Operation School Bell, Assistance League’s National philanthropic program since 1997, has provided clothing for school-age children in communities nationwide. This clothing helps students fit in with other classmates by boosting their self-esteem and enabling them to become more eager to learn.
Operation School Bell Milestones:
2004: Provided clothing to over 700 students
2005: Provided clothing to more than 400 victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
2006: Provided clothing to more than 1100 students in the community
2007: Clothed over 1600 students
2008: Clothed over 2000 students
2009: Clothed 1520 students
2010: Clothed 1881 students
2011: Clothed 1721 students
2012: Clothed 1806 students
2013: Clothed 1927 students
2014: Clothed 2041 students
2015: Clothed 2474 students
2016: Clothed 2010 students
Members of the community, members of Assistance League, and friends and family contributed an additional $15,000.00 to assist with clothing the unexpected number of hurricane victims in 2005.
Each year, Assistance League of the Bay Area receives corporate grants and private donations designated specifically for Operation School Bell.
Each Child Receives:
- two pairs of jeans
- five shirts
- personal undergarments
- six pairs of socks
- a personal hygiene kit
- a shoe card for a new pair of shoes – to be redeemed at Payless
During the 2015-2016 school year, the chapter impacted over 2,900 elementary, middle, and high school students in need from 82 schools:
- Provided a week’s worth of new clothing to include pants, shirts, underwear, socks, and voucher for shoes to students of Clear Creek ISD, Dickinson ISD, La Porte ISD, and Friendswood ISD and the Mosbacher Odyssey Academy in both Galveston and League City;
- Distribution of 68 Potty Packs providing 408 elementary school students a change of pants, underwear, and socks in case of accident; and
- Delivery of articles of clothing to Texas City ISD with a wholesale value of $4,800 as the school district was planning for accepting the students from the closed La Marque ISD.