Operation School Bell®

Every year, Assistance League of Bend schedules shopping events at Walmart stores in Bend and Redmond for thousands of children in need in Deschutes County to shop for school clothes. During specific shopping days, families are greeted by Assistance League members who help them as they shop, assist them with check-out, and pay for their brand new school clothing.

Hats, Hats, Hats

Hats for cancer patients, homeless and low-income children are crafted by members and volunteers and delivered to various facilities for distribution. The program now includes “Knitted Knockers”, knitted and crocheted prostheses for mastectomy patients.

Senior Caring

Provides hygiene products and other requested items, holiday gifts, and emotional support through activities, cards, and letters for residents living in long-term care facilities.

Cinderella’s Closet

Deschutes County high school students borrow formal wear and accessories at no cost.  Events such as high school prom should be a fairy-tale for all high school students!

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa provides breakfast for foster children, foster families, and other community members at a local upscale restaurant. Each child receives a soft, plush toy and a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

These Kids Are Cookin’

Members and volunteers teach kitchen safety, basic cooking skills, and nutrition in a four-week program after school to 4th and 5th graders in two low income local elementary schools, one in Bend and one in Redmond.