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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September 2017
Free hoodies, socks, underwear to children in need from 
Assistance League ®  Volunteers support 
Blast Off 2 School program for local children
Assistance League  of Southeastern Michigan, in collaboration with Rochester Area Neighborhood House, sponsored Blast Off 2 School, August 14-16, which provided essential supplies for Rochester-area children in need.

Assistance League provided each child with a new hoodie or fleece top, socks, underwear, a book, and a hygiene kit full of toiletries that included a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, comb and washcloth.  Neighborhood House provided backpacks and school supplies. 

Assistance League President Rosemary Dirksen welcomed parents while Carol Murphy, Ann Drake, and Joanne Wisniewski, Operation School Bell® chairs, escorted the children into their free "shopping area" filled with racks of clothes and tables of necessities and grade-level books. Shopping with an Assistance League volunteer, each of the 465 students, ages 4-18, excitedly filled their totes with items for the new school year.

 "It is rewarding to be able to sponsor an event in collaboration with Neighborhood House to serve children in our hometown. We are helping children to get a good start to their school year," said Carol Murphy.



  1. Assistance League member volunteer Barb Miller helps this 7-year-old student choose a new jacket.
  2. Assistance League volunteers distribute essential supplies for Rochester-area children in need at the Blast Off 2 School program.
  3. These students were excited to select new books to take home.

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  248-656-014 or visit website