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

Congratulations to Ms. Martha Meeker of Sisters, Oregon! Her winning ticket was drawn at the Dream Trip Raffle on Thursday, February 28. Ms. Meeker’s Dream Trip of Choice will be the seven-night Alaskan Cruise. The winning ticket was drawn by last year’s winners Jay and Chris Fain, who enjoyed a Dream Trip to Tuscany.

Proceeds of the raffle support Operation School Bell®. Thank you to all who supported this year’s Dream Trip Raffle.

Assistance League of Bend President, Beverly Alder, stirring up the ticket bowl.
Last year's winners, Jay and Chris Fain.
Past President, Joan Craig, calling the winner.

2017-2018 Statistics

$426K

dollars returned to Deschutes County

5.5K

people served in Deschutes County

19.6K

hours volunteered

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Cinderella’s Closet “Open for Business” Beginning March 30th!

High school girls are invited to borrow a prom dress from Cinderella’s Closet. Over 750 new and gently used formal dresses, shoes, jewelry and other accessories are available. Cinderella’s Closet will be open every other Saturday beginning March 30th through May 11th, and every Wednesday beginning April 3rd through May 15th. No appointment necessary! Saturday Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. […]

Operation School Bell® Fall Session!

During Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell® fall session a total of 1,846 students in the Bend-La Pine, Redmond and Sisters School Districts were able to shop for new school clothing.  More students will be able to shop during a second Operation School Bell session to be held in February.

Welcome New Members!

Fourteen dedicated volunteers completed three training sessions and jumped in to help with our philanthropic programs and fundraisers. We gratefully welcome these new members who paid their dues (literally and figuratively), signed up for committees, and are ready to serve.

John Voelzow of Pavé Jewelry Receives National Award

John Voelzow, proprietor of Pavé Fine Jewelry, was presented with the National Operation School Bell® Award at the Assistance League® of Bend Silver Gala. The award recognizes Mr. Voelzow’s many years of significant contributions to Assistance League of Bend and its philanthropic programs that support vulnerable children in Deschutes County. The award is intended to […]

Washington Federal awards $2000 Grant for Operation School Bell

Joan Craig, Grant Chairman for Assistance League of Bend accepted a check in the amount of $2,000 from Washington Federal Savings and Loan for use in the Operation School Bell Program. Lenka Moor and Rea Hrivanek of Washington Federal presented the check to Joan.

Cinderella’s Closet

The fairy tale became a reality for many local teens who visited Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet in anticipation of their high school proms.  The girls were able to select a dress, shoes, and jewelry to borrow for their special night.  Thanks to a  tremendous response from the community the students had over 700 […]

News & Events

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  • Uncategorized

Cinderella’s Closet “Open for Business” Beginning March 30th!

High school girls are invited to borrow a prom dress from Cinderella’s Closet. Over 750 new and gently used formal dresses, shoes, jewelry and other accessories are available. Cinderella’s Closet will be open every other Saturday beginning March 30th through May 11th, and every Wednesday beginning April 3rd through May 15th. No appointment necessary! Saturday Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. […]

Operation School Bell® Fall Session!

During Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell® fall session a total of 1,846 students in the Bend-La Pine, Redmond and Sisters School Districts were able to shop for new school clothing.  More students will be able to shop during a second Operation School Bell session to be held in February.

Welcome New Members!

Fourteen dedicated volunteers completed three training sessions and jumped in to help with our philanthropic programs and fundraisers. We gratefully welcome these new members who paid their dues (literally and figuratively), signed up for committees, and are ready to serve.

John Voelzow of Pavé Jewelry Receives National Award

John Voelzow, proprietor of Pavé Fine Jewelry, was presented with the National Operation School Bell® Award at the Assistance League® of Bend Silver Gala. The award recognizes Mr. Voelzow’s many years of significant contributions to Assistance League of Bend and its philanthropic programs that support vulnerable children in Deschutes County. The award is intended to […]

Washington Federal awards $2000 Grant for Operation School Bell

Joan Craig, Grant Chairman for Assistance League of Bend accepted a check in the amount of $2,000 from Washington Federal Savings and Loan for use in the Operation School Bell Program. Lenka Moor and Rea Hrivanek of Washington Federal presented the check to Joan.

Cinderella’s Closet

The fairy tale became a reality for many local teens who visited Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet in anticipation of their high school proms.  The girls were able to select a dress, shoes, and jewelry to borrow for their special night.  Thanks to a  tremendous response from the community the students had over 700 […]

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