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

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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I Need Clothes

Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell is a source of hope for the one in five local children living 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 […]

Summer Reflections 2021

The ever-changing pandemic has challenged our organization like never before. With grit – and a lot of creativity – we are actively navigating through unchartered territory. Despite the present hurdles, we have remained committed to our cause and we have continued to elevate and strengthen families of all backgrounds across Deschutes County. Click here to […]

Raise a Glass for the Kids Canceled

In light of the increasing concerns around the new wave of COVID-19 infections, Assistance League® of Bend has made the difficult decision to cancel Raise a Glass for the Kids being planned for September 23, 2021. The health and safety of our community is our first priority. We would like to thank the local businesses […]

New Books for Students in Sisters

Assistance League of Bend provided free books to children facing hardship in Sisters thanks to a generous donation directed toward literacy. Summer reading helps children continue to improve their skills and encourages a lifelong habit. Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend provided a Scholastic package to students in kindergarten through grade […]

Cascade Disposal Sponsors Raise a Glass for the Kids Fundraiser

Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely thank our friends at Cascade Disposal for their generous $4,000 sponsorship of our upcoming fundraiser, Raise a Glass for the Kids. Proceeds from this event will benefit Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program which provides new clothes to over 2,000 children in Deschutes County annually. […]

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Grant

The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation recently awarded Assistance League of Bend a generous donation for their Operation School Bell program. The funds will be used to provide clothing to children living in poverty in Deschutes County. According to the Foundation Executive Director, Carma Mornarich, “The existence of a pandemic and widespread wildfire didn’t mean […]

News & Events

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

I Need Clothes

Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell is a source of hope for the one in five local children living 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 […]

Summer Reflections 2021

The ever-changing pandemic has challenged our organization like never before. With grit – and a lot of creativity – we are actively navigating through unchartered territory. Despite the present hurdles, we have remained committed to our cause and we have continued to elevate and strengthen families of all backgrounds across Deschutes County. Click here to […]

Raise a Glass for the Kids Canceled

In light of the increasing concerns around the new wave of COVID-19 infections, Assistance League® of Bend has made the difficult decision to cancel Raise a Glass for the Kids being planned for September 23, 2021. The health and safety of our community is our first priority. We would like to thank the local businesses […]

New Books for Students in Sisters

Assistance League of Bend provided free books to children facing hardship in Sisters thanks to a generous donation directed toward literacy. Summer reading helps children continue to improve their skills and encourages a lifelong habit. Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend provided a Scholastic package to students in kindergarten through grade […]

Cascade Disposal Sponsors Raise a Glass for the Kids Fundraiser

Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely thank our friends at Cascade Disposal for their generous $4,000 sponsorship of our upcoming fundraiser, Raise a Glass for the Kids. Proceeds from this event will benefit Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program which provides new clothes to over 2,000 children in Deschutes County annually. […]

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Grant

The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation recently awarded Assistance League of Bend a generous donation for their Operation School Bell program. The funds will be used to provide clothing to children living in poverty in Deschutes County. According to the Foundation Executive Director, Carma Mornarich, “The existence of a pandemic and widespread wildfire didn’t mean […]

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