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

Central Oregon Gives connects local nonprofits with donors for their end-of-year giving using weekly incentives. Donate $25 or more 

Central Oregon Gives Campaign 2022

to Assistance League of Bend through Central Oregon Gives campaign, from November 9th to December 31st, and receive a thank you gift from a generous local sponsor and be entered in the weekly prize drawing. The nonprofit with the most donations will win the $15,000 grand prize, so help clothe a child today.

Week #4 Incentives

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 Clothing for 1,756 Students

Assistance League of Bend provided new school clothing to 1,756 students in Deschutes County through Operation School Bell this fall. New clothes elevate self-esteem, promote peer acceptance, improve attendance, foster learning, boost graduation rates and inspire hope. The total cost to provide these clothes, coats and shoes was approximately $194,000. Assistance League of Bend is […]

WaFd Bank Supports Local Children

WaFd Bank recently awarded a grant to Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program to provide new clothes, shoes, and coats to children in need throughout Deschutes County These new clothes elevate self-esteem, promote peer acceptance, improve attendance, foster learning, boost graduation rates, and inspire hope. Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely […]

Grant News

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the recently awarded grants from First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, St. Charles Health System, Bank of America, Midstate Electric and Sisters Community Foundation. These generous donations will be used to support children and adults facing hardship throughout Deschutes County.

Going to Homecoming in Style

These girls are ready for the big dance! They shopped at Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet where they were able to borrow from a selection of over 800 long and short dresses. They were also able to borrow stylish shoes, purses, and jewelry to make their homecoming dance a truly special event.

Assistance League of Bend Provides Free Hats at Heaven Can Wait

Assistance League of Bend participated in the 23rd anniversary of the Heaven Can Wait 5K Walk/ Run in Redmond, Oregon. They offered free knitted and sewn hats to cancer patients and “knitted knockers” prothesis to patients who have undergone a mastectomy. All of the items were handmade by local volunteers through Assistance League of Bend’s […]

Operation School Bell® Banners

Assistance League of Bend placed 12 back-to-back banners on six poles in Downtown Bend to promote Operation School Bell during their fall back-to-school campaign. To demonstrate the impact of Operation School Bell, each pole highlighted how new clothes effect local students. The six messages included: elevate self-esteem, improve attendance, inspire hope, foster learning, promote peer […]

News & Events

  • All
  • Cinderella's Closet
  • Grants
  • Hats, Hats, Hats
  • Operation School Bell
  • Programs
  • Uncategorized

New Clothing for 1,756 Students

Assistance League of Bend provided new school clothing to 1,756 students in Deschutes County through Operation School Bell this fall. New clothes elevate self-esteem, promote peer acceptance, improve attendance, foster learning, boost graduation rates and inspire hope. The total cost to provide these clothes, coats and shoes was approximately $194,000. Assistance League of Bend is […]

WaFd Bank Supports Local Children

WaFd Bank recently awarded a grant to Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program to provide new clothes, shoes, and coats to children in need throughout Deschutes County These new clothes elevate self-esteem, promote peer acceptance, improve attendance, foster learning, boost graduation rates, and inspire hope. Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely […]

Grant News

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the recently awarded grants from First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, St. Charles Health System, Bank of America, Midstate Electric and Sisters Community Foundation. These generous donations will be used to support children and adults facing hardship throughout Deschutes County.

Going to Homecoming in Style

These girls are ready for the big dance! They shopped at Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet where they were able to borrow from a selection of over 800 long and short dresses. They were also able to borrow stylish shoes, purses, and jewelry to make their homecoming dance a truly special event.

Assistance League of Bend Provides Free Hats at Heaven Can Wait

Assistance League of Bend participated in the 23rd anniversary of the Heaven Can Wait 5K Walk/ Run in Redmond, Oregon. They offered free knitted and sewn hats to cancer patients and “knitted knockers” prothesis to patients who have undergone a mastectomy. All of the items were handmade by local volunteers through Assistance League of Bend’s […]

Operation School Bell® Banners

Assistance League of Bend placed 12 back-to-back banners on six poles in Downtown Bend to promote Operation School Bell during their fall back-to-school campaign. To demonstrate the impact of Operation School Bell, each pole highlighted how new clothes effect local students. The six messages included: elevate self-esteem, improve attendance, inspire hope, foster learning, promote peer […]

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