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

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.

2020-2021 Statistics

$390K

dollars returned to Deschutes County

10.1K

people served in Deschutes County

13.9K

hours volunteered

News & Events

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  • Grants
  • Operation School Bell
  • Secret Santa
  • Uncategorized

Les Schwab Grant

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the recent grant from Les Schwab Tires. Hundreds of children living in poverty will receive new school clothes as a result of their ongoing generosity.

Pacific Source Grant

Assistance League of Bend would like to thank Pacific Source Foundation for their generous gift in support of their Senior Caring Program. This program provides hygiene items to low-income seniors in 17 local assisted living facilities throughout the year.

Hats and Gloves for Children in Need

Prior to COVID-19, Assistance League® of Bend would hold Operation School Bell® shopping events at a local retailer where children and their families shopped for back-to-school clothes. At the beginning of the pandemic, it was not possible to hold large-scale shopping events due to governmental regulations. In response, Assistance League of Bend developed a new […]

Thank You for Your Generosity

The Central Oregon Gives campaign ended on December 31st. Thank  you to everyone who helped clothe local children with their generous contributions. Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the $8,876 in donations received during the campaign.

Sunriver-LaPine Rotary Grant

Assistance League of Bend is grateful for the generous grant recently awarded by the Sunriver-LaPine Rotary Club. Their financial assistance will help children and adults facing hardship like poverty, homelessness and cancer in Deschutes County.

Holiday Gifts for Low-income Seniors

Perhaps no one outgrows “stockings hung by the chimney with care” and “visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads.” Assistance League® of Bend volunteers ensure that the holiday wishes of local seniors are fulfilled through their annual Secret Santa program. Seniors at 17 long-term care facilities in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Sisters will receive […]

News & Events

  • All
  • Grants
  • Operation School Bell
  • Secret Santa
  • Uncategorized

Les Schwab Grant

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the recent grant from Les Schwab Tires. Hundreds of children living in poverty will receive new school clothes as a result of their ongoing generosity.

Pacific Source Grant

Assistance League of Bend would like to thank Pacific Source Foundation for their generous gift in support of their Senior Caring Program. This program provides hygiene items to low-income seniors in 17 local assisted living facilities throughout the year.

Hats and Gloves for Children in Need

Prior to COVID-19, Assistance League® of Bend would hold Operation School Bell® shopping events at a local retailer where children and their families shopped for back-to-school clothes. At the beginning of the pandemic, it was not possible to hold large-scale shopping events due to governmental regulations. In response, Assistance League of Bend developed a new […]

Thank You for Your Generosity

The Central Oregon Gives campaign ended on December 31st. Thank  you to everyone who helped clothe local children with their generous contributions. Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the $8,876 in donations received during the campaign.

Sunriver-LaPine Rotary Grant

Assistance League of Bend is grateful for the generous grant recently awarded by the Sunriver-LaPine Rotary Club. Their financial assistance will help children and adults facing hardship like poverty, homelessness and cancer in Deschutes County.

Holiday Gifts for Low-income Seniors

Perhaps no one outgrows “stockings hung by the chimney with care” and “visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads.” Assistance League® of Bend volunteers ensure that the holiday wishes of local seniors are fulfilled through their annual Secret Santa program. Seniors at 17 long-term care facilities in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Sisters will receive […]

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