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Helping Dreams Come True

Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet loaned formal dresses and accessories to over 60 girls in Deschutes County this year so they could experience their high school proms. They even loaned dresses to some Oregon State University students who were attending a special college prom for students whose high school proms were canceled during the […]

New Books for Redmond Students

Assistance League of Bend distributed 500 free books to children at a pop-up event on May 5, 2022 at Redmond High School. Each child received a Scholastic book pack containing four new books and families were able to select age appropriate books based on their child’s grade level; K-2. 3-5 or 6-8. This outreach is […]

Dream Trip Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners of Assistance League of Bend’s 2022 Dream Trip Raffle! The drawings were held today at the nonprofit’s Cinderella’s Closet and broadcast live on Assistance League of Bend’s Facebook page. Muriel Benedetti was the lucky winner of the Villa Life package where she will have the opportunity to choose to vacation in […]

Prom Dresses for Local Teens

Formal dresses can be prohibitively expensive for local teens hoping to experience their high school proms. But did you know that there is a boutique here locally in Bend that lends out new and gently-worn formal dresses to local teens for prom and homecoming events? Since 2018, Assistance League of Bend has been procuring formal […]

Clothing Bundles for Children Entering Foster Care

Children entering the foster care system are often taken from their homes very quickly with little time to gather their belongings. Many of them leave with only the clothes they are wearing. Assistance League of Bend is partnering with Every Child Central Oregon to provide clothing bundles for these children. Through their Operation School Bell® […]

Book Giveaway at the Tower Theatre

Assistance League of Bend provided over 700 free books to children who attended the Tower Theatre’s free screening of the film How to Train Your Dragon on March 11, 2022. This event was a partnership with the Tower Theatre and the Deschutes Public Library to support Bear Creek Elementary PTA’s Read-A-Thon. Children in grades K-8 […]

Fall Reflections 2021

In October, we safely held Operation School Bell®, which allowed over 1,600 vulnerable children to shop for back-to-school clothes. October was also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we comforted brave women battling cancer by providing them with handcrafted hats, knockers, and shawls. We are honored to serve our community, and to share these uplifting stories. Click here […]

Winter Reflections 2022

As we begin to emerge from the worldwide pandemic, we are looking forward to more face-to-face interaction with the children and adults we serve and to more personal engagement with our generous donors. While the events of the last two years presented some unique challenges, they also inspired a renewed sense of hope as we […]

New Clothes for 700 Local Students

Through their Operation School Bell® program, Assistance League of Bend is providing new clothing to over 700 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Like the fall clothing campaign, students shop for new school clothes at the Redmond and Bend Walmart stores on designated shopping days in February and March. The high school and middle school […]

Pomegranate Fundraiser for Assistance League of Bend

Pomegrante Home is once again supporting Assistance Legue of Bend “for all the great work they do for Central Oregon families.” Throughout the year, Pomegranate Home buys testers for all their lovely soaps, lotions, candles, diffusers, etc. At the end of the year, they put out all the nice, useable goodies for a fundraiser on […]

Volunteer Expo

Looking for a way to serve your community? Stop by the Volunteer Expo at the Downtown Bend Libray on Sunday, February 13th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and visit with Assistance League of Bend and other community organizations looking for civic-minded individuals who want to make a positive impact. Several representatives from Assistance League […]

Les Schwab Grant

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the recent grant from Les Schwab Tires. Hundreds of children living in poverty will receive new school clothes as a result of their ongoing generosity.

Pacific Source Grant

Assistance League of Bend would like to thank Pacific Source Foundation for their generous gift in support of their Senior Caring Program. This program provides hygiene items to low-income seniors in 17 local assisted living facilities throughout the year.

Hats and Gloves for Children in Need

Prior to COVID-19, Assistance League® of Bend would hold Operation School Bell® shopping events at a local retailer where children and their families shopped for back-to-school clothes. At the beginning of the pandemic, it was not possible to hold large-scale shopping events due to governmental regulations. In response, Assistance League of Bend developed a new […]

Thank You for Your Generosity

The Central Oregon Gives campaign ended on December 31st. Thank  you to everyone who helped clothe local children with their generous contributions. Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the $8,876 in donations received during the campaign.

Sunriver-LaPine Rotary Grant

Assistance League of Bend is grateful for the generous grant recently awarded by the Sunriver-LaPine Rotary Club. Their financial assistance will help children and adults facing hardship like poverty, homelessness and cancer in Deschutes County.

Holiday Gifts for Low-income Seniors

Perhaps no one outgrows “stockings hung by the chimney with care” and “visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads.” Assistance League® of Bend volunteers ensure that the holiday wishes of local seniors are fulfilled through their annual Secret Santa program. Seniors at 17 long-term care facilities in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Sisters will receive […]

Pomegranate Donates Proceeds from Mercury Glass Balls to Assistance League of Bend

Pomegranate Home and Garden in Bend has generously offered to donate the proceeds from select mercury glass balls to Assistance League of Bend. Pomegranate shared, “We bagged up these gorgeous mercury glass Christmas tree balls into sets of 12 and are giving 100% of the proceeds to one of our favorite local non-profits: The Assistance […]

Central Oregon Gives Season of Giving

The Central Oregon Gives season of giving starts this week! Central Oregon Gives connects local nonprofits with donors for their end-of-year giving using weekly incentives. Donate $25 or more to Assistance League of Bend through the Central Oregon Gives Campaign, from November 10th to December 31st, and receive a thank you gift from a generous […]

Grant Support

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the generous support of The Autzen Foundation and The Reser Family Foundation. Their recently awarded grants will have a lasting positive impact on children living in poverty in Deschutes County. In addition, Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely thank PacificSource for their recent grant supporting […]

WaFd Bank Grant

Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely thank our friends at Washington Federal Bank for their recently awarded grant to support Operation School Bell which provides new clothes to local children in need. Their amazing generosity will make a positive lasting impact on these children by elevating the their self-esteem, helping them to feel […]

Handmade Hats, Knockers and Shawls Provide Comfort to Cancer Patients

Assistance League® of Bend has provided thousands of beautifully knitted, crocheted and sewn hats to patients undergoing chemotherapy since their Hats, Hats, Hats initiative began in 1997. Members and community volunteers gather each week to create knitted and sewn hats for local cancer patients who have lost their hair. Cindy, a cancer survivor who received […]

New School Clothes for Local Children Living in Poverty

Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend is providing new clothing to over 2,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12 during the month of October. This back-to-school clothing campaign is taking place at the Redmond and Bend Walmart stores on 12 shopping days throughout the month. The high school and middle school […]

Costco Employee Giving Campaign

Assistance League of Bend would like to thank Costco in Bend for inviting us to participate in their employee giving campaign. Costco hosted a BBQ for their employees on October 4th and invited local nonprofit organizations to present information on how their organization serves the community. Once the employees learned about the nonprofits they were […]

Cancer with Compassion Drive-by Boutique

Assistance League of Bend participated in the Cancer with Compassion’s Drive-by Boutique on September 25th. Our dedicated sewing and knitting committee members distributed lovely handmade hats, as well as our popular “knitted knockers”, to cancer patients and survivors. These items are a comforting reminder to patients that they are not alone on their journey. Click […]

Recent Grant Support

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the support of these generous organizations. Their recent financial contributions will help us to better serve and empower struggling families in Deschutes County. Thank you United Way of Deschutes County, Wells Fargo Foundation, First Interstate Foundation, Deschutes County, Sunriver Rotary, and City of Sisters

I Need Clothes

Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell is a source of hope for the one in five local children living in poverty. Through Operation School Bell, Assistance League of Bend has proudly been providing back-to-school clothing to low-income children since 1991. With the rise in hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 Delta variant, we made the […]

Summer Reflections 2021

The ever-changing pandemic has challenged our organization like never before. With grit – and a lot of creativity – we are actively navigating through unchartered territory. Despite the present hurdles, we have remained committed to our cause and we have continued to elevate and strengthen families of all backgrounds across Deschutes County. Click here to […]

Raise a Glass for the Kids Canceled

In light of the increasing concerns around the new wave of COVID-19 infections, Assistance League® of Bend has made the difficult decision to cancel Raise a Glass for the Kids being planned for September 23, 2021. The health and safety of our community is our first priority. We would like to thank the local businesses […]

New Books for Students in Sisters

Assistance League of Bend provided free books to children facing hardship in Sisters thanks to a generous donation directed toward literacy. Summer reading helps children continue to improve their skills and encourages a lifelong habit. Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend provided a Scholastic package to students in kindergarten through grade […]

  • All
  • Cinderella's Closet
  • Events
  • Grants
  • News
  • Operation School Bell
  • Programs
  • Secret Santa
  • Uncategorized

Helping Dreams Come True

Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet loaned formal dresses and accessories to over 60 girls in Deschutes County this year so they could experience their high school proms. They even loaned dresses to some Oregon State University students who were attending a special college prom for students whose high school proms were canceled during the […]

New Books for Redmond Students

Assistance League of Bend distributed 500 free books to children at a pop-up event on May 5, 2022 at Redmond High School. Each child received a Scholastic book pack containing four new books and families were able to select age appropriate books based on their child’s grade level; K-2. 3-5 or 6-8. This outreach is […]

Dream Trip Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners of Assistance League of Bend’s 2022 Dream Trip Raffle! The drawings were held today at the nonprofit’s Cinderella’s Closet and broadcast live on Assistance League of Bend’s Facebook page. Muriel Benedetti was the lucky winner of the Villa Life package where she will have the opportunity to choose to vacation in […]

Prom Dresses for Local Teens

Formal dresses can be prohibitively expensive for local teens hoping to experience their high school proms. But did you know that there is a boutique here locally in Bend that lends out new and gently-worn formal dresses to local teens for prom and homecoming events? Since 2018, Assistance League of Bend has been procuring formal […]

Clothing Bundles for Children Entering Foster Care

Children entering the foster care system are often taken from their homes very quickly with little time to gather their belongings. Many of them leave with only the clothes they are wearing. Assistance League of Bend is partnering with Every Child Central Oregon to provide clothing bundles for these children. Through their Operation School Bell® […]

Book Giveaway at the Tower Theatre

Assistance League of Bend provided over 700 free books to children who attended the Tower Theatre’s free screening of the film How to Train Your Dragon on March 11, 2022. This event was a partnership with the Tower Theatre and the Deschutes Public Library to support Bear Creek Elementary PTA’s Read-A-Thon. Children in grades K-8 […]

Fall Reflections 2021

In October, we safely held Operation School Bell®, which allowed over 1,600 vulnerable children to shop for back-to-school clothes. October was also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we comforted brave women battling cancer by providing them with handcrafted hats, knockers, and shawls. We are honored to serve our community, and to share these uplifting stories. Click here […]

Winter Reflections 2022

As we begin to emerge from the worldwide pandemic, we are looking forward to more face-to-face interaction with the children and adults we serve and to more personal engagement with our generous donors. While the events of the last two years presented some unique challenges, they also inspired a renewed sense of hope as we […]

New Clothes for 700 Local Students

Through their Operation School Bell® program, Assistance League of Bend is providing new clothing to over 700 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Like the fall clothing campaign, students shop for new school clothes at the Redmond and Bend Walmart stores on designated shopping days in February and March. The high school and middle school […]

Pomegranate Fundraiser for Assistance League of Bend

Pomegrante Home is once again supporting Assistance Legue of Bend “for all the great work they do for Central Oregon families.” Throughout the year, Pomegranate Home buys testers for all their lovely soaps, lotions, candles, diffusers, etc. At the end of the year, they put out all the nice, useable goodies for a fundraiser on […]

Volunteer Expo

Looking for a way to serve your community? Stop by the Volunteer Expo at the Downtown Bend Libray on Sunday, February 13th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and visit with Assistance League of Bend and other community organizations looking for civic-minded individuals who want to make a positive impact. Several representatives from Assistance League […]

Les Schwab Grant

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the recent grant from Les Schwab Tires. Hundreds of children living in poverty will receive new school clothes as a result of their ongoing generosity.

Pacific Source Grant

Assistance League of Bend would like to thank Pacific Source Foundation for their generous gift in support of their Senior Caring Program. This program provides hygiene items to low-income seniors in 17 local assisted living facilities throughout the year.

Hats and Gloves for Children in Need

Prior to COVID-19, Assistance League® of Bend would hold Operation School Bell® shopping events at a local retailer where children and their families shopped for back-to-school clothes. At the beginning of the pandemic, it was not possible to hold large-scale shopping events due to governmental regulations. In response, Assistance League of Bend developed a new […]

Thank You for Your Generosity

The Central Oregon Gives campaign ended on December 31st. Thank  you to everyone who helped clothe local children with their generous contributions. Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the $8,876 in donations received during the campaign.

Sunriver-LaPine Rotary Grant

Assistance League of Bend is grateful for the generous grant recently awarded by the Sunriver-LaPine Rotary Club. Their financial assistance will help children and adults facing hardship like poverty, homelessness and cancer in Deschutes County.

Holiday Gifts for Low-income Seniors

Perhaps no one outgrows “stockings hung by the chimney with care” and “visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads.” Assistance League® of Bend volunteers ensure that the holiday wishes of local seniors are fulfilled through their annual Secret Santa program. Seniors at 17 long-term care facilities in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Sisters will receive […]

Pomegranate Donates Proceeds from Mercury Glass Balls to Assistance League of Bend

Pomegranate Home and Garden in Bend has generously offered to donate the proceeds from select mercury glass balls to Assistance League of Bend. Pomegranate shared, “We bagged up these gorgeous mercury glass Christmas tree balls into sets of 12 and are giving 100% of the proceeds to one of our favorite local non-profits: The Assistance […]

Central Oregon Gives Season of Giving

The Central Oregon Gives season of giving starts this week! Central Oregon Gives connects local nonprofits with donors for their end-of-year giving using weekly incentives. Donate $25 or more to Assistance League of Bend through the Central Oregon Gives Campaign, from November 10th to December 31st, and receive a thank you gift from a generous […]

Grant Support

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the generous support of The Autzen Foundation and The Reser Family Foundation. Their recently awarded grants will have a lasting positive impact on children living in poverty in Deschutes County. In addition, Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely thank PacificSource for their recent grant supporting […]

WaFd Bank Grant

Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely thank our friends at Washington Federal Bank for their recently awarded grant to support Operation School Bell which provides new clothes to local children in need. Their amazing generosity will make a positive lasting impact on these children by elevating the their self-esteem, helping them to feel […]

Handmade Hats, Knockers and Shawls Provide Comfort to Cancer Patients

Assistance League® of Bend has provided thousands of beautifully knitted, crocheted and sewn hats to patients undergoing chemotherapy since their Hats, Hats, Hats initiative began in 1997. Members and community volunteers gather each week to create knitted and sewn hats for local cancer patients who have lost their hair. Cindy, a cancer survivor who received […]

New School Clothes for Local Children Living in Poverty

Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend is providing new clothing to over 2,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12 during the month of October. This back-to-school clothing campaign is taking place at the Redmond and Bend Walmart stores on 12 shopping days throughout the month. The high school and middle school […]

Costco Employee Giving Campaign

Assistance League of Bend would like to thank Costco in Bend for inviting us to participate in their employee giving campaign. Costco hosted a BBQ for their employees on October 4th and invited local nonprofit organizations to present information on how their organization serves the community. Once the employees learned about the nonprofits they were […]

Cancer with Compassion Drive-by Boutique

Assistance League of Bend participated in the Cancer with Compassion’s Drive-by Boutique on September 25th. Our dedicated sewing and knitting committee members distributed lovely handmade hats, as well as our popular “knitted knockers”, to cancer patients and survivors. These items are a comforting reminder to patients that they are not alone on their journey. Click […]

Recent Grant Support

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the support of these generous organizations. Their recent financial contributions will help us to better serve and empower struggling families in Deschutes County. Thank you United Way of Deschutes County, Wells Fargo Foundation, First Interstate Foundation, Deschutes County, Sunriver Rotary, and City of Sisters

I Need Clothes

Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell is a source of hope for the one in five local children living in poverty. Through Operation School Bell, Assistance League of Bend has proudly been providing back-to-school clothing to low-income children since 1991. With the rise in hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 Delta variant, we made the […]

Summer Reflections 2021

The ever-changing pandemic has challenged our organization like never before. With grit – and a lot of creativity – we are actively navigating through unchartered territory. Despite the present hurdles, we have remained committed to our cause and we have continued to elevate and strengthen families of all backgrounds across Deschutes County. Click here to […]

Raise a Glass for the Kids Canceled

In light of the increasing concerns around the new wave of COVID-19 infections, Assistance League® of Bend has made the difficult decision to cancel Raise a Glass for the Kids being planned for September 23, 2021. The health and safety of our community is our first priority. We would like to thank the local businesses […]

New Books for Students in Sisters

Assistance League of Bend provided free books to children facing hardship in Sisters thanks to a generous donation directed toward literacy. Summer reading helps children continue to improve their skills and encourages a lifelong habit. Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend provided a Scholastic package to students in kindergarten through grade […]