OCEANSIDE — Beautiful spring hats were the dress code for the monthly Assistance League of North County meetings at the El Camino Country Club on April 28, where members swore in new officers, went over league news, and had an opportunity to sign up to volunteer for the league’s community outreach programs.
The Assistance League of North County has 13 standing philanthropic committees. Outreach efforts focus on children’s health, safety and education.
Outreach includes the Footsteps program that provides new school shoes to children of low-income families. Through collaboration with Payless ShoeSource store, children are referred to the program, take a field trip to the shoe store, and are fitted with a new socks and shoes by league volunteers.
Another league outreach effort is the I Love to Read program that works with North County schools to reward avid readers with a new book and a I Love to Read T-shirt.
The North County Assistance League boasts 100 members who collectively put in 12,000 volunteer service hours a year. There are 245 Assistance League chapters in the United States.