Las Aletas, or "Little Wings", was formed in 1964 as an Auxiliary of the Assistance League® of Santa Barbara, a chapter of National Assistance League®. Members of Las Aletas volunteer their time and talents to serve the greater Santa Barbara community. Las Aletas manages three philanthropic programs, in addition to helping staff the Assistance League Thrift Shop.
An auxiliary formed by National Assistance League® in the 1930’s, provides teenagers with opportunities to serve those in need, develop a sense of responsibility and community spirit and learn leadership skills. Our chapter formed an Assisteens auxiliary in January, 2006, composed of boys and girls currently enrolled in middle and high school. The group’s enthusiastic boys and girls develop their own philanthropic and fundraising programs, as well as offering support to the chapter's 16 philanthropic programs. The auxiliary provides an opportunity for members to complete community service hours required for graduation and develop skills and experience which reflect favorably on their college applications.
Vision Statement: Improve lives of residents in Santa Barbara County by providing financial, educational, and social support to children and adults in need.
Mission Statement: Assistance league of Santa Barbara is a nonprofit all-volunteer organization that develops and implements programs to benefit children and adults in Santa Barbara County.
A Chapter of National Assistance League®