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

2018-2019 Statistics

$413K

dollars returned to Deschutes County

6.0K

people served in Deschutes County

20.7K

hours volunteered

News & Events

  • All
  • Cinderella's Closet
  • Grants
  • Knitted Knockers
  • News
  • Operation School Bell
  • Programs
  • These Kids Are Cookin'

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! 2020 prom season is almost here!  High school girls can borrow prom dresses, […]

Grant Award

On February 13, Joan Craig (center), Grant Chairman, accepted a $3,150 grant from WaFd Bank (Washington Federal) for Assistance League of Bend.

These Kids Are Cookin’

Fourth-graders at Bear Creek Elementary School in Bend and Lynch Elementary in Redmond start after-school cooking classes next month with Assistance League of Bend volunteers. Over the four-week class, the young chefs prepare simple meals and snacks, and learn about nutrition, weights and measures, and table etiquette. Each student takes home a cook book. 

Operation School Bell

Thanks for Making Operation School Bell a Success With the help of hundreds of volunteers, Assistance League of Bend provided new school clothes to over 2100 students in need from Bend-La Pine, Redmond and Sisters school districts. This effort would not be possible without the generous donation of time and money from our members, community […]

2019 National Operation School Bell Award

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, Assistance League of Bend presented the National Operation School Bell® Award to Jim and Lezlie McConnell, founders of Light Elegance based in Redmond, Oregon.  The Award was given by the National Board in recognition of their dedicated continued support in clothing children in need in Deschutes County.  Light Elegance has […]

Knitted Knockers

Assistance League of Bend volunteers have created and distributed several hundred sets of “knitted knockers” — knitted or crocheted bra inserts used by women who have undergone mastectomies. Click here to read a recent article published in The Bend Bulletin’s winter edition of High Desert Pulse magazine.

News & Events

  • All
  • Cinderella's Closet
  • Grants
  • Knitted Knockers
  • News
  • Operation School Bell
  • Programs
  • These Kids Are Cookin'

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! 2020 prom season is almost here!  High school girls can borrow prom dresses, […]

Grant Award

On February 13, Joan Craig (center), Grant Chairman, accepted a $3,150 grant from WaFd Bank (Washington Federal) for Assistance League of Bend.

These Kids Are Cookin’

Fourth-graders at Bear Creek Elementary School in Bend and Lynch Elementary in Redmond start after-school cooking classes next month with Assistance League of Bend volunteers. Over the four-week class, the young chefs prepare simple meals and snacks, and learn about nutrition, weights and measures, and table etiquette. Each student takes home a cook book. 

Operation School Bell

Thanks for Making Operation School Bell a Success With the help of hundreds of volunteers, Assistance League of Bend provided new school clothes to over 2100 students in need from Bend-La Pine, Redmond and Sisters school districts. This effort would not be possible without the generous donation of time and money from our members, community […]

2019 National Operation School Bell Award

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, Assistance League of Bend presented the National Operation School Bell® Award to Jim and Lezlie McConnell, founders of Light Elegance based in Redmond, Oregon.  The Award was given by the National Board in recognition of their dedicated continued support in clothing children in need in Deschutes County.  Light Elegance has […]

Knitted Knockers

Assistance League of Bend volunteers have created and distributed several hundred sets of “knitted knockers” — knitted or crocheted bra inserts used by women who have undergone mastectomies. Click here to read a recent article published in The Bend Bulletin’s winter edition of High Desert Pulse magazine.

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