Operation School Bell This Fall

Assistance League of Bend is recruiting community volunteers to staff Operation School Bell
shopping days. Students from Redmond and Sisters will shop at the Redmond Walmart
September 18-29. Bend and La Pine students will shop at the Bend Walmart October 2-20.
According to the Oregon Department of Education, one in five children in Deschutes County live
in poverty. Surveys show that children go to school with confidence and self-esteem when
wearing new clothing they have chosen for themselves. Attendance improves and bullying

During the 2018-2019, over 2,000 students received school clothes through Operation School
Bell. The goal for the 2019-2020 school year is to dress 2,200 children.

To volunteer, click on
https://www.assistanceleague.org/bend/volunteer_calendar/member-calendar/ .

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