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 facing adversity, personal care items for low-income seniors, and handmade hats for cancer patients.

Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

SAVE THE DATE!

September 12, 2024
Tetherow Event Pavilion
Beverages * Bites * Auction

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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Rosell Wealth Management James A. Lee Community Gift Fund Grant

The James A. Lee Community Gift Fund was established in 2022 by Rosell Wealth Management in honor of longtime Bend resident, active community member and former executive director of Abilitree, Jim Lee. Each year, a percentage of RWM’s profits are allocated to the fund. Clients of RWM are invited to complete grant applications for local non-profits that are […]

“Bling It On” Raises Funds for Local Families

Assistance League of Bend delighted patrons with its highly anticipated “Bling It On” shopping event, hosted at the exquisite North Rim Lodge on May 18, 2024. Attendees were treated to a treasure trove of gently used handbags, jewelry, scarves, belts, and an array of other accessories, offering something special for every taste. From timeless classics […]

2024 Dream Trip Raffle Winner

The 2024 Dream Trip Raffle was held on April 17. The lucky winner is Robert Lee of Redmond, Oregon. Robert shared that he only bought one ticket and that he and his fiancé, Acacia Graeber, plan to use the trip for their upcoming honeymoon. Congratulations! A heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our incredible supporters […]

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 […]

News & Events

  • All
  • Events
  • Programs
  • These Kids Are Cookin'
  • Uncategorized

Rosell Wealth Management James A. Lee Community Gift Fund Grant

The James A. Lee Community Gift Fund was established in 2022 by Rosell Wealth Management in honor of longtime Bend resident, active community member and former executive director of Abilitree, Jim Lee. Each year, a percentage of RWM’s profits are allocated to the fund. Clients of RWM are invited to complete grant applications for local non-profits that are […]

“Bling It On” Raises Funds for Local Families

Assistance League of Bend delighted patrons with its highly anticipated “Bling It On” shopping event, hosted at the exquisite North Rim Lodge on May 18, 2024. Attendees were treated to a treasure trove of gently used handbags, jewelry, scarves, belts, and an array of other accessories, offering something special for every taste. From timeless classics […]

2024 Dream Trip Raffle Winner

The 2024 Dream Trip Raffle was held on April 17. The lucky winner is Robert Lee of Redmond, Oregon. Robert shared that he only bought one ticket and that he and his fiancé, Acacia Graeber, plan to use the trip for their upcoming honeymoon. Congratulations! A heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our incredible supporters […]

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 […]

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