Assistance League of Coppell is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has transformed lives and strengthened the Coppell community for over 20 years through innovative philanthropic programs.
Since its formation, Assistance League of Coppell members have provided essential services to those in our community. Our chapter includes both adult members and Assisteens, a teen auxiliary comprised of Coppell middle and high school students. Each year our members provide thousands of service hours and, since our formation, our organization has expended over $550,000 for service programs directly benefiting our local community.
Assistance League of Coppell supports the philanthropic programs and youth organization described below.
Operation School Bell
This program is targeted at economically disadvantaged youth with the intent of addressing the following areas of need: Clothing, Hunger, Health, Supplies and Literacy. We provide students identified by CISD school nurses and counselors with school clothing, backpacks, toiletries, snacks and other supplies. We also deliver food to local children who typically receive free or reduced-price lunches and provide CISD with gift cards to distribute for student food and essential items.
Each week volunteer members bring donuts and serve coffee to the residents of River Oaks Assisted Living and CHRISTUS St. Joseph Village. Members visit with the residents and entertain them with crossword puzzles.
Youth Today programs are aimed at teaching children how to make good choices by supporting and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
Drug testing kits: Assistance League provides schools and local law enforcement with drug and alcohol testing kits and pamphlets free of charge to distribute to concerned parents in our community.
Fatal Vision goggles: Fatal Vision goggles simulate the visual impairment caused by alcohol or other drugs. Assistance League members conduct demonstrations/ exercises at local schools to show the underlying risk of impairment.
Journeys: Journeys is a one-on-one mentoring program for at-risk elementary and middle school children as nominated by CISD school counselors. Our adult mentors meet with these students each week during the school year.
In keeping with the mission of Assistance League, we fund 3 scholarships of $1,000 each to graduating high school seniors who exhibit excellence in service to the community. These scholarships are unique in that they are awarded based solely on service.
Established in September 2019, Assisteens is Assistance League of Coppell’s teen auxiliary. When students join Assisteens, they learn the value of volunteerism and become contributing members of the community. Assisteens members determine the charitable programs and volunteer opportunities where they will participate. This gives the members a sense of ownership and excitement over the programs they serve.