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.
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