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

Thank You!

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful to everyone that supported the Dream Trip raffle! Your generosity will improve the lives of local children and adults in need. 

Click here to see the lucky winners.

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.

2020-2021 Statistics

$390K

dollars returned to Deschutes County

10.1K

people served in Deschutes County

13.9K

hours volunteered

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Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Grant

The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation awarded Assistance League of Bend a generous donation as part its most recent round of giving that benefitted 61 charities in Southwestern Oregon. The funds will be used for Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program to provide clothing to children living in poverty in Deschutes County. The […]

Helping Dreams Come True

Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet loaned formal dresses and accessories to over 60 girls in Deschutes County this year so they could experience their high school proms. They even loaned dresses to some Oregon State University students who were attending a special college prom for students whose high school proms were canceled during the […]

New Books for Redmond Students

Assistance League of Bend distributed 500 free books to children at a pop-up event on May 5, 2022 at Redmond High School. Each child received a Scholastic book pack containing four new books and families were able to select age appropriate books based on their child’s grade level; K-2. 3-5 or 6-8. This outreach is […]

Dream Trip Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners of Assistance League of Bend’s 2022 Dream Trip Raffle! The drawings were held today at the nonprofit’s Cinderella’s Closet and broadcast live on Assistance League of Bend’s Facebook page. Muriel Benedetti was the lucky winner of the Villa Life package where she will have the opportunity to choose to vacation in […]

Prom Dresses for Local Teens

Formal dresses can be prohibitively expensive for local teens hoping to experience their high school proms. But did you know that there is a boutique here locally in Bend that lends out new and gently-worn formal dresses to local teens for prom and homecoming events? Since 2018, Assistance League of Bend has been procuring formal […]

Clothing Bundles for Children Entering Foster Care

Children entering the foster care system are often taken from their homes very quickly with little time to gather their belongings. Many of them leave with only the clothes they are wearing. Assistance League of Bend is partnering with Every Child Central Oregon to provide clothing bundles for these children. Through their Operation School Bell® […]

News & Events

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

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Grant

The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation awarded Assistance League of Bend a generous donation as part its most recent round of giving that benefitted 61 charities in Southwestern Oregon. The funds will be used for Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program to provide clothing to children living in poverty in Deschutes County. The […]

Helping Dreams Come True

Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet loaned formal dresses and accessories to over 60 girls in Deschutes County this year so they could experience their high school proms. They even loaned dresses to some Oregon State University students who were attending a special college prom for students whose high school proms were canceled during the […]

New Books for Redmond Students

Assistance League of Bend distributed 500 free books to children at a pop-up event on May 5, 2022 at Redmond High School. Each child received a Scholastic book pack containing four new books and families were able to select age appropriate books based on their child’s grade level; K-2. 3-5 or 6-8. This outreach is […]

Dream Trip Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners of Assistance League of Bend’s 2022 Dream Trip Raffle! The drawings were held today at the nonprofit’s Cinderella’s Closet and broadcast live on Assistance League of Bend’s Facebook page. Muriel Benedetti was the lucky winner of the Villa Life package where she will have the opportunity to choose to vacation in […]

Prom Dresses for Local Teens

Formal dresses can be prohibitively expensive for local teens hoping to experience their high school proms. But did you know that there is a boutique here locally in Bend that lends out new and gently-worn formal dresses to local teens for prom and homecoming events? Since 2018, Assistance League of Bend has been procuring formal […]

Clothing Bundles for Children Entering Foster Care

Children entering the foster care system are often taken from their homes very quickly with little time to gather their belongings. Many of them leave with only the clothes they are wearing. Assistance League of Bend is partnering with Every Child Central Oregon to provide clothing bundles for these children. Through their Operation School Bell® […]

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