OPERATION SCHOOL BELL
Operation School Bell® provided new clothing, shoes, and hygiene kits to 2733 students, pre-kindergarten through high school, in the Clear Creek, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, and La Porte Independent School Districts, and Mosbacher Odyssey Academy Charter School District in League City and Galveston Island campuses. All requests are submitted by authorized school personnel.
” I feel like a normal teenager because I don’t have to worry about what to wear to school anymore.”
READY FOR WORK
Ready for Work program in collaboration with United Way Greater Houston’s THRIVE Center at Bay Area and The Bridge Over Troubled Waters provided 31 referred clients with job interview clothing from current Resale Shop inventory.
“The personal shoppers patiently works with me and afterwards, what could have been a stressful situation, instead makes me smile.”
Assisted 128 high school seniors identified as being in need, with the selection of formal dresses, shoes, jewelry, and purses for the girls and complete tuxedo package rental gift certificates for the boys, for a positive prom experience.
“The ladies were so helpful and nice. They really guide you and try to find the best fitting dress for you. I felt so comfortable there and everyone is so welcoming. They really do make you feel special and like a Cinderella! What they do for young ladies like me is truly amazing because this opportunity doesn’t happened often.“
ASSAULT SURVIVOR KITS
Distributed 434 kits to the Bay Area Turning Point Shelter the University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston, and the La Porte Police Department, containing a pair of scrubs, undergarments, health care items, and flip flops to meet some of the immediate needs of individuals victimized by sexual assault or domestic abuse.
“The survivor kits have proven to be essential in a client’s recovery and next step. Assistance League of the Bay Area is a huge blessing to our agency. They, literally, appear in the clutch.”
OPERATION SUPPORT OUR SCHOOLS
“Communities In Schools – Bay Area relies on Assistance League of the Bay to continue to stabilizes the lives of students who lack food, clothing, food, and vision/dental/medical assistance and other basic needs. Thank you for being a champion of community transformation!”
ASSISTANCE LEAGUE® ACTION! WEEK
Purchased and delivered Spanish audio and print books valued at $1300 to the Shriners Hospital for Children – Galveston Burn Unit , and distributed over 1100 books donated by Barnes & Noble – Webster customers during Operation School Bell dressing days in the spring.
“As our patients recover here in the hospital, it is very important they feel a strong connection to their education,” stated Myra Sanders, the teacher who instructs students in the classroom at Shriners. “Books give them that special tool to enjoy a time of happiness and connection. This wonderful donation will provide many hours of happiness now and in the future. Thank you for your generosity and compassion for our special children at Shriners.”