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

We are Assistance League® of Bend – Still Helping; Always Caring

During this pandemic the incredibly generous volunteers of Assistance League of Bend continue serving those in need in our communities. Although some of our programs are on hold due to COVID-19, we continue to adapt to meet essential needs in our communities. Our dedicated volunteers have been making personal protective gear like masks and emergency room hats for hospital workers, in addition to the hats they make for cancer patients.

We are also reaching out to community leaders to identify critical needs, particularly with regard to Operation School Bell®. In addition to the clothing we normally provide to school age children in the fall, we anticipate there may be other challenges facing these families.

Our largest fundraisers have been postponed due to the pandemic which will greatly impact our ability to fund Operation School Bell. You can make a difference. A private family foundation has generously committed to match donations between $100 and $5,000 up to $20,000 for Operation School Bell. Please donate today so we can continue to meet the needs of these vulnerable children.

2018-2019 Statistics

$413K

dollars returned to Deschutes County

6.0K

people served in Deschutes County

20.7K

hours volunteered

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Macy’s Donates Prom Dresses to Cinderella’s Closet

Even during these challenging times, Macy’s at the Bend River Mall is supporting the students in our community by donating 158 new formal dresses to Assistance League® of Bend for Cinderella’s Closet. These fashionable dresses will provide fresh and exciting options for the girls as they shop for their special event, hopefully soon.

Grants Awarded

The funding from these recent grants will allow Assistance League of Bend to continue to make a positive difference in the lives of children and adults facing hardship in Deschutes County. We are grateful for the support from these incredible organizations: Deschutes County Emergency Food, Clothing and Shelter, Pacific Power Foundation, St. Charles Foundation, Sisters […]

Dream Trip Raffle Winner

  Congratulations to Amber Kerbow of Bend, Oregon! Thank you to everyone who purchased a chance to win a Dream Trip of a lifetime!  Now, more than ever, your support is so appreciated while we prepare for meeting even a greater need in our community this year.

PPE for Health Care Workers

In support of our community during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Assistance League® of Bend members have been sewing masks and emergency room trauma hats for local front line health care workers.  Together we are making a difference by sewing items that help to supplement the tight supply of personal protective equipment for our brave medical workers […]

These Kids Are Cookin’

Due to school closures in the Bend-LaPine and Redmond School Districts in response to the COVID-19 virus, the spring session of These Kids are Cookin’ has been canceled.  Assistance League of Bend volunteers hope to offer the after-school cooking class this fall when school resumes.   This exciting program teaches young chefs how to prepare simple […]

Cinderella’s Closet

Cinderella’s Closet ALL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO CINDERELLA’S CLOSET ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.    As we receive new information from the Bend-La Pine and Redmond school districts, we will update this page. Thank you, and stay well! Normally, high school girls can borrow prom and homecoming dresses, shoes and accessories […]

News & Events

  • All
  • Cinderella's Closet
  • Events
  • Grants
  • News
  • Programs
  • These Kids Are Cookin'
  • Uncategorized

Macy’s Donates Prom Dresses to Cinderella’s Closet

Even during these challenging times, Macy’s at the Bend River Mall is supporting the students in our community by donating 158 new formal dresses to Assistance League® of Bend for Cinderella’s Closet. These fashionable dresses will provide fresh and exciting options for the girls as they shop for their special event, hopefully soon.

Grants Awarded

The funding from these recent grants will allow Assistance League of Bend to continue to make a positive difference in the lives of children and adults facing hardship in Deschutes County. We are grateful for the support from these incredible organizations: Deschutes County Emergency Food, Clothing and Shelter, Pacific Power Foundation, St. Charles Foundation, Sisters […]

Dream Trip Raffle Winner

  Congratulations to Amber Kerbow of Bend, Oregon! Thank you to everyone who purchased a chance to win a Dream Trip of a lifetime!  Now, more than ever, your support is so appreciated while we prepare for meeting even a greater need in our community this year.

PPE for Health Care Workers

In support of our community during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Assistance League® of Bend members have been sewing masks and emergency room trauma hats for local front line health care workers.  Together we are making a difference by sewing items that help to supplement the tight supply of personal protective equipment for our brave medical workers […]

These Kids Are Cookin’

Due to school closures in the Bend-LaPine and Redmond School Districts in response to the COVID-19 virus, the spring session of These Kids are Cookin’ has been canceled.  Assistance League of Bend volunteers hope to offer the after-school cooking class this fall when school resumes.   This exciting program teaches young chefs how to prepare simple […]

Cinderella’s Closet

Cinderella’s Closet ALL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO CINDERELLA’S CLOSET ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.    As we receive new information from the Bend-La Pine and Redmond school districts, we will update this page. Thank you, and stay well! Normally, high school girls can borrow prom and homecoming dresses, shoes and accessories […]

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