Las Dedicadas

OFFICERS 2017-2018

 

Chairman

Stacy M.

 

1st Vice-Chairman Membership

Susan B.


2nd Vice-Chairman

Projects School Kits

Karen B.

Hygiene Kits

Amanda N.

 

3rd Vice-Chairman

Thrift Shop

 LuAnn


Recording /Corresponding

Secretary

Roxanne D.

  

Treasurer

Dru M.

 

Appointed Committee

Email/Website - Dru M.


Hours - Melody P.


Out-to-Lunch Bunch

Leeanne L.


Scholarships

Jennifer A.


Assistance League Liaison

Sue H.


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 "Everything you wanted to know about Las Dedicadas"

A service organization serving the Yuma community...


 

Our Mission

The purpose of Las Dedicadas is to support the Assistance League® of Yuma Chapter  and carry on a program of philanthropic work in the community.

We support the Assistance League® of Yuma’s efforts by putting together school and hygiene kits that are provided to the children when they pick out their new clothes at Operation School Bell®. We also support the Assistance League Thrift Shop on 4th Avenue by providing additional workers on Saturdays.  This shift is from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM


Meetings

Regular Las Dedicadas meetings are on the third Thursday of the month from September through May.  Meeting time is typically at 7:00 PM with social time starting at 6:30 PM.  Special meetings may be called for kit making sessions, board meetings or for other needs.


Financial Obligation

Membership dues are $45.00 a year and collected in the Spring of each year for the following year.  Associate members, who are past active members and are currently unable to make the hours commitment, pay $50.00.  New Members pay:  $10.00 in Sept/Oct to cover new member materials and then in the Spring pay $45.00 for membership dues for the next year.


Time Commitment and Hours Calculation

Active members must give 36 hours on an annual basis.

Each activity in Las Dedicadas applies to the hour’s commitment.  Meetings attended qualify for two hours.  Shifts at the Thrift Shop qualify for 8 hours.  All other activities qualify for actual time spent. 

Attending monthly meetings, working two shifts in the Thrift Shop and attending one or two of the other activities can easily meet the 36-hour time commitment.


Thrift Shop

Las Dedicadas supports the Assistance League of Yuma’s Thrift Shop.  This is one of the principal sources of funding for our philanthropic projects and services.  All items offered for resale are donated by members, local merchants and from the community.  The Thrift Shop, managed and staffed by member volunteers, sells a wide variety of goods, including clothing, kitchenware, furniture, electronics, collectibles, books and household items.


Out to Lunch Bunch

Two to three times per year the ladies of Las Dedicadas gather at the Life Care Center of Yuma to meet with our special friends.  We provide lunch and a small gift to 12 residents who join us for a social hour of laughter and some good story telling.


Scholarship Project

Las Dedicadas provides each of the local high schools with a scholarship fund that is used to assist seniors with class fees needed for graduation. 


Operation School Bell 

Operation School Bell provides clothing for children in need. Throughout the school year nurses and teachers refer children in need to School Bell.  With permission from the parents, the principal, school nurse or counselor brings the children to the School Bell building where volunteers help children make their clothing selection in the right size.  The children are also provided with 2 complete outfits including underwear, socks and shoes.  Children also receive a book bag and books as well as school supplies and hygiene kits provided by Las Dedicadas Auxiliary.  Operation School Bell’s goal is to strengthen self-confidence and inspire scholastic achievement in the children who are economically disadvantaged.


2017-2018 School Year

School Kits assembled to date:               Health Kits assembled to date: 

Total Volunteer hours: 

Children Clothed through School Bell:

If you would like to make a donation to assist us in purchasing items for our hygiene and school kits, mail in your donations to the address below.

Make check payable to Las Dedicadas and mail to:  

Assistance League of Yuma, c/o Las Dedicadas, 1048 S 5th Avenue, Yuma, AZ  85364