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Webfoot Painting Finalist – Vote Now!

Assistance League of Bend is honored to be a finalist in Webfoot Painting’s 13th Annual Project Serious.  As a recipient of the $25,000 in-kind services giveaway, we would be able to improve the functionality and aesthetic of our Chapter House as well as protect our capital investment, without impacting our ability to provide hope to […]

Winter Reflections 2021

Assistance League of Bend Spotlight is a quarterly publication that highlights our initiatives to support the most vulnerable in our community. These initiatives make a positive lasting impact on the lives of children and adults dealing with poverty, homelessness and cancer. We are immensely proud to serve our community and the successes highlighted in the […]

New Clothes for 1,200 Students

Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend is providing new clothing to 1,200 students in kindergarten through grade 12. During the first three weeks of March, the students will shop for new school clothes at the Bend and Redmond Walmart stores using a $50 voucher provided by Assistance League of Bend and […]

Senior Caring Delivery

Assistance League of Bend volunteers loaded 14 cars with complimentary personal care items and delivered them to over 260 Medicaid patients in local long-term care facilities this week as part of their Senior Caring program.  Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, lotion, toothpaste, and other hygiene products are delivered five times a year to 17 facilities […]

Les Schwab Grant

Assistance League of Bend has been awarded a very generous grant from Les Schwab to support their Operation School Bell® program. The funds will be used to provide new clothing to local children living in poverty.  Assistance League is extremely grateful for the continued support of Les Schwab.

Shoes to 850 Local Students

Assistance League of Bend is providing shoes to students in need in Deschutes County through their Operation School Bell® Program.  A partnership with Famous Footwear permitted them to purchase 850 gift cards at a discounted rate. These gift cards are being distributed through the Family Access Network advocates at each school.  Students will be able […]

Tutoring Scholarships

Assistance League of Bend is pleased to present scholarships to nine deserving students for additional tutoring. We are partnering with Bloom Tutors, a company that works with local substitute teachers who are in need of work due to COVID-19, to provide weekly tutoring hours to help students master their schoolwork.  These students have been recognized […]

Holiday Gifts to Low-Income Seniors

The Assistance League Secret Santa Squad delivered holiday gifts to low-income seniors in 17 long-term care facilities in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Sisters.  Facility representatives spoke directly to their residents in order to obtain personalized gift information, including size, color and interests.  Gift requests included items such as lap blankets, sweaters, hats, books, puzzles, […]

St. Charles Foundation Hospice Auction

In honor of the members and loved ones we have lost this year, Assistance League of Bend donated the “Buck Off 2020” package for the St. Charles Foundation Country Christmas Hospice Auction.  To represent what a strange year it has been, the tree is upside down!  Other items in the package include: a vintage sleigh, […]

Assistance League Adapts

Assistance League of Bend adapts to the challenges of COVID-19 and continues to make a difference in Deschutes County. Whether it is distributing clothes at “pop-up” events, assisting families with internet access, making masks for health care workers or providing personal care items to isolated seniors, Assistance League remains committed to meeting the essential needs […]

Grants Awarded

Assistance League of Bend is grateful for the support of these generous organizations.  The funding from these recent grants will allow us to continue to make a difference in the lives of struggling families in Deschutes County: Trust Management Services: Braemar Charitable Trust, Sisters Rotary Club, City of Sisters, Wells Fargo Foundation, Reser Family Foundation

Operation School Bell® Pop-ups

Assistance League of Bend has been busy coming up with creative new ways to get supplies to children in need during the pandemic.  We kicked off our Operation School Bell® pop-ups by providing free socks and underwear at Bear Creek Elementary and Redmond High School during their free lunch distributions.  Thank you to our volunteers […]

United Way COVID-19 Partner

Assistance League of Bend is honored to have been chosen as a recipient of United Way of Central Oregon’s recent COVID-19 grant distribution. The funds will be used to provide clothing to local children living in poverty. United Way of Central Oregon COVID-19 Partners Video

Macy’s Donates Prom Dresses to Cinderella’s Closet

Even during these challenging times, Macy’s at the Bend River Mall is supporting the students in our community by donating 158 new formal dresses to Assistance League® of Bend for Cinderella’s Closet. These fashionable dresses will provide fresh and exciting options for the girls as they shop for their special event, hopefully soon.

Grants Awarded

The funding from these recent grants will allow Assistance League of Bend to continue to make a positive difference in the lives of children and adults facing hardship in Deschutes County. We are grateful for the support from these incredible organizations: Deschutes County Emergency Food, Clothing and Shelter, Pacific Power Foundation, St. Charles Foundation, Sisters […]

Dream Trip Raffle Winner

  Congratulations to Amber Kerbow of Bend, Oregon! Thank you to everyone who purchased a chance to win a Dream Trip of a lifetime!  Now, more than ever, your support is so appreciated while we prepare for meeting even a greater need in our community this year.

PPE for Health Care Workers

In support of our community during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Assistance League® of Bend members have been sewing masks and emergency room trauma hats for local front line health care workers.  Together we are making a difference by sewing items that help to supplement the tight supply of personal protective equipment for our brave medical workers […]

Kitchen Kaleidoscope Event Cancelled

In light of the increasing concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19), Assistance League® of Bend has made the difficult decision to cancel Kitchen Kaleidoscope being planned for June 27, 2020. The health and safety of our community is our first priority. We would like to thank the homeowners and local businesses for their support and look forward […]

Cinderella’s Closet

Cinderella’s Closet ALL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO CINDERELLA’S CLOSET ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.    As we receive new information from the Bend-La Pine and Redmond school districts, we will update this page. Thank you, and stay well! Normally, high school girls can borrow prom and homecoming dresses, shoes and accessories […]

Grant Award

On February 13, Joan Craig (center), Grant Chairman, accepted a $3,150 grant from WaFd Bank (Washington Federal) for Assistance League of Bend.

These Kids Are Cookin’

Due to school closures in the Bend-LaPine and Redmond School Districts in response to the COVID-19 virus, the spring session of These Kids are Cookin’ has been canceled.  Assistance League of Bend volunteers hope to offer the after-school cooking class this fall when school resumes.   This exciting program teaches young chefs how to prepare simple […]

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.

Operation School Bell

Thanks for Making Operation School Bell a Success With the help of hundreds of volunteers, Assistance League of Bend provided new school clothes to over 2100 students in need from Bend-La Pine, Redmond and Sisters school districts. This effort would not be possible without the generous donation of time and money from our members, community […]

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 […]

  • All
  • Cinderella's Closet
  • Events
  • Grants
  • Knitted Knockers
  • News
  • Operation School Bell
  • Programs
  • Secret Santa
  • Senior Caring
  • These Kids Are Cookin'
  • Uncategorized

Webfoot Painting Finalist – Vote Now!

Assistance League of Bend is honored to be a finalist in Webfoot Painting’s 13th Annual Project Serious.  As a recipient of the $25,000 in-kind services giveaway, we would be able to improve the functionality and aesthetic of our Chapter House as well as protect our capital investment, without impacting our ability to provide hope to […]

Winter Reflections 2021

Assistance League of Bend Spotlight is a quarterly publication that highlights our initiatives to support the most vulnerable in our community. These initiatives make a positive lasting impact on the lives of children and adults dealing with poverty, homelessness and cancer. We are immensely proud to serve our community and the successes highlighted in the […]

New Clothes for 1,200 Students

Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend is providing new clothing to 1,200 students in kindergarten through grade 12. During the first three weeks of March, the students will shop for new school clothes at the Bend and Redmond Walmart stores using a $50 voucher provided by Assistance League of Bend and […]

Senior Caring Delivery

Assistance League of Bend volunteers loaded 14 cars with complimentary personal care items and delivered them to over 260 Medicaid patients in local long-term care facilities this week as part of their Senior Caring program.  Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, lotion, toothpaste, and other hygiene products are delivered five times a year to 17 facilities […]

Les Schwab Grant

Assistance League of Bend has been awarded a very generous grant from Les Schwab to support their Operation School Bell® program. The funds will be used to provide new clothing to local children living in poverty.  Assistance League is extremely grateful for the continued support of Les Schwab.

Shoes to 850 Local Students

Assistance League of Bend is providing shoes to students in need in Deschutes County through their Operation School Bell® Program.  A partnership with Famous Footwear permitted them to purchase 850 gift cards at a discounted rate. These gift cards are being distributed through the Family Access Network advocates at each school.  Students will be able […]

Tutoring Scholarships

Assistance League of Bend is pleased to present scholarships to nine deserving students for additional tutoring. We are partnering with Bloom Tutors, a company that works with local substitute teachers who are in need of work due to COVID-19, to provide weekly tutoring hours to help students master their schoolwork.  These students have been recognized […]

Holiday Gifts to Low-Income Seniors

The Assistance League Secret Santa Squad delivered holiday gifts to low-income seniors in 17 long-term care facilities in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Sisters.  Facility representatives spoke directly to their residents in order to obtain personalized gift information, including size, color and interests.  Gift requests included items such as lap blankets, sweaters, hats, books, puzzles, […]

St. Charles Foundation Hospice Auction

In honor of the members and loved ones we have lost this year, Assistance League of Bend donated the “Buck Off 2020” package for the St. Charles Foundation Country Christmas Hospice Auction.  To represent what a strange year it has been, the tree is upside down!  Other items in the package include: a vintage sleigh, […]

Assistance League Adapts

Assistance League of Bend adapts to the challenges of COVID-19 and continues to make a difference in Deschutes County. Whether it is distributing clothes at “pop-up” events, assisting families with internet access, making masks for health care workers or providing personal care items to isolated seniors, Assistance League remains committed to meeting the essential needs […]

Grants Awarded

Assistance League of Bend is grateful for the support of these generous organizations.  The funding from these recent grants will allow us to continue to make a difference in the lives of struggling families in Deschutes County: Trust Management Services: Braemar Charitable Trust, Sisters Rotary Club, City of Sisters, Wells Fargo Foundation, Reser Family Foundation

Operation School Bell® Pop-ups

Assistance League of Bend has been busy coming up with creative new ways to get supplies to children in need during the pandemic.  We kicked off our Operation School Bell® pop-ups by providing free socks and underwear at Bear Creek Elementary and Redmond High School during their free lunch distributions.  Thank you to our volunteers […]

United Way COVID-19 Partner

Assistance League of Bend is honored to have been chosen as a recipient of United Way of Central Oregon’s recent COVID-19 grant distribution. The funds will be used to provide clothing to local children living in poverty. United Way of Central Oregon COVID-19 Partners Video

Macy’s Donates Prom Dresses to Cinderella’s Closet

Even during these challenging times, Macy’s at the Bend River Mall is supporting the students in our community by donating 158 new formal dresses to Assistance League® of Bend for Cinderella’s Closet. These fashionable dresses will provide fresh and exciting options for the girls as they shop for their special event, hopefully soon.

Grants Awarded

The funding from these recent grants will allow Assistance League of Bend to continue to make a positive difference in the lives of children and adults facing hardship in Deschutes County. We are grateful for the support from these incredible organizations: Deschutes County Emergency Food, Clothing and Shelter, Pacific Power Foundation, St. Charles Foundation, Sisters […]

Dream Trip Raffle Winner

  Congratulations to Amber Kerbow of Bend, Oregon! Thank you to everyone who purchased a chance to win a Dream Trip of a lifetime!  Now, more than ever, your support is so appreciated while we prepare for meeting even a greater need in our community this year.

PPE for Health Care Workers

In support of our community during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Assistance League® of Bend members have been sewing masks and emergency room trauma hats for local front line health care workers.  Together we are making a difference by sewing items that help to supplement the tight supply of personal protective equipment for our brave medical workers […]

Kitchen Kaleidoscope Event Cancelled

In light of the increasing concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19), Assistance League® of Bend has made the difficult decision to cancel Kitchen Kaleidoscope being planned for June 27, 2020. The health and safety of our community is our first priority. We would like to thank the homeowners and local businesses for their support and look forward […]

Cinderella’s Closet

Cinderella’s Closet ALL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO CINDERELLA’S CLOSET ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.    As we receive new information from the Bend-La Pine and Redmond school districts, we will update this page. Thank you, and stay well! Normally, high school girls can borrow prom and homecoming dresses, shoes and accessories […]

Grant Award

On February 13, Joan Craig (center), Grant Chairman, accepted a $3,150 grant from WaFd Bank (Washington Federal) for Assistance League of Bend.

These Kids Are Cookin’

Due to school closures in the Bend-LaPine and Redmond School Districts in response to the COVID-19 virus, the spring session of These Kids are Cookin’ has been canceled.  Assistance League of Bend volunteers hope to offer the after-school cooking class this fall when school resumes.   This exciting program teaches young chefs how to prepare simple […]

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.

Operation School Bell

Thanks for Making Operation School Bell a Success With the help of hundreds of volunteers, Assistance League of Bend provided new school clothes to over 2100 students in need from Bend-La Pine, Redmond and Sisters school districts. This effort would not be possible without the generous donation of time and money from our members, community […]

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 […]