Can you imagine never having a new pair of shoes? Only attending school half of the time as you must share your clothes with a sibling? Or an entire family sharing one toothbrush? This is the reality for many of the children we serve. Operation School Bell is the signature philanthropic program of Assistance League across the United States. The program provides new school uniforms and clothing to children indentified as "in need" by their schools. Each child is individually fitted by chapater members and provided with: 4 shirts, 2 pants, 6 pair of socks, 6 underwear, shoes, sweatshirt, jacket, toiletries, backpack, school supplies, and an age- appropriate book.
Currently we serve students in grades K-8 from the Alhambra, Arcadia, Duarte, Monrovia, Rosemead, San Gabriel, and Temple City school districts, as well as, students of the Almansor Center (a community-based education and training facility for at-risk youth). Operation School Bell has assisted more than 30,000 children in need with clothes and school supplies since 1970 and clothed over 1,200 this year.
We also provide clothing and necessities to chiildren attending summer camp on scholarship.
Transforming Lives - Strengthening Communities
Assistance League charitable programs rely on hands-on involvement by our volunteers. Each innovative program is designed to meet specific needs of our communities. Assistance League member volunteers have improved lives and helped make our communities better.
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Operation School Bell®