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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 […]

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.

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

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 […]

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.