New Clothes Give Students the Confidence to Succeed

This spring, 700 local students will shop for new clothes thanks to Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program. Like the fall clothing campaign, students shop for new school clothes at the Redmond and Bend Walmart stores on designated shopping days. These students are able to select new school clothes that fit and make them feel better about themselves using Assistance League of Bend “tickets to shop” valued at $100 for students in grades K-5 and $125 for students in grades 6-12. In addition to meeting essential clothing needs, new clothes elevate a child’s self-esteem, promote peer acceptance, improve attendance, foster learning, improve graduation rates, and inspire hope.
Contact Marsha Bechtold at or 541-389-2075, to learn more about Operation School Bell.