OPERATION SCHOOL BELL
Operation School Bell® provided new clothing, shoes, and hygiene kits to 2155 students, pre-kindergarten through high school, in the Clear Creek, Deer Park, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, La Porte, and Texas City Independent School Districts, and Odyssey Academy Public Charter School District in Bay Area 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, Family Promise of Clear Creek, and The Bridge Over Troubled Waters provided 39 referred clients with job interview clothing from current Resale Shop inventory and specialty items at a local Wal-Mart.
“The personal shoppers patiently work with me and afterward, what could have been a stressful situation, instead makes me smile.”
Assisted 118 high school seniors identified as being in need, with the selection of formal dresses, shoes, jewelry, and purses for the girls and a 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 Cinderella! What they do for young ladies like me is truly amazing because this opportunity doesn’t happen often.“
ASSAULT SURVIVOR KITS
Distributed 116 kits through partnerships with Bay Area Turning Point, the University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston, the La Porte Police Department, the League City Police Department, and The Bridge Over Troubled Waters 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 the 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 stabilize the lives of students who lack food, clothing, food, vision/dental/medical assistance, and other basic needs. Thank you for being a champion of community transformation!”