Who We Are

Assistance League of Bend is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization making a difference in the lives of children and adults dealing with poverty, homelessness, and cancer in Deschutes County.  We serve the community through a number of philanthropic programs which include new school clothes for students living in poverty, memory books for foster children, personal care items for low-income seniors, and handmade hats for cancer patients and the homeless.  

Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell® is a Source of Hope

One in five local children live in poverty

Through Operation School Bell, Assistance League of Bend has proudly been providing back-to-school clothing to low-income children since 1991. With the rise in hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 Delta variant, we made the decision to cancel our recent fundraising events. Now, we need your help to supply more than 2,400 children in Deschutes County with clothing.

Please consider making a financial contribution to provide a local child with new clothing. Your tax-deductible donation will elevate a child’s self-esteem, help them feel more accepted by their peers, and empower them to learn.

2019-2020 Statistics

$429K

dollars returned to Deschutes County

6.0K

people served in Deschutes County

17.3K

hours volunteered

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Handmade Hats, Knockers and Shawls Provide Comfort to Cancer Patients

Assistance League® of Bend has provided thousands of beautifully knitted, crocheted and sewn hats to patients undergoing chemotherapy since their Hats, Hats, Hats initiative began in 1997. Members and community volunteers gather each week to create knitted and sewn hats for local cancer patients who have lost their hair. Cindy, a cancer survivor who received […]

New School Clothes for Local Children Living in Poverty

Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend is providing new clothing to over 2,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12 during the month of October. This back-to-school clothing campaign is taking place at the Redmond and Bend Walmart stores on 12 shopping days throughout the month. The high school and middle school […]

Costco Employee Giving Campaign

Assistance League of Bend would like to thank Costco in Bend for inviting us to participate in their employee giving campaign. Costco hosted a BBQ for their employees on October 4th and invited local nonprofit organizations to present information on how their organization serves the community. Once the employees learned about the nonprofits they were […]

Cancer with Compassion Drive-by Boutique

Assistance League of Bend participated in the Cancer with Compassion’s Drive-by Boutique on September 25th. Our dedicated sewing and knitting committee members distributed lovely handmade hats, as well as our popular “knitted knockers”, to cancer patients and survivors. These items are a comforting reminder to patients that they are not alone on their journey. Click […]

Recent Grant Support

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the support of these generous organizations. Their recent financial contributions will help us to better serve and empower struggling families in Deschutes County. Thank you United Way of Deschutes County, Wells Fargo Foundation, First Interstate Foundation, Deschutes County, Sunriver Rotary, and City of Sisters

I Need Clothes

Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell is a source of hope for the one in five local children living in poverty. Through Operation School Bell, Assistance League of Bend has proudly been providing back-to-school clothing to low-income children since 1991. With the rise in hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 Delta variant, we made the […]

News & Events

  • All
  • Events
  • News
  • Operation School Bell
  • Programs
  • Uncategorized

Handmade Hats, Knockers and Shawls Provide Comfort to Cancer Patients

Assistance League® of Bend has provided thousands of beautifully knitted, crocheted and sewn hats to patients undergoing chemotherapy since their Hats, Hats, Hats initiative began in 1997. Members and community volunteers gather each week to create knitted and sewn hats for local cancer patients who have lost their hair. Cindy, a cancer survivor who received […]

New School Clothes for Local Children Living in Poverty

Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend is providing new clothing to over 2,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12 during the month of October. This back-to-school clothing campaign is taking place at the Redmond and Bend Walmart stores on 12 shopping days throughout the month. The high school and middle school […]

Costco Employee Giving Campaign

Assistance League of Bend would like to thank Costco in Bend for inviting us to participate in their employee giving campaign. Costco hosted a BBQ for their employees on October 4th and invited local nonprofit organizations to present information on how their organization serves the community. Once the employees learned about the nonprofits they were […]

Cancer with Compassion Drive-by Boutique

Assistance League of Bend participated in the Cancer with Compassion’s Drive-by Boutique on September 25th. Our dedicated sewing and knitting committee members distributed lovely handmade hats, as well as our popular “knitted knockers”, to cancer patients and survivors. These items are a comforting reminder to patients that they are not alone on their journey. Click […]

Recent Grant Support

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the support of these generous organizations. Their recent financial contributions will help us to better serve and empower struggling families in Deschutes County. Thank you United Way of Deschutes County, Wells Fargo Foundation, First Interstate Foundation, Deschutes County, Sunriver Rotary, and City of Sisters

I Need Clothes

Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell is a source of hope for the one in five local children living in poverty. Through Operation School Bell, Assistance League of Bend has proudly been providing back-to-school clothing to low-income children since 1991. With the rise in hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 Delta variant, we made the […]

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