The Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito (ALRSD) is celebrating its 20th anniversary during the 2016-2017 chapter year. ALRSD began as a guild of Assistance League (AL) in 1993 with 15 members, and in 1997 became the 100th chapter to be charted by AL. Their anniversary theme is “Roaring Twenties,” which will be incorporated into several events throughout the year, including the upcoming open house at the ALRSD thrift shop.

ALRSD is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children and adults affected by trauma, violence, and poverty. Last year alone, ALRSD donated $120,000 and over 22,000 volunteer hours to the Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and Carmel Valley communities. Philanthropic programs include Assault Survivor Kits, Hug-A-Bear, Preschool English Literacy Program, Knifty Knitters, Stand Up For Kids, and Operation School Bell. For more information go to www.alrsd.org.