Our History

In 2010, our Board applied for and received our IRS 501(c)(3) status as a nonprofit corporation.

Big Sky Western Bank generously donated space for gathering, sorting, packaging, and shipping items collected, as a year-round donation and storage site. With their purchase of First Security Bank, the board of directors of AAS made arrangements for AAS to have a new home. The new location has been generously donated along with any additional costs incurred, such as utilities, taxes, dues, etc.