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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.

Secret Santa to 269 Seniors

As part of our Senior Caring program, Assistance League of Bend provided holiday gifts to 269 seniors in need. Residents from 14 assisted living facilities in Bend, LaPine and Redmond provided us with “wish lists.” Volunteers shopped for these personalized items and delivered the wrapped gifts in mid-December. Many of the requested items were as […]

Operation School Bell Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the winter session of Operation School Bell, February 12, 13 and 15. The goal is to dress 300 students in need from the Bend-LaPine, Redmond and Sisters school districts. Nearly 2044 students shopped for new school clothes at the Walmart stores in Bend and Redmond, with the help of several hundred […]

Breakfast with Santa

  With over 230 guests at this year’s 29th Annual Breakfast with Santa event, we’d like to thank the following people/businesses: Pine Tavern’s General Manager, Anthony, along with his remarkable team of chefs, servers, etc. The changes/enhancements to their buffet menu (without increasing the price from last year) were very well received. Santa and Mrs. […]

Operation School Bell Serves 2,150 Students This Fall!

Fall 2019, Assistance League of Bend partnered with Walmart stores in Bend and Redmond.  The fall sessions were completed the end of October.  Approximately 2,150 students in the Bend-La Pine, Redmond and Sisters School Districts were provided with new school clothing.  A second session will take place in February 2020. Operation School Bell is the […]

Featured Auction Item for the Upcoming Gala!

Gemstone Necklace by Pavé Fine Jewelry Make a statement wearing this stunning one-of-a-kind sterling silver and multi-color gemstone necklace. The pendant features over 9.00 carats total weight of glittering gems including, blue, pink and mystic topaz, as well as peridot and citrine. The joints on the pendant are articulated allowing movement and more light to […]

100+ WOMEN WHO CARE AWARDS DONATION

Representatives from 100+ Women Who Care of Central Oregon selected Assistance League® of Bend as the recipient of their first quarter donation of 2019. A check for $20,000 was presented Tuesday, April 9. The donation from 100+ Women  of Central Oregon will benefit Operation School Bell®, the signature philanthropic program of Assistance League. Through Operation School Bell, […]

Auto Clinic of Bend Chooses Operation School Bell!

Thank you to Auto Clinic of Bend for choosing our Operation School Bell® program to be the recipient of proceeds raised from their upcoming car raffle. The owner, Mr. Julius Wilson, shared his appreciation of OSB and the fond memories that he and his siblings have from when they were young children in California who […]

John Voelzow of Pavé Jewelry Receives National Award

John Voelzow, proprietor of Pavé Fine Jewelry, was presented with the National Operation School Bell® Award at the Assistance League® of Bend Silver Gala. The award recognizes Mr. Voelzow’s many years of significant contributions to Assistance League of Bend and its philanthropic programs that support vulnerable children in Deschutes County. The award is intended to […]

25 Years as a Chapter!

Assistance League of Bend was chartered in 1993 and became the 92nd chapter of Assistance League.  Operation School Bell®, which provides new school clothes to students, has grown from serving 30 students in its inaugural year to over 2,000 students annually.  The work of our 150 volunteers touches the lives of 5,600 neighbors in need […]

Welcome New Members!

Fourteen dedicated volunteers completed three training sessions and jumped in to help with our philanthropic programs and fundraisers. We gratefully welcome these new members who paid their dues (literally and figuratively), signed up for committees, and are ready to serve.

Washington Federal awards $2000 Grant for Operation School Bell

Joan Craig, Grant Chairman for Assistance League of Bend accepted a check in the amount of $2,000 from Washington Federal Savings and Loan for use in the Operation School Bell Program. Lenka Moor and Rea Hrivanek of Washington Federal presented the check to Joan.

Cinderella’s Closet

The fairy tale became a reality for many local teens who visited Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet in anticipation of their high school proms.  The girls were able to select a dress, shoes, and jewelry to borrow for their special night.  Thanks to a  tremendous response from the community the students had over 700 […]

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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.

Secret Santa to 269 Seniors

As part of our Senior Caring program, Assistance League of Bend provided holiday gifts to 269 seniors in need. Residents from 14 assisted living facilities in Bend, LaPine and Redmond provided us with “wish lists.” Volunteers shopped for these personalized items and delivered the wrapped gifts in mid-December. Many of the requested items were as […]

Operation School Bell Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the winter session of Operation School Bell, February 12, 13 and 15. The goal is to dress 300 students in need from the Bend-LaPine, Redmond and Sisters school districts. Nearly 2044 students shopped for new school clothes at the Walmart stores in Bend and Redmond, with the help of several hundred […]

Breakfast with Santa

  With over 230 guests at this year’s 29th Annual Breakfast with Santa event, we’d like to thank the following people/businesses: Pine Tavern’s General Manager, Anthony, along with his remarkable team of chefs, servers, etc. The changes/enhancements to their buffet menu (without increasing the price from last year) were very well received. Santa and Mrs. […]

Operation School Bell Serves 2,150 Students This Fall!

Fall 2019, Assistance League of Bend partnered with Walmart stores in Bend and Redmond.  The fall sessions were completed the end of October.  Approximately 2,150 students in the Bend-La Pine, Redmond and Sisters School Districts were provided with new school clothing.  A second session will take place in February 2020. Operation School Bell is the […]

Featured Auction Item for the Upcoming Gala!

Gemstone Necklace by Pavé Fine Jewelry Make a statement wearing this stunning one-of-a-kind sterling silver and multi-color gemstone necklace. The pendant features over 9.00 carats total weight of glittering gems including, blue, pink and mystic topaz, as well as peridot and citrine. The joints on the pendant are articulated allowing movement and more light to […]

100+ WOMEN WHO CARE AWARDS DONATION

Representatives from 100+ Women Who Care of Central Oregon selected Assistance League® of Bend as the recipient of their first quarter donation of 2019. A check for $20,000 was presented Tuesday, April 9. The donation from 100+ Women  of Central Oregon will benefit Operation School Bell®, the signature philanthropic program of Assistance League. Through Operation School Bell, […]

Auto Clinic of Bend Chooses Operation School Bell!

Thank you to Auto Clinic of Bend for choosing our Operation School Bell® program to be the recipient of proceeds raised from their upcoming car raffle. The owner, Mr. Julius Wilson, shared his appreciation of OSB and the fond memories that he and his siblings have from when they were young children in California who […]

John Voelzow of Pavé Jewelry Receives National Award

John Voelzow, proprietor of Pavé Fine Jewelry, was presented with the National Operation School Bell® Award at the Assistance League® of Bend Silver Gala. The award recognizes Mr. Voelzow’s many years of significant contributions to Assistance League of Bend and its philanthropic programs that support vulnerable children in Deschutes County. The award is intended to […]

25 Years as a Chapter!

Assistance League of Bend was chartered in 1993 and became the 92nd chapter of Assistance League.  Operation School Bell®, which provides new school clothes to students, has grown from serving 30 students in its inaugural year to over 2,000 students annually.  The work of our 150 volunteers touches the lives of 5,600 neighbors in need […]

Welcome New Members!

Fourteen dedicated volunteers completed three training sessions and jumped in to help with our philanthropic programs and fundraisers. We gratefully welcome these new members who paid their dues (literally and figuratively), signed up for committees, and are ready to serve.

Washington Federal awards $2000 Grant for Operation School Bell

Joan Craig, Grant Chairman for Assistance League of Bend accepted a check in the amount of $2,000 from Washington Federal Savings and Loan for use in the Operation School Bell Program. Lenka Moor and Rea Hrivanek of Washington Federal presented the check to Joan.

Cinderella’s Closet

The fairy tale became a reality for many local teens who visited Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet in anticipation of their high school proms.  The girls were able to select a dress, shoes, and jewelry to borrow for their special night.  Thanks to a  tremendous response from the community the students had over 700 […]