGUE'S® Operation School Bell award pRESENTED TO sORENSON Legacy fOUNDATION
Lisa Meiling , Sorenson Legacy Foundation, holding 2019 Operation School Bell Award
Did You Know?
This prestigious award is presented to long-term donors and supporters of Operation School Bell who have made significant contributions to the program.
Lisa Meiling accepted the award for the Foundation at the chapter's year-end luncheon held on May 4, 2019.
Thank you, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, for your continuing support!
Held special events and sales of featured items throughout the year.
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Robert W. and Barbara J. Keener Foundation
Kennecott Charitable Foundation
John and Dora Lang Charitable Foundation
Masonic Foundation of Utah
Herbert I. and Elsa B. Michael Foundation
Mountain Land Design
Old Navy Market Group
Bruce and Cecelia Petersen Foundation
Rocky Mountain Power Corporation
Sorenson Legacy Foundation
Assistance League of Salt Lake City Thrift Shop Donors and Customers
Karen S. Johnson Woman of Distinction Event Donors
Assistance League of Salt Lake City Members
Return on Investment + Other
INDIVIDUAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND GIFTS OF IN-KIND GOODS & SERVICES
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Thrift Shop - 9.1%
Special Events - 0.5%
Management - 3.4%
Development - 1.0%
2018-19 FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE DONORS $1000+
Ashton Family Foundation
Ruth Eleanor Bamberger and John Ernest
Bamberger Memorial Foundation
H.J. & B.R. Barlow Foundation
Francis W. Burton Foundation
R. Harold Burton Foundation
Jeffrey and Helen Cardon Foundation
Chapters of Hope Foundation
Dahle Development LLC
Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation
George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Marriner S. Eccles Foundation
Henry W. and Leslie M. Eskuche Foundation
Florence J. Gillmor Foundation
Pat and Henry Hemingway Family Charitable Fund
CONSOCIATES AUXILIARY GOVERNING BOARD
Chairman: Heidi Makowski
1st Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Stephanie Hatton-Ward
2nd Vice Chair Programs: Rachel Onraet
3rd Vice Chair Membership: BJ Hansen
4th Vice Chair Women of Distinction: Lynne Blackerby
Recording Secretary: Darlene McCullagh
Corresponding Secretary: Angela McKenzie
Policies: Mary Black
Public Relations: Shari Troester
Historian: Stephanie Hatton-Ward
ASSISTEENS AUXILIARY LEADERSHIP
Coordinator: Kim Shemwell
Chair: Kaylie Evans
Vice Chair: Mia McNeil 7
2018 - 2019 LEADERSHIP
J. Steven Newton, Business Law Associates
Rick Noyes, The ND Group
Alisa and Stephen Parks
Dave Parson, Digital Financial Group
Julia and William Reagan
Lisa and Steve Sullivan
Tsunami Restaurant Group
Martin A. Watkins, True North Wealth
Jim Whitney, Whitney Advertising and Design, Inc
Operation School Bell - 43.8%
Operation Healthy Teeth - 23.7%
Baby Bundles - 6.0%
Eye on the Community - 4.0%
Brighter Tomorrow - 2.6%
Book Bank - 3.1% Assault Survivor Kits - 2.0%
Service - 0.8%
Act III - 0.1%
GIVING AND GRATITUDE
ASSISTANCE LEAGUE GOVERNING BOARD
President: Shireen Mooers, M.D.
President-Elect: Pat Gleason
1st Vice President Programs: Carol Coulter
2nd Vice President Resource Development: Geri Mineau
3rd Vice President Membership: Randi Sager
4th Vice President Communications: Terri Jarrett
Recording Secretary: Debra Wilkerson
Treasurer: Liz Quealy
Bylaws: Shirley King
Chapter/Auxiliary Liaison: Susan Erickson
Consociates Chairman: Heidi Makowski
Education Chairman: Linda Stimpson
Strategic Planning Chairman: Diane Mackin
Thrift Shop Chairman: Alisa Parks
ASSISTANCE LEAGUE PROUDLY DIRECTED 86% OF EVERY DOLLAR SPENT TO OUR COMMUNITY PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS
Carol and Dave Coulter
Scott and Haitran Coulter
Launa Lee Harvey
Kathleen and Paul Littlefield
Lois and Royce Moser
Craig L. Neibuhr, CN Insurance Associates, Inc.
Dave Parson, Digital Financial Group
Lisa and Steve Sullivan
The King's English Bookshop
2018 - 2019 FINANCIAL SUMMARY
ENDING NET ASSETS: $2,251,486
Grants and Donations
Assistance League of Salt Lake City wishes to express sincere gratitude to the many individuals, foundations and corporations who provide support for our programs and services described in this Annual Report. We greatly appreciate those who join hands with us to strengthen and improve the lives of underserved infants, children, teens and adults.