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, memory books for foster children, personal care items for low-income seniors, and handmade hats for cancer patients and the homeless.  

Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

Central Oregon Gives Campaign

Help Clothe a Child and Receive Something Fun in Return

Central Oregon Giving connects local nonprofits with donors for their end-of-year giving using weekly incentives. Donate $25 or more to Assistance League of Bend through the Central Oregon Gives campaign, from November 10th to December 31st, and receive a thank you gift from a generous local sponsor and be entered in the weekly prize drawing. Check back each week for new gifts. The nonprofit with the most donations will win the $15,000 grand prize.

Week 5 Incentives:

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.

2019-2020 Statistics

$429K

dollars returned to Deschutes County

6.0K

people served in Deschutes County

17.3K

hours volunteered

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Pomegranate Donates Proceeds from Mercury Glass Balls to Assistance League of Bend

Pomegranate Home and Garden in Bend has generously offered to donate the proceeds from select mercury glass balls to Assistance League of Bend. Pomegranate shared, “We bagged up these gorgeous mercury glass Christmas tree balls into sets of 12 and are giving 100% of the proceeds to one of our favorite local non-profits: The Assistance […]

Central Oregon Gives Season of Giving

The Central Oregon Gives season of giving starts this week! Central Oregon Gives connects local nonprofits with donors for their end-of-year giving using weekly incentives. Donate $25 or more to Assistance League of Bend through the Central Oregon Gives Campaign, from November 10th to December 31st, and receive a thank you gift from a generous […]

Grant Support

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the generous support of The Autzen Foundation and The Reser Family Foundation. Their recently awarded grants will have a lasting positive impact on children living in poverty in Deschutes County. In addition, Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely thank PacificSource for their recent grant supporting […]

WaFd Bank Grant

Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely thank our friends at Washington Federal Bank for their recently awarded grant to support Operation School Bell which provides new clothes to local children in need. Their amazing generosity will make a positive lasting impact on these children by elevating the their self-esteem, helping them to feel […]

Handmade Hats, Knockers and Shawls Provide Comfort to Cancer Patients

Assistance League® of Bend has provided thousands of beautifully knitted, crocheted and sewn hats to patients undergoing chemotherapy since their Hats, Hats, Hats initiative began in 1997. Members and community volunteers gather each week to create knitted and sewn hats for local cancer patients who have lost their hair. Cindy, a cancer survivor who received […]

New School Clothes for Local Children Living in Poverty

Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend is providing new clothing to over 2,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12 during the month of October. This back-to-school clothing campaign is taking place at the Redmond and Bend Walmart stores on 12 shopping days throughout the month. The high school and middle school […]

News & Events

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

Pomegranate Donates Proceeds from Mercury Glass Balls to Assistance League of Bend

Pomegranate Home and Garden in Bend has generously offered to donate the proceeds from select mercury glass balls to Assistance League of Bend. Pomegranate shared, “We bagged up these gorgeous mercury glass Christmas tree balls into sets of 12 and are giving 100% of the proceeds to one of our favorite local non-profits: The Assistance […]

Central Oregon Gives Season of Giving

The Central Oregon Gives season of giving starts this week! Central Oregon Gives connects local nonprofits with donors for their end-of-year giving using weekly incentives. Donate $25 or more to Assistance League of Bend through the Central Oregon Gives Campaign, from November 10th to December 31st, and receive a thank you gift from a generous […]

Grant Support

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the generous support of The Autzen Foundation and The Reser Family Foundation. Their recently awarded grants will have a lasting positive impact on children living in poverty in Deschutes County. In addition, Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely thank PacificSource for their recent grant supporting […]

WaFd Bank Grant

Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely thank our friends at Washington Federal Bank for their recently awarded grant to support Operation School Bell which provides new clothes to local children in need. Their amazing generosity will make a positive lasting impact on these children by elevating the their self-esteem, helping them to feel […]

Handmade Hats, Knockers and Shawls Provide Comfort to Cancer Patients

Assistance League® of Bend has provided thousands of beautifully knitted, crocheted and sewn hats to patients undergoing chemotherapy since their Hats, Hats, Hats initiative began in 1997. Members and community volunteers gather each week to create knitted and sewn hats for local cancer patients who have lost their hair. Cindy, a cancer survivor who received […]

New School Clothes for Local Children Living in Poverty

Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend is providing new clothing to over 2,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12 during the month of October. This back-to-school clothing campaign is taking place at the Redmond and Bend Walmart stores on 12 shopping days throughout the month. The high school and middle school […]

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