Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan
            Clothe Feed Educate Comfort
  • Nonprofit, 501(c)(3), volunteer organization, est. 1993
  • Serving Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties
  • Helping over 23,000 infants, children, & adults year round
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January 2018
Bordine's donates $6,900 to benefit 
Assistance League®  of Southeastern Michigan
Generosity and holiday spirit were in bloom when Assistance League  of Southeastern Michigan and Bordine's joined together to host the annual Bordine's Holiday Extravaganza. These longstanding organizations collaborate annually in corporate philanthropy to provide festivities for more than 400 guests who shop for a cause, and in turn, donate abundantly to the community.

Bordine's President Calvin Bordine presented Assistance League with a check for $6,900--a portion of which came from ticket sales from the Holiday Extravaganza. This donation will further the Assistance League mission to provide clothing, food, educational support and comfort to nearly 23,000 children and adults each year.

"We are inspired by the community spirit of those who attended and we are grateful for the generosity shown by Bordine's leadership," said Rosemary Dirksen, Assistance League President. "Generous hearts are always in season. This helps our chapter continue to make a profound impact on local families in the communities we serve."

The Holiday Extravaganza featured food samples from local restaurants, wine accompaniments, creative holiday displays, music, games, and raffles. Raffle tickets were awarded to guests who brought warm winter accessories, amounting to an additional donation of 226 hats and 392 pairs of gloves.
"There is a lot of love in this festive winter wonderland," said Violet Cholakian, Assistance League board member. "It certainly put us in the holiday spirit while we shop for a cause."

Both Assistance League and Bordine's are based in the Rochester Hills area, but their community impact reaches throughout Southeastern Michigan. Assistance League has been serving communities since 1993 through their many philanthropic programs and ReSale Connection store. Bordine's has been the largest family-owned grower and retail garden center in Michigan for 77 years.

Bordine's President Calvin Bordine presents a check for $6,900 to Rosemary Dirksen, president of Assistance League  of Southeastern Michigan (right) along with member, Pauline Schafer (left). 

Enjoying the Bordine's Holiday Extravaganza are Assistance League  members who shopped for a cause. 

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, founded in 1993 and serving Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, is a nonprofit, all-member volunteer organization whose mission is to clothe, feed, educate and comfort children and adults through community-based programs. With no paid staff, funds raised from the Assistance League ReSale Connection and contributors are returned back to local Michigan communities, helping those in need.  For more information, please visit ReSale Connection, 204 S Main Street, Rochester, MI, 48307, ( 248) 656-0414 or visit website