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 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.

Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

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Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell® Gives Children the Confidence to Succeed

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 school clothing and emergency clothing bundles 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. Each year we provide clothing to more than 2,600 local children. Assistance League of Bend is the leading provider of clothing in Deschutes County.

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

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St. Patrick’s Day Dash Benefits Families in Need

Thank you to Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club for selecting Assistance League of Bend as the beneficiary of the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Dash. Over 500 participants “wearin’ the green” gathered for the family-friendly fun walk/run in the Old Mill District in Bend on March 16 to celebrate in true Central Oregonian style – with fitness, […]

New Clothes Give Students the Confidence to Succeed

This spring, 700 local students will shop for new clothes thanks to Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program. Like the fall clothing campaign, students shop for new school clothes at the Redmond and Bend Walmart stores on designated shopping days. These students are able to select new school clothes that fit and make […]

Cooking Healthy Food is Fun!

This month, Assistance League of Bend’s These Kids Are Cookin’ program returned to two local Title 1-A elementary schools, Bear Creek Elementary School in Bend and M.A. Lynch Elementary School in Redmond. During the after-school cooking class, low-income 4th and 5th graders learn basic cooking skills, kitchen safety, and nutrition. The students are introduced to […]

Impactful Grant

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for a recent grant from our friends at Les Schwab Tires. Their ongoing support of Operation School Bell®, which provides new clothes to children living in poverty, will have a lasting positive impact in our community.

Downtown Bend Library Volunteer Expo

Join us on Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Bend Downtown Library for the Volunteer Expo where civic-minded individuals who want to make a positive impact can find ways to volunteer in the community. Assistance League of Bend is honored to participate in this community event where select organizations […]

Students Shopped for Winter Formal at Cinderella’s Closet

Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet is opened on Wednesdays and Saturdays leading up to the Winter Formals being held at local high schools. Thirty high school students in need throughout Deschutes County borrowed new and gently-used formal dresses and accessories so they could attend their special winter dances. These beautiful dresses, stylish shoes, and […]

News & Events

  • All
  • Cinderella's Closet
  • Events
  • Grants
  • Programs
  • These Kids Are Cookin'
  • Uncategorized

St. Patrick’s Day Dash Benefits Families in Need

Thank you to Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club for selecting Assistance League of Bend as the beneficiary of the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Dash. Over 500 participants “wearin’ the green” gathered for the family-friendly fun walk/run in the Old Mill District in Bend on March 16 to celebrate in true Central Oregonian style – with fitness, […]

New Clothes Give Students the Confidence to Succeed

This spring, 700 local students will shop for new clothes thanks to Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program. Like the fall clothing campaign, students shop for new school clothes at the Redmond and Bend Walmart stores on designated shopping days. These students are able to select new school clothes that fit and make […]

Cooking Healthy Food is Fun!

This month, Assistance League of Bend’s These Kids Are Cookin’ program returned to two local Title 1-A elementary schools, Bear Creek Elementary School in Bend and M.A. Lynch Elementary School in Redmond. During the after-school cooking class, low-income 4th and 5th graders learn basic cooking skills, kitchen safety, and nutrition. The students are introduced to […]

Impactful Grant

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for a recent grant from our friends at Les Schwab Tires. Their ongoing support of Operation School Bell®, which provides new clothes to children living in poverty, will have a lasting positive impact in our community.

Downtown Bend Library Volunteer Expo

Join us on Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Bend Downtown Library for the Volunteer Expo where civic-minded individuals who want to make a positive impact can find ways to volunteer in the community. Assistance League of Bend is honored to participate in this community event where select organizations […]

Students Shopped for Winter Formal at Cinderella’s Closet

Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet is opened on Wednesdays and Saturdays leading up to the Winter Formals being held at local high schools. Thirty high school students in need throughout Deschutes County borrowed new and gently-used formal dresses and accessories so they could attend their special winter dances. These beautiful dresses, stylish shoes, and […]

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