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, 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

50% of Children Enrolled in Deschutes County Schools Qualify For Free or Reduced Lunch

Through Operation School Bell, Assistance League of Bend has proudly been providing back-to-school clothing to low-income children since 1991. Rising inflation can present hurdles for families struggling to make ends meet. New clothes, warm jackets, and shoes that fit are proven to boost a child’s self-esteem and help them feel more engaged in the classroom. We are seeking donations to provide more than 2,600 children in Deschutes County with new clothes.

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to provide a local child with new clothing.

Free Handmade Hats at Heaven Can Wait

Please join us Sunday, October 2, 2022 at the 23rd Heaven Can Wait 5K walk/run in Redmond, Oregon. We will have a booth at the Redmond High School football field where we will be offering free knitted and sewn hats to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and “knitted knocker” prosthesis to patients who have undergone a mastectomy. The Heaven Can Wait walk/run will start at 10:30 a.m. at Redmond High School. Heaven Can Wait raises money to support Sara’s Project, a fund of St. Charles Foundation. Sara’s Project provides education, early detection and support services to ease the challenges of breast cancer for people in Central and Eastern Oregon

News & Events

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  • Cinderella's Closet
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  • Senior Caring
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Operation School Bell® Banners

Assistance League of Bend placed 12 back-to-back banners on six poles in Downtown Bend to promote Operation School Bell during their fall back-to-school campaign. To demonstrate the impact of Operation School Bell, each pole highlighted how new clothes effect local students. The six messages included: elevate self-esteem, improve attendance, inspire hope, foster learning, promote peer […]

New Back-to-School Clothes

Rising inflation costs are creating financial challenges for countless households across the country. Challenged by high food and fuel prices, many parents struggle with higher than normal back -to-school costs. Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend plans to provide clothes, coats and shoes to 10% more students in kindergarten through grade 12 […]

Free Books Promote Literacy

Assistance League of Bend provided over 300 free Scholastic books to children at the Family Movie Night event at the Tower Theatre on Friday, Sept. 23. This free event is in partnership with the Tower Theatre, Deschutes Public Library, and the Boys and Girls Club of Bend. Thanks to Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School […]

Pacific Source Grant

Assistance League of Bend would sincerely like to thank Pacific Source Health Plans for their recent grant to support our Senior Caring Program. Through this program, we provide personal care items to low-income seniors in 17 long-term care facilities throughout Deschutes County. Assistance League of Bend is grateful for our friends at Pacific Source Health […]

Going to Homecoming in Style

These girls are ready for the big dance! On Saturday they shopped at Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet where they were able to choose from over 800 long and short dresses. They were also able to borrow stylish shoes, purses, and jewelry to make their homecoming dreams come true. Cinderella’s Closet will be open […]

Personal Care Items for Seniors in Need

In August, Assistance League of Bend provided personal care items to seniors in need as part of their ongoing Senior Caring outreach. Hygiene items such as shampoo and lotion were delivered to 344 residents in 17 long-care facilities in Bend, Redmond and Sisters.

News & Events

  • All
  • Cinderella's Closet
  • Grants
  • Operation School Bell
  • Programs
  • Senior Caring
  • Uncategorized

Operation School Bell® Banners

Assistance League of Bend placed 12 back-to-back banners on six poles in Downtown Bend to promote Operation School Bell during their fall back-to-school campaign. To demonstrate the impact of Operation School Bell, each pole highlighted how new clothes effect local students. The six messages included: elevate self-esteem, improve attendance, inspire hope, foster learning, promote peer […]

New Back-to-School Clothes

Rising inflation costs are creating financial challenges for countless households across the country. Challenged by high food and fuel prices, many parents struggle with higher than normal back -to-school costs. Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend plans to provide clothes, coats and shoes to 10% more students in kindergarten through grade 12 […]

Free Books Promote Literacy

Assistance League of Bend provided over 300 free Scholastic books to children at the Family Movie Night event at the Tower Theatre on Friday, Sept. 23. This free event is in partnership with the Tower Theatre, Deschutes Public Library, and the Boys and Girls Club of Bend. Thanks to Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School […]

Pacific Source Grant

Assistance League of Bend would sincerely like to thank Pacific Source Health Plans for their recent grant to support our Senior Caring Program. Through this program, we provide personal care items to low-income seniors in 17 long-term care facilities throughout Deschutes County. Assistance League of Bend is grateful for our friends at Pacific Source Health […]

Going to Homecoming in Style

These girls are ready for the big dance! On Saturday they shopped at Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet where they were able to choose from over 800 long and short dresses. They were also able to borrow stylish shoes, purses, and jewelry to make their homecoming dreams come true. Cinderella’s Closet will be open […]

Personal Care Items for Seniors in Need

In August, Assistance League of Bend provided personal care items to seniors in need as part of their ongoing Senior Caring outreach. Hygiene items such as shampoo and lotion were delivered to 344 residents in 17 long-care facilities in Bend, Redmond and Sisters.

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