Assistance League awards $30,000 to local organizations

The Assistance League of Laguna Beach (ALLB) has awarded financial grants in the aggregate amount of $30,000 to several local philanthropic organizations. The $30,000 in grant awards is in addition to ALLB’s annual philanthropic donations.

The grant recipients include the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, GiGi’s Playhouse Orange County, Collaborative Courts, Sally’s Fund, Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach and Ability Awareness Project.

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Photo by Jessica Harlow

(L-R) Suzanne Scott (Gigi’s Playhouse), Shadi Pourkashef (Ability Awareness Project), Kathy Burnham (Collaborative Courts), Kathy Pawluk (ALLB President), Rachael Berger (Sally’s Fund), Monica Prado (Laguna Beach Community Clinic) and Kathleen Hester (ALLB VP Philanthropy)

According to Kathleen Hester, ALLB VP of Philanthropy, “We are thrilled that our Thrift Shop has done so well this year and that we can provide additional grants to these very deserving organizations.”

ALLB President Kathy Pawluk added, “We are grateful to the members of this community for their generous donations of items to be sold in the Thrift Shop, and to the tireless efforts of our members who make the shop such a success.”

ALLB is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization which generously supports many community programs with funds raised by its Thrift Shop.

The ALLB Thrift Shop is located at 526 Glenneyre Ave. and is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Donations are accepted in the garage behind the shop Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 pm. For more information, contact, or visit

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