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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 […]

Cascade Disposal Sponsors Raise a Glass for the Kids Fundraiser

Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely thank our friends at Cascade Disposal for their generous $4,000 sponsorship of our upcoming fundraiser, Raise a Glass for the Kids. Proceeds from this event will benefit Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program which provides new clothes to over 2,000 children in Deschutes County annually. […]

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Grant

The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation recently awarded Assistance League of Bend a generous donation for their Operation School Bell program. The funds will be used to provide clothing to children living in poverty in Deschutes County. According to the Foundation Executive Director, Carma Mornarich, “The existence of a pandemic and widespread wildfire didn’t mean […]

Pacific Power Foundation Grant

The Pacific Power Foundation has awarded Assistance League of Bend a generous grant to assist families facing hardship in Deschutes County. Specifically, this grant will support Operation School Bell which provides new clothes to students in kindergarten through grade 12 who are living in poverty. Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the Pacific […]

New Books for 1,200 Students

Assistance League of Bend kicked-off their free book give-away to low-income children in Deschutes County this week 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 is providing a Scholastic package to […]

OnPoint Community Credit Union Grant

Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely thank our friends at OnPoint Community Credit Union for their recent grant to support low-income children in Deschutes County. OnPoint  was formed by a handful of schoolteachers more than 88 years ago to help their local community. Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program, which provides […]

Remembering Past President, Nancy Martin

Nancy Martin served as president of Assistance League of Bend from 2012-2014. She played a vital role in the success of the Bend chapter and touched the lives of thousands of people during her 26 years of membership. Nancy was an authority on bylaws, policies and procedures and served as Bylaws chairman for the chapter […]

Spring Reflections 2021

As we reflect on a year like no other, Assistance League of Bend has drawn renewed hope and inspiration from seeing our community leap into action to assist those who are most vulnerable.  When we galvanize and commit to the journey of helping others, the results are remarkable. This spring, Assistance League of Bend activated […]

Spotlight on Light Elegance

Lezlie (pictured above and left) and Jim McConnell are the founders of Light Elegance, a company that leverages cutting-edge chemistry and innovation to develop hypoallergenic, easy-to-apply gels and acrylics for all skin tones, nail types and styles. The McConnells have been committed contributors of Assistance League of Bend for more than five years, and they have significantly supported Operation School Bell®, a critical program that helps build confidence in […]

New Clothes for 1,200 More Students

Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend is providing new clothing to 1,200 more students in kindergarten through grade 12.  This second Walmart shopping campaign of 2021 is scheduled for May 11th, 13th and 15th in Bend and May 20th and 22nd in Redmond. The students will shop for new school clothes […]

Comfort Shawl Project

Assistance League of Bend is exploring the idea of adding Comfort Shawls for cancer patients and possibly seniors to their Hats, Hats, Hats program.  St. Charles is eager to offer the shawls to their cancer patients.  Members are creating sample polar fleece shawls to be distributed to local infusion centers on a trial basis.  In […]

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 […]

  • All
  • Events
  • Grants
  • Hats, Hats, Hats
  • News
  • Operation School Bell
  • Programs
  • Secret Santa
  • Uncategorized

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 […]

Cascade Disposal Sponsors Raise a Glass for the Kids Fundraiser

Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely thank our friends at Cascade Disposal for their generous $4,000 sponsorship of our upcoming fundraiser, Raise a Glass for the Kids. Proceeds from this event will benefit Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program which provides new clothes to over 2,000 children in Deschutes County annually. […]

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Grant

The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation recently awarded Assistance League of Bend a generous donation for their Operation School Bell program. The funds will be used to provide clothing to children living in poverty in Deschutes County. According to the Foundation Executive Director, Carma Mornarich, “The existence of a pandemic and widespread wildfire didn’t mean […]

Pacific Power Foundation Grant

The Pacific Power Foundation has awarded Assistance League of Bend a generous grant to assist families facing hardship in Deschutes County. Specifically, this grant will support Operation School Bell which provides new clothes to students in kindergarten through grade 12 who are living in poverty. Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for the Pacific […]

New Books for 1,200 Students

Assistance League of Bend kicked-off their free book give-away to low-income children in Deschutes County this week 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 is providing a Scholastic package to […]

OnPoint Community Credit Union Grant

Assistance League of Bend would like to sincerely thank our friends at OnPoint Community Credit Union for their recent grant to support low-income children in Deschutes County. OnPoint  was formed by a handful of schoolteachers more than 88 years ago to help their local community. Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell program, which provides […]

Remembering Past President, Nancy Martin

Nancy Martin served as president of Assistance League of Bend from 2012-2014. She played a vital role in the success of the Bend chapter and touched the lives of thousands of people during her 26 years of membership. Nancy was an authority on bylaws, policies and procedures and served as Bylaws chairman for the chapter […]

Spring Reflections 2021

As we reflect on a year like no other, Assistance League of Bend has drawn renewed hope and inspiration from seeing our community leap into action to assist those who are most vulnerable.  When we galvanize and commit to the journey of helping others, the results are remarkable. This spring, Assistance League of Bend activated […]

Spotlight on Light Elegance

Lezlie (pictured above and left) and Jim McConnell are the founders of Light Elegance, a company that leverages cutting-edge chemistry and innovation to develop hypoallergenic, easy-to-apply gels and acrylics for all skin tones, nail types and styles. The McConnells have been committed contributors of Assistance League of Bend for more than five years, and they have significantly supported Operation School Bell®, a critical program that helps build confidence in […]

New Clothes for 1,200 More Students

Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend is providing new clothing to 1,200 more students in kindergarten through grade 12.  This second Walmart shopping campaign of 2021 is scheduled for May 11th, 13th and 15th in Bend and May 20th and 22nd in Redmond. The students will shop for new school clothes […]

Comfort Shawl Project

Assistance League of Bend is exploring the idea of adding Comfort Shawls for cancer patients and possibly seniors to their Hats, Hats, Hats program.  St. Charles is eager to offer the shawls to their cancer patients.  Members are creating sample polar fleece shawls to be distributed to local infusion centers on a trial basis.  In […]

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 […]