Clear Creek, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, and La Porte Independent School Districts
Operation School Bell, Assistance League’s national philanthropic program, has provided clothing for school-age children in communities nationwide since 1997.
There is a clear and growing need in our community for these services. School psychologists and social workers have observed that children who come to school and feel that they are inadequately dressed are at a disadvantage. Appropriate school clothing improves school attendance, classroom performance, conduct, self-esteem, and health.
Through Operation School Bell, we provide each child with new, school appropriate clothing based on a student’s personal needs through a partnership with Kohl’s Department Stores as well as a hygiene kit assembled by Assisteens of the Bay Area.
Funding for Operation School Bell is raised through the chapter’s award-winning Resale Shop located at 100 E NASA Parkway, Suite 80 in Webster, an annual fundraiser, and a solid grants program. Other generous funding comes from private and community donations.
Since 2001, Assistance League of the Bay Area has provided clothing to over 25,000 through Operation School Bell.
Our Superintendents Value Us
Dr. Linda Wadleigh
“This organization finds a way to address the right issues, to ask the hard questions, and push the right buttons to achieve results for our students.” – Dr. Greg Smith, Clear Creek Independent School District Superintendent