Local organizations provide necessities for young students

“This might be their first toothbrush.”



Bonnie Welchans February 21, 2022 interview with 23 News.


Assistance League of Bakersfield volunteer Lee Denham checks to make sure Jonathon Cervantes has everything on the list.  This year the organization reached a milestone by providing 150,000 local children with new clothing, serving more than 100 schools in 27 different school districts during its 63-year history.

Alex Horvath The Californian

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This year, Assistance League of Bakersfield is proudly celebrating the 63rd Anniversary of Operation School Bell®. This Program was created by our first chapter president, Ruth Ann Montgomery, and is now the signature philanthropic program for all Assistance League Chapters.

“The Beginning and Where We Are Now,” provided by Kern County Superintendent of Schools for Assistance League of Bakersfield, featuring the Operation School Bell Program.