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New Books for Children in Need

Assistance League of Bend provided 270 free Scholastic books at Family Movie Night at the Tower Theatre.  Children from Juniper Elementary School, a Title 1 school in Bend, were invited to attend a free showing of the movie Shrek. Members of Assistance League of Bend were on hand to distribute new books to these students. […]

Impactful Gift from Les Schwab Tires

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful to our friends at Les Schwab Tires for their recently awarded grant. Hundreds of children living in poverty will receive new clothes as a result of their ongoing generosity. These new clothes have been shown to elevate self-esteem, improve attendance, promote peer acceptance, foster learning, boost graduation rates, […]

Thank You Central Oregon!

Thanks to the generosity of the Central Oregon community, Assistance League of Bend received over $10,000 in donations through the Central Oregon Gives Campaign in November and December. This reflects a 20% increase over last year’s fundraising effort and exceeded our goal of $8,000. We are immensely grateful for everyone who donated to the campaign. […]

Clothing Bundles for 42 Foster Children

Through their Operation School Bell® program, Assistance League of Bend recently provided 42 clothing bundles to Every Child Central Oregon to distribute to children who are entering the foster care system or are being moved from one foster home to another. Children entering the foster care system are often taken from their homes very quickly with little […]

Secret Santa Gifts for 379 Seniors

Assistance League® of Bend volunteers ensure that the holiday wishes of local seniors are fulfilled through the nonprofit’s annual Secret Santa program. Seniors at 18 long-term care facilities in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Sisters receive special holiday gifts, handpicked for them by their Secret Santa. Facility representatives speak with residents and obtain personalized gift […]

Barbara Emily Knudson Charitable Foundation Grant

Assistance League of Bend is honored to be one of this year’s recipients of the Barbara Emily Knudson Charitable Foundation grant. The foundation exists to honor her philanthropic goals and vision, providing assistance to non-profit organizations and educational institutions assisting children, families and adults to realize their basic needs and to achieve excellence in their […]

Fall Reflections 2022

This fall, we held Operation School Bell®, which provided over 1,700 vulnerable children with back-to-school clothes. In addition, we distributed new books to low-income students and loaned formal wear to high school girls so they could attend their homecoming dances. To support adults in need, we provided hygiene items to low-income seniors in 17 local long-term care facilities and comforted brave women […]

New Clothing for 1,756 Students

Assistance League of Bend provided new school clothing to 1,756 students in Deschutes County through Operation School Bell this fall. New clothes elevate self-esteem, promote peer acceptance, improve attendance, foster learning, boost graduation rates and inspire hope. The total cost to provide these clothes, coats and shoes was approximately $194,000. Assistance League of Bend is […]

WaFd Bank Supports Local Children

WaFd Bank recently awarded a grant to Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program to provide new clothes, shoes, and coats to children in need throughout Deschutes County These new clothes elevate self-esteem, promote peer acceptance, improve attendance, foster learning, boost graduation rates, and inspire hope. Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely […]

Grant News

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the recently awarded grants from First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, St. Charles Health System, Bank of America, Midstate Electric and Sisters Community Foundation. These generous donations will be used to support children and adults facing hardship throughout Deschutes County.

Assistance League of Bend Provides Free Hats at Heaven Can Wait

Assistance League of Bend participated in the 23rd anniversary of the Heaven Can Wait 5K Walk/ Run in Redmond, Oregon. They offered free knitted and sewn hats to cancer patients and “knitted knockers” prothesis to patients who have undergone a mastectomy. All of the items were handmade by local volunteers through Assistance League of Bend’s […]

Operation School Bell® Banners

Assistance League of Bend placed 12 back-to-back banners on six poles in Downtown Bend to promote Operation School Bell during their fall back-to-school campaign. To demonstrate the impact of Operation School Bell, each pole highlighted how new clothes effect local students. The six messages included: elevate self-esteem, improve attendance, inspire hope, foster learning, promote peer […]

New Back-to-School Clothes

Rising inflation costs are creating financial challenges for countless households across the country. Challenged by high food and fuel prices, many parents struggle with higher than normal back -to-school costs. Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend plans to provide clothes, coats and shoes to 10% more students in kindergarten through grade 12 […]

Free Books Promote Literacy

Assistance League of Bend provided over 300 free Scholastic books to children at the Family Movie Night event at the Tower Theatre on Friday, Sept. 23. This free event is in partnership with the Tower Theatre, Deschutes Public Library, and the Boys and Girls Club of Bend. Thanks to Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School […]

Pacific Source Grant

Assistance League of Bend would sincerely like to thank Pacific Source Health Plans for their recent grant to support our Senior Caring Program. Through this program, we provide personal care items to low-income seniors in 17 long-term care facilities throughout Deschutes County. Assistance League of Bend is grateful for our friends at Pacific Source Health […]

Going to Homecoming in Style

These girls are ready for the big dance! They shopped at Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet where they were able to borrow from a selection of over 800 long and short dresses. They were also able to borrow stylish shoes, purses, and jewelry to make their homecoming dance a truly special event.

Summer Reflections 2022

Rising inflation costs are creating financial challenges for countless households across the country. Challenged by high food and fuel prices, many parents may struggle with higher than normal back-to-school costs. This fall, Assistance League of Bend intends to provide back-to-school items to 10% more children versus last fall. This summer, we focused our planning efforts […]

Spring Reflections 2022

During the spring, Assistance League of Bend activated numerous initiatives that assisted and served families in Deschutes County. In addition to providing new school clothes to students in need, we distributed books to low-income students to improve their reading skills and encourage a lifelong habit, we loaned formal wear to girls who might not otherwise […]

Personal Care Items for Seniors in Need

In August, Assistance League of Bend provided personal care items to seniors in need as part of their ongoing Senior Caring outreach. Hygiene items such as shampoo and lotion were delivered to 344 residents in 17 long-care facilities in Bend, Redmond and Sisters.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Grant

Assistance League of Bend would also like to thank OnPoint Community Credit Union for their recent grant to support low-income children in Deschutes County. Their “key purpose for making donations is to empower people to improve the quality of their lives and to help make our community a better place.” Assistance League of Bend is grateful […]

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Grant

The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation awarded Assistance League of Bend a generous donation as part its most recent round of giving that benefitted 61 charities in Southwestern Oregon. The funds will be used for Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program to provide clothing to children living in poverty in Deschutes County. The […]

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 […]

  • All
  • Cinderella's Closet
  • Events
  • Grants
  • Hats, Hats, Hats
  • News
  • Operation School Bell
  • Programs
  • Senior Caring
  • Uncategorized

New Books for Children in Need

Assistance League of Bend provided 270 free Scholastic books at Family Movie Night at the Tower Theatre.  Children from Juniper Elementary School, a Title 1 school in Bend, were invited to attend a free showing of the movie Shrek. Members of Assistance League of Bend were on hand to distribute new books to these students. […]

Impactful Gift from Les Schwab Tires

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful to our friends at Les Schwab Tires for their recently awarded grant. Hundreds of children living in poverty will receive new clothes as a result of their ongoing generosity. These new clothes have been shown to elevate self-esteem, improve attendance, promote peer acceptance, foster learning, boost graduation rates, […]

Thank You Central Oregon!

Thanks to the generosity of the Central Oregon community, Assistance League of Bend received over $10,000 in donations through the Central Oregon Gives Campaign in November and December. This reflects a 20% increase over last year’s fundraising effort and exceeded our goal of $8,000. We are immensely grateful for everyone who donated to the campaign. […]

Clothing Bundles for 42 Foster Children

Through their Operation School Bell® program, Assistance League of Bend recently provided 42 clothing bundles to Every Child Central Oregon to distribute to children who are entering the foster care system or are being moved from one foster home to another. Children entering the foster care system are often taken from their homes very quickly with little […]

Secret Santa Gifts for 379 Seniors

Assistance League® of Bend volunteers ensure that the holiday wishes of local seniors are fulfilled through the nonprofit’s annual Secret Santa program. Seniors at 18 long-term care facilities in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Sisters receive special holiday gifts, handpicked for them by their Secret Santa. Facility representatives speak with residents and obtain personalized gift […]

Barbara Emily Knudson Charitable Foundation Grant

Assistance League of Bend is honored to be one of this year’s recipients of the Barbara Emily Knudson Charitable Foundation grant. The foundation exists to honor her philanthropic goals and vision, providing assistance to non-profit organizations and educational institutions assisting children, families and adults to realize their basic needs and to achieve excellence in their […]

Fall Reflections 2022

This fall, we held Operation School Bell®, which provided over 1,700 vulnerable children with back-to-school clothes. In addition, we distributed new books to low-income students and loaned formal wear to high school girls so they could attend their homecoming dances. To support adults in need, we provided hygiene items to low-income seniors in 17 local long-term care facilities and comforted brave women […]

New Clothing for 1,756 Students

Assistance League of Bend provided new school clothing to 1,756 students in Deschutes County through Operation School Bell this fall. New clothes elevate self-esteem, promote peer acceptance, improve attendance, foster learning, boost graduation rates and inspire hope. The total cost to provide these clothes, coats and shoes was approximately $194,000. Assistance League of Bend is […]

WaFd Bank Supports Local Children

WaFd Bank recently awarded a grant to Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program to provide new clothes, shoes, and coats to children in need throughout Deschutes County These new clothes elevate self-esteem, promote peer acceptance, improve attendance, foster learning, boost graduation rates, and inspire hope. Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely […]

Grant News

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the recently awarded grants from First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, St. Charles Health System, Bank of America, Midstate Electric and Sisters Community Foundation. These generous donations will be used to support children and adults facing hardship throughout Deschutes County.

Assistance League of Bend Provides Free Hats at Heaven Can Wait

Assistance League of Bend participated in the 23rd anniversary of the Heaven Can Wait 5K Walk/ Run in Redmond, Oregon. They offered free knitted and sewn hats to cancer patients and “knitted knockers” prothesis to patients who have undergone a mastectomy. All of the items were handmade by local volunteers through Assistance League of Bend’s […]

Operation School Bell® Banners

Assistance League of Bend placed 12 back-to-back banners on six poles in Downtown Bend to promote Operation School Bell during their fall back-to-school campaign. To demonstrate the impact of Operation School Bell, each pole highlighted how new clothes effect local students. The six messages included: elevate self-esteem, improve attendance, inspire hope, foster learning, promote peer […]

New Back-to-School Clothes

Rising inflation costs are creating financial challenges for countless households across the country. Challenged by high food and fuel prices, many parents struggle with higher than normal back -to-school costs. Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend plans to provide clothes, coats and shoes to 10% more students in kindergarten through grade 12 […]

Free Books Promote Literacy

Assistance League of Bend provided over 300 free Scholastic books to children at the Family Movie Night event at the Tower Theatre on Friday, Sept. 23. This free event is in partnership with the Tower Theatre, Deschutes Public Library, and the Boys and Girls Club of Bend. Thanks to Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School […]

Pacific Source Grant

Assistance League of Bend would sincerely like to thank Pacific Source Health Plans for their recent grant to support our Senior Caring Program. Through this program, we provide personal care items to low-income seniors in 17 long-term care facilities throughout Deschutes County. Assistance League of Bend is grateful for our friends at Pacific Source Health […]

Going to Homecoming in Style

These girls are ready for the big dance! They shopped at Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet where they were able to borrow from a selection of over 800 long and short dresses. They were also able to borrow stylish shoes, purses, and jewelry to make their homecoming dance a truly special event.

Summer Reflections 2022

Rising inflation costs are creating financial challenges for countless households across the country. Challenged by high food and fuel prices, many parents may struggle with higher than normal back-to-school costs. This fall, Assistance League of Bend intends to provide back-to-school items to 10% more children versus last fall. This summer, we focused our planning efforts […]

Spring Reflections 2022

During the spring, Assistance League of Bend activated numerous initiatives that assisted and served families in Deschutes County. In addition to providing new school clothes to students in need, we distributed books to low-income students to improve their reading skills and encourage a lifelong habit, we loaned formal wear to girls who might not otherwise […]

Personal Care Items for Seniors in Need

In August, Assistance League of Bend provided personal care items to seniors in need as part of their ongoing Senior Caring outreach. Hygiene items such as shampoo and lotion were delivered to 344 residents in 17 long-care facilities in Bend, Redmond and Sisters.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Grant

Assistance League of Bend would also like to thank OnPoint Community Credit Union for their recent grant to support low-income children in Deschutes County. Their “key purpose for making donations is to empower people to improve the quality of their lives and to help make our community a better place.” Assistance League of Bend is grateful […]

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Grant

The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation awarded Assistance League of Bend a generous donation as part its most recent round of giving that benefitted 61 charities in Southwestern Oregon. The funds will be used for Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program to provide clothing to children living in poverty in Deschutes County. The […]

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 […]