Annually, Assistance League returns over $38 million to local communities, assisting 1.5 million people. This is made possible by the 25,000+ member volunteers in 120 chapters who contribute more than 3.2 million service hours each year. Operation School Bell, our signature national program, serves over 300,000 disadvantaged children annually. Unlike most national charities, our focus is on local chapter needs first. Assistance League actually helps our volunteers realize their vision for their communities. And all funds they raise stay in those individual communities. So their dreams become our dreams. And together, across 120 linked chapters, we help people in need achieve a better quality of life. The mission of the national organization is to build successful chapters nationwide through education, inspiration and support.