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.

News & Events

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New Books for Children in Need

Assistance League of Bend provided 270 free Scholastic books at Family Movie Night at the Tower Theatre.  Children from Juniper Elementary School, a Title 1 school in Bend, were invited to attend a free showing of the movie Shrek. Members of Assistance League of Bend were on hand to distribute new books to these students. […]

Impactful Gift from Les Schwab Tires

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful to our friends at Les Schwab Tires for their recently awarded grant. Hundreds of children living in poverty will receive new clothes as a result of their ongoing generosity. These new clothes have been shown to elevate self-esteem, improve attendance, promote peer acceptance, foster learning, boost graduation rates, […]

Thank You Central Oregon!

Thanks to the generosity of the Central Oregon community, Assistance League of Bend received over $10,000 in donations through the Central Oregon Gives Campaign in November and December. This reflects a 20% increase over last year’s fundraising effort and exceeded our goal of $8,000. We are immensely grateful for everyone who donated to the campaign. […]

Clothing Bundles for 42 Foster Children

Through their Operation School Bell® program, Assistance League of Bend recently provided 42 clothing bundles to Every Child Central Oregon to distribute to children who are entering the foster care system or are being moved from one foster home to another. Children entering the foster care system are often taken from their homes very quickly with little […]

Secret Santa Gifts for 379 Seniors

Assistance League® of Bend volunteers ensure that the holiday wishes of local seniors are fulfilled through the nonprofit’s annual Secret Santa program. Seniors at 18 long-term care facilities in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Sisters receive special holiday gifts, handpicked for them by their Secret Santa. Facility representatives speak with residents and obtain personalized gift […]

Barbara Emily Knudson Charitable Foundation Grant

Assistance League of Bend is honored to be one of this year’s recipients of the Barbara Emily Knudson Charitable Foundation grant. The foundation exists to honor her philanthropic goals and vision, providing assistance to non-profit organizations and educational institutions assisting children, families and adults to realize their basic needs and to achieve excellence in their […]

News & Events

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

New Books for Children in Need

Assistance League of Bend provided 270 free Scholastic books at Family Movie Night at the Tower Theatre.  Children from Juniper Elementary School, a Title 1 school in Bend, were invited to attend a free showing of the movie Shrek. Members of Assistance League of Bend were on hand to distribute new books to these students. […]

Impactful Gift from Les Schwab Tires

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful to our friends at Les Schwab Tires for their recently awarded grant. Hundreds of children living in poverty will receive new clothes as a result of their ongoing generosity. These new clothes have been shown to elevate self-esteem, improve attendance, promote peer acceptance, foster learning, boost graduation rates, […]

Thank You Central Oregon!

Thanks to the generosity of the Central Oregon community, Assistance League of Bend received over $10,000 in donations through the Central Oregon Gives Campaign in November and December. This reflects a 20% increase over last year’s fundraising effort and exceeded our goal of $8,000. We are immensely grateful for everyone who donated to the campaign. […]

Clothing Bundles for 42 Foster Children

Through their Operation School Bell® program, Assistance League of Bend recently provided 42 clothing bundles to Every Child Central Oregon to distribute to children who are entering the foster care system or are being moved from one foster home to another. Children entering the foster care system are often taken from their homes very quickly with little […]

Secret Santa Gifts for 379 Seniors

Assistance League® of Bend volunteers ensure that the holiday wishes of local seniors are fulfilled through the nonprofit’s annual Secret Santa program. Seniors at 18 long-term care facilities in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Sisters receive special holiday gifts, handpicked for them by their Secret Santa. Facility representatives speak with residents and obtain personalized gift […]

Barbara Emily Knudson Charitable Foundation Grant

Assistance League of Bend is honored to be one of this year’s recipients of the Barbara Emily Knudson Charitable Foundation grant. The foundation exists to honor her philanthropic goals and vision, providing assistance to non-profit organizations and educational institutions assisting children, families and adults to realize their basic needs and to achieve excellence in their […]

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