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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! On Saturday they shopped at Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet where they were able to choose from over 800 long and short dresses. They were also able to borrow stylish shoes, purses, and jewelry to make their homecoming dreams come true. Cinderella’s Closet will be open […]

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 […]

Pomegranate Fundraiser for Assistance League of Bend

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

Volunteer Expo

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

Les Schwab Grant

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

Pacific Source Grant

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

Hats and Gloves for Children in Need

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

Thank You for Your Generosity

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

Sunriver-LaPine Rotary Grant

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

Holiday Gifts for Low-income Seniors

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

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

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

Central Oregon Gives Season of Giving

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

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

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! On Saturday they shopped at Assistance League of Bend’s Cinderella’s Closet where they were able to choose from over 800 long and short dresses. They were also able to borrow stylish shoes, purses, and jewelry to make their homecoming dreams come true. Cinderella’s Closet will be open […]

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 […]

Pomegranate Fundraiser for Assistance League of Bend

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

Volunteer Expo

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

Les Schwab Grant

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

Pacific Source Grant

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

Hats and Gloves for Children in Need

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

Thank You for Your Generosity

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

Sunriver-LaPine Rotary Grant

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

Holiday Gifts for Low-income Seniors

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

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

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

Central Oregon Gives Season of Giving

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