EXPLORE OUR HISTORY…
Seven women formed a service organization dedicated to helping vulnerable children and adults in their community.
Operation School Bell® began and provided clothing to 30 school children in its inaugural year.
Breakfast with Santa began to provide a special breakfast to local foster children and their families.
Senior Caring was added as a program to serve low-income seniors.
Assistance League of Bend was officially chartered as the 92nd chapter of Assistance League.
The Chapter House was purchased.
Kitchen Kaleidoscope began as a signature fundraiser.
Cottage Collectibles, a thrift shop, began to provide additional funding.
Festival of Trees began as a major annual fundraiser.
Hats, Hats, Hats was introduced to provide handmade hats to chemo patients.
Assistance League of Bend formed an Advisory Council in the Spring of 2001.
Assistance League of Bend became a “21 Cares for Kids” partner.
These Kids are Cookin’ began to promote healthy eating to low-income elementary students.
Be There Be Square, a program that rewards at-risk teens for perfect attendance at the alternative high school, began.
A major expansion of the Chapter House remodeled the existing chapter house and added on to accommodate dressing students in need for Operation School Bell.
Operation School Bell dressing was moved from the chapter house to a local retail store.
Combined Communications became a media partner.
My Life Story Books was introduced to provide hand-crafted memory books for foster children.
Cinderella’s Closet opens to provide prom dresses to local teens who would be otherwise unable to attend their school prom due to lack of appropriate clothing.
The novel COVID-19 virus became a worldwide pandemic in March of 2020. Assistance League of Bend continues to adapt to meet the changing needs in our community. In the beginning we provided personal protective equipment for health care workers, sewing masks and emergency room hats, when there were large shortages. We are currently in the process of assessing the greatest needs for children and families as they navigate the challenges of distance learning.