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Impactful Grant

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for a recent grant from our friends at Les Schwab Tires. Their ongoing support of Operation School Bell®, which provides new clothes to children living in poverty, will have a lasting positive impact in our community.

Downtown Bend Library Volunteer Expo

Join us on Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Bend Downtown Library for the Volunteer Expo where civic-minded individuals who want to make a positive impact can find ways to volunteer in the community. Assistance League of Bend is honored to participate in this community event where select organizations […]

Students Shopped for Winter Formal at Cinderella’s Closet

Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet is opened on Wednesdays and Saturdays leading up to the Winter Formals being held at local high schools. Thirty high school students in need throughout Deschutes County borrowed new and gently-used formal dresses and accessories so they could attend their special winter dances. These beautiful dresses, stylish shoes, and […]

Promoting Literacy

Assistance League of Bend distributed 228 new books to children in need at the Tower Theatre “Page to Screen” event on January 26. The Tower Theatre, in partnership with Assistance League of Bend and the Deschutes Public Library, holds these free family movie nights quarterly. Priority tickets are given to families from a different Title […]

St. Patrick’s Day Dash Beneficiary

Each year, all the proceeds from the Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club’s St. Patrick’s Day Dash benefit a local charity that is making an impact in the community. We are excited to announce that Assistance League of Bend will be the beneficiary in 2024! Join us in the beautiful Old Mill District in Bend on March […]

WaFd Grant

Assistance League of Bend thanks WaFd Bank for their recent grant. Their generosity will help fund our Operation School Bell program that provides new school clothes to over 2,600 students in Deschutes County each year. We are immensely grateful for the Washington Federal Foundation’s ongoing support of the youth in our community.

Thank You Central Oregon

We appreciate our generous community for supporting the recent Central Oregon Gives campaign. Your donations will help provide new school clothes to 85 local children in need. New clothes give children the confidence to succeed. Thank you for helping Assistance League of Bend change lives.

Sunriver- La Pine Oregon Rotary Club Support

Assistance League of Bend thanks the Sunriver-La Pine Oregon Rotary Club Rotary Club for their generous donation. Rotarian, Jillian Pickle, presented a check to Assistance League of Bend Grants Chair, Sue Misner, on December 19, 2023. These funds will be used to provide new clothing to 150 students giving them the confidence they need to […]

Holiday Gifts for 424 Seniors

Assistance League® of Bend volunteers have been working for weeks to ensure that the holiday wishes of local seniors are fulfilled through their annual Secret Santa program. Facility representatives at 18 long-term care facilities in Bend, La Pine, Redmond, and Sisters speak with residents to obtain personalized gift requests, including size, color, and interests. Many of […]

Breakfast with Santa

Assistance League of Bend invited local foster families to the 30th Annual Breakfast with Santa at the Pine Tavern in Bend on December 3, 2023.  After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, there were a record number of participants. Event co-chair Dana Barron shared,  “We’re just thrilled to be able to bring this event […]

Generous Grant Support

Assistance League of Bend is incredibly grateful to the Central Oregon Health Council’s Opportunity Fund for their recent matching grants to support Operation School Bell. The generous grants matched funding from the Barbara Emily Knudson Charitable Foundation and the Willard L. and Ruth P. Eccles Foundation. In addition, Assistance League of Bend thanks the Reser Family Foundation, Fred Meyer, Midstate Electric Charitable […]

Fall Reflections 2023

This fall, Assistance League of Bend provided new clothing to 1,725 children in need through Operation School Bell®.. In addition, we distributed 264 new books to underserved students. To support adults, we provided hygiene items to low-income seniors in 17 local long-term care facilities and comforted brave women battling cancer by providing them with handcrafted […]

Thank you Mountain Burger

Thank you to Mountain Burger for donating 10% of sales on October 23, 2023 to Assistance League of Bend to support families in need in Deschutes County. Assistance League of Bend is grateful for the opportunity to participate in “Mountain Burger Mondays” Community Give Back Program. For more information about Mountain Burger Community Giving email: […]

New Clothes for Children in Need

Assistance League of Bend, is providing new clothing to over 2,000 kindergarten through grade 12 students this fall through their Operation School Bell®  program. This back-to-school clothing campaign will take place at the Redmond and Bend Walmart stores on various shopping days in October. Students will shop for new school clothes using vouchers provided by Assistance […]

Thank you Pavé Fine Jewelry

Assistance League of Bend wishes to thank John Voelzow, owner of Pavé Fine Jewelry, for inviting us to share our mission with his guests at the Downtown Bend First Friday Art Walk on October 6. John generously donated a percentage of sales that evening to Assistance League of Bend and sold his famous smoked salmon […]

Hats and More for Cancer Patients

Assistance League members distributed over 200 free handmade hats, “knitted knocker” breast prostheses, comfort shawls, and therapeutic heat pillows to race participants at the Heaven Can Wait event that was held October 1, 2023. Assistance League of Bend has been a participating vendor at the annual Heaven Can Wait 5K walk/run since 2014. This event draws hundreds […]

New Books for Children in Need

Assistance League of Bend provided 264 new books to children at the From Page to Screen! Free Family Movie Night event at the Tower Theatre on September 22. Priority tickets were offered first to Silver Rail Elementary, a Title 1 school in Bend. This free event takes place quarterly and is in partnership with Deschutes […]

Thank You Panda Express!

Thank you to Panda Express, located at 61165 S Highway 97 in Bend, for donating 50% of their sales on September 21 to Assistance League of Bend. We appreciate everyone who chose to enjoy Panda Express American Chinese food fresh from the wok to support local families in need! Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used […]

Summer Reflections 2023

Assistance League of Bend was excited to welcome the community back to their Kitchen Kaleidoscope home tour this summer where we raised funds to support local families in need. We also continued to impact lives through our literacy initiative by distributing summer reading books to students in La Pine. As the seasons change, our members […]

OnPoint Community Credit Union Grant

Assistance League of Bend sincerely thanks OnPoint Community Credit Union for their recent grant which will be used to uplift low-income children in Deschutes County. Their financial support is intended 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 for our […]

Spring Reflections 2023

Assistance League of Bend is celebrating 30 years of serving the community. This spring they continued to provide hope to families facing hardship in Deschutes County by teaching healthy eating habits to low-income 4th and 5th graders, providing prom dresses to students in need, and distributing new books to underserved children. Click here to read […]

Winter Reflections 2023

This winter, Assistance League of Bend ensured 379 seniors celebrated the holidays with personalized gifts, handmade cards, and much needed hygiene items. Assistance League of Bend also uplifted 745 children in need through their Operation School Bell shopping events where students selected new school clothes that not only meets basic needs, but also improve self-esteem […]

Cow Creek Indian Foundation Grant

Assistance League of Bend received a generous grant from the Cow Creek Indian Foundation as part its most recent round of giving that benefitted 85 charities in Southwestern Oregon. Carma Monarich, Executive Director of the Cow Creek Indian Foundation, presented the check to Janet Martin, President of Assistance League of Bend, at the award ceremony […]

Sisters Rotary Supports Operation School Bell

Lei Darcy, president of Rotary Club of Sisters, presented  Marsha Bechtold, Operation School Bell Chairman, with a $1,000 check for Operation School Bell. The Sisters of Rotary Club has been a strong supporter of Operation School Bell and Assistance league of Bend. Assistance League of Bend dressed 90 school children from Sisters during the 2022-2023 […]

2023 Kitchen Kaleidoscope!

The 20th Kitchen Kaleidoscope was a huge success. Hundreds of people came and enjoyed the beautiful homes in Tetherow, the delicious bites from our talented chefs, and the unique wares from local artisans. Thank you to all who attended, to those who opened their homes, to the fabulous chefs and artisans, to our shuttle bus […]

Books for Students in La Pine

Assistance League of Bend was honored to participate in the end of year math and literacy luncheon at Rosland Elementary School in La Pine. As part of our Operation School Bell literacy initiative, we distributed 350 new books to the students to kick start their summer reading program and promote a lifelong habit.

National Operation School Bell Award

Erin K. MacDonald was presented with Assistance League’s National Operation School Bell award at our recent Annual Meeting. This award is to “honor those in the community who, through significant financial, in-kind or service support, have had a direct, powerful and positive effect on Operation School Bell.” This is only the eighth time in Assistance League of […]

Promoting Literacy

Assistance League of Bend distributed 392 new books at the Tower Theatre’s free screening of the film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, on May 12. The event benefitted students from Elk Meadow Elementary, a Title 1 school in Bend. The students were able to select age appropriate books based on their grade level. The […]

Serving our Community for 30 Years!

Assistance League of Bend has been making a difference in the lives of children and adults facing hardship in Deschutes County for 30 years! Past presidents, generous supporters and dedicated members gathered on May 2 to celebrate the impact of their work and the volunteers that make it happen. Charter member, Char Weichman, shared the […]

Cinderella’s Closet is Making Dreams Come True

Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout prom season (April 5 – May 6) so students can “shop” for their favorite dress. High school students in need throughout Deschutes County may borrow new and gently-used formal dresses and accessories so they can experience their high school proms. These beautiful […]

  • All
  • Breakfast With Santa
  • Cinderella's Closet
  • Events
  • Grants
  • Hats, Hats, Hats
  • Knitted Knockers
  • News
  • Operation School Bell
  • Programs
  • Secret Santa
  • Uncategorized

Impactful Grant

Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for a recent grant from our friends at Les Schwab Tires. Their ongoing support of Operation School Bell®, which provides new clothes to children living in poverty, will have a lasting positive impact in our community.

Downtown Bend Library Volunteer Expo

Join us on Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Bend Downtown Library for the Volunteer Expo where civic-minded individuals who want to make a positive impact can find ways to volunteer in the community. Assistance League of Bend is honored to participate in this community event where select organizations […]

Students Shopped for Winter Formal at Cinderella’s Closet

Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet is opened on Wednesdays and Saturdays leading up to the Winter Formals being held at local high schools. Thirty high school students in need throughout Deschutes County borrowed new and gently-used formal dresses and accessories so they could attend their special winter dances. These beautiful dresses, stylish shoes, and […]

Promoting Literacy

Assistance League of Bend distributed 228 new books to children in need at the Tower Theatre “Page to Screen” event on January 26. The Tower Theatre, in partnership with Assistance League of Bend and the Deschutes Public Library, holds these free family movie nights quarterly. Priority tickets are given to families from a different Title […]

St. Patrick’s Day Dash Beneficiary

Each year, all the proceeds from the Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club’s St. Patrick’s Day Dash benefit a local charity that is making an impact in the community. We are excited to announce that Assistance League of Bend will be the beneficiary in 2024! Join us in the beautiful Old Mill District in Bend on March […]

WaFd Grant

Assistance League of Bend thanks WaFd Bank for their recent grant. Their generosity will help fund our Operation School Bell program that provides new school clothes to over 2,600 students in Deschutes County each year. We are immensely grateful for the Washington Federal Foundation’s ongoing support of the youth in our community.

Thank You Central Oregon

We appreciate our generous community for supporting the recent Central Oregon Gives campaign. Your donations will help provide new school clothes to 85 local children in need. New clothes give children the confidence to succeed. Thank you for helping Assistance League of Bend change lives.

Sunriver- La Pine Oregon Rotary Club Support

Assistance League of Bend thanks the Sunriver-La Pine Oregon Rotary Club Rotary Club for their generous donation. Rotarian, Jillian Pickle, presented a check to Assistance League of Bend Grants Chair, Sue Misner, on December 19, 2023. These funds will be used to provide new clothing to 150 students giving them the confidence they need to […]

Holiday Gifts for 424 Seniors

Assistance League® of Bend volunteers have been working for weeks to ensure that the holiday wishes of local seniors are fulfilled through their annual Secret Santa program. Facility representatives at 18 long-term care facilities in Bend, La Pine, Redmond, and Sisters speak with residents to obtain personalized gift requests, including size, color, and interests. Many of […]

Breakfast with Santa

Assistance League of Bend invited local foster families to the 30th Annual Breakfast with Santa at the Pine Tavern in Bend on December 3, 2023.  After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, there were a record number of participants. Event co-chair Dana Barron shared,  “We’re just thrilled to be able to bring this event […]

Generous Grant Support

Assistance League of Bend is incredibly grateful to the Central Oregon Health Council’s Opportunity Fund for their recent matching grants to support Operation School Bell. The generous grants matched funding from the Barbara Emily Knudson Charitable Foundation and the Willard L. and Ruth P. Eccles Foundation. In addition, Assistance League of Bend thanks the Reser Family Foundation, Fred Meyer, Midstate Electric Charitable […]

Fall Reflections 2023

This fall, Assistance League of Bend provided new clothing to 1,725 children in need through Operation School Bell®.. In addition, we distributed 264 new books to underserved students. To support adults, we provided hygiene items to low-income seniors in 17 local long-term care facilities and comforted brave women battling cancer by providing them with handcrafted […]

Thank you Mountain Burger

Thank you to Mountain Burger for donating 10% of sales on October 23, 2023 to Assistance League of Bend to support families in need in Deschutes County. Assistance League of Bend is grateful for the opportunity to participate in “Mountain Burger Mondays” Community Give Back Program. For more information about Mountain Burger Community Giving email: […]

New Clothes for Children in Need

Assistance League of Bend, is providing new clothing to over 2,000 kindergarten through grade 12 students this fall through their Operation School Bell®  program. This back-to-school clothing campaign will take place at the Redmond and Bend Walmart stores on various shopping days in October. Students will shop for new school clothes using vouchers provided by Assistance […]

Thank you Pavé Fine Jewelry

Assistance League of Bend wishes to thank John Voelzow, owner of Pavé Fine Jewelry, for inviting us to share our mission with his guests at the Downtown Bend First Friday Art Walk on October 6. John generously donated a percentage of sales that evening to Assistance League of Bend and sold his famous smoked salmon […]

Hats and More for Cancer Patients

Assistance League members distributed over 200 free handmade hats, “knitted knocker” breast prostheses, comfort shawls, and therapeutic heat pillows to race participants at the Heaven Can Wait event that was held October 1, 2023. Assistance League of Bend has been a participating vendor at the annual Heaven Can Wait 5K walk/run since 2014. This event draws hundreds […]

New Books for Children in Need

Assistance League of Bend provided 264 new books to children at the From Page to Screen! Free Family Movie Night event at the Tower Theatre on September 22. Priority tickets were offered first to Silver Rail Elementary, a Title 1 school in Bend. This free event takes place quarterly and is in partnership with Deschutes […]

Thank You Panda Express!

Thank you to Panda Express, located at 61165 S Highway 97 in Bend, for donating 50% of their sales on September 21 to Assistance League of Bend. We appreciate everyone who chose to enjoy Panda Express American Chinese food fresh from the wok to support local families in need! Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used […]

Summer Reflections 2023

Assistance League of Bend was excited to welcome the community back to their Kitchen Kaleidoscope home tour this summer where we raised funds to support local families in need. We also continued to impact lives through our literacy initiative by distributing summer reading books to students in La Pine. As the seasons change, our members […]

OnPoint Community Credit Union Grant

Assistance League of Bend sincerely thanks OnPoint Community Credit Union for their recent grant which will be used to uplift low-income children in Deschutes County. Their financial support is intended 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 for our […]

Spring Reflections 2023

Assistance League of Bend is celebrating 30 years of serving the community. This spring they continued to provide hope to families facing hardship in Deschutes County by teaching healthy eating habits to low-income 4th and 5th graders, providing prom dresses to students in need, and distributing new books to underserved children. Click here to read […]

Winter Reflections 2023

This winter, Assistance League of Bend ensured 379 seniors celebrated the holidays with personalized gifts, handmade cards, and much needed hygiene items. Assistance League of Bend also uplifted 745 children in need through their Operation School Bell shopping events where students selected new school clothes that not only meets basic needs, but also improve self-esteem […]

Cow Creek Indian Foundation Grant

Assistance League of Bend received a generous grant from the Cow Creek Indian Foundation as part its most recent round of giving that benefitted 85 charities in Southwestern Oregon. Carma Monarich, Executive Director of the Cow Creek Indian Foundation, presented the check to Janet Martin, President of Assistance League of Bend, at the award ceremony […]

Sisters Rotary Supports Operation School Bell

Lei Darcy, president of Rotary Club of Sisters, presented  Marsha Bechtold, Operation School Bell Chairman, with a $1,000 check for Operation School Bell. The Sisters of Rotary Club has been a strong supporter of Operation School Bell and Assistance league of Bend. Assistance League of Bend dressed 90 school children from Sisters during the 2022-2023 […]

2023 Kitchen Kaleidoscope!

The 20th Kitchen Kaleidoscope was a huge success. Hundreds of people came and enjoyed the beautiful homes in Tetherow, the delicious bites from our talented chefs, and the unique wares from local artisans. Thank you to all who attended, to those who opened their homes, to the fabulous chefs and artisans, to our shuttle bus […]

Books for Students in La Pine

Assistance League of Bend was honored to participate in the end of year math and literacy luncheon at Rosland Elementary School in La Pine. As part of our Operation School Bell literacy initiative, we distributed 350 new books to the students to kick start their summer reading program and promote a lifelong habit.

National Operation School Bell Award

Erin K. MacDonald was presented with Assistance League’s National Operation School Bell award at our recent Annual Meeting. This award is to “honor those in the community who, through significant financial, in-kind or service support, have had a direct, powerful and positive effect on Operation School Bell.” This is only the eighth time in Assistance League of […]

Promoting Literacy

Assistance League of Bend distributed 392 new books at the Tower Theatre’s free screening of the film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, on May 12. The event benefitted students from Elk Meadow Elementary, a Title 1 school in Bend. The students were able to select age appropriate books based on their grade level. The […]

Serving our Community for 30 Years!

Assistance League of Bend has been making a difference in the lives of children and adults facing hardship in Deschutes County for 30 years! Past presidents, generous supporters and dedicated members gathered on May 2 to celebrate the impact of their work and the volunteers that make it happen. Charter member, Char Weichman, shared the […]

Cinderella’s Closet is Making Dreams Come True

Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout prom season (April 5 – May 6) so students can “shop” for their favorite dress. High school students in need throughout Deschutes County may borrow new and gently-used formal dresses and accessories so they can experience their high school proms. These beautiful […]