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Partners of the Arlington Life Shelter (PALS)

The mission of PALS is to expand community awareness of the work of the Arlington Life Shelter and provide additional financial support for that work. PALS Volunteers are men, women and children who help make the shelter a “home away from home” for homeless families in our community.

Service Opportunities

  • Birthday Parties: Bingo is the first Saturday night of each month and celebrates the residents' birthdays.
  • Christmas Store: Children shop for gifts for their parents in the make-believe shelter store.
  • Angel Tree: PALS members provide gift cards for adult residents for Christmas
  • Mother’s Day: Special gifts are given to parents in recognition of the important role they play in their children's lives.
  • STARS: School Attendance Celebration Parties
  • All students are recognized each semester for putting forth their best effort in spite of their challenging situations.

2020 PALS Officers & Committees:

President: Cheryl Illingworth

Vice President: Sally Butcher

Secretary: Eliza Hatton

Treasurer: Kathy Hurst 

Birthday Parties: Judy Steffens 

Christmas Activities: Cissy Conley

Newsletter & Yearbook/Historian: Patsy Miller

Emergency Lunches: Mary Smith

Mother's/Father's Day Gifts: Jackie Halpin-Osteen

Membership: Linda Smith

Games Day: Claire Daulton


Founder: Sylvia Nichols
Past Presidents: Patsy Miller and Ann Hatch                  
Arlington Life Shelter Board: Sissy Day

PALS can accomplish this mission with you and your membership support. Please consider joining our organization, or renewing your membership.

A New Day.  A New Home.  A New Life.