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Santa Barbara – Boosts Students’ Self-esteem through Operation School Bell

For Santa Barbara families, the end of summer means shopping for school clothes, but for many families in our community, that is not possible.  Enter Operation School Bell®, the Assistance League of Santa Barbara’s annual program which provides clothing and school supplies for children in need. Assistance League members are busy purchasing items from local […]


Greater Wilmington – Reaches $1M Milestone

Just eleven years after it was established, Assistance League of Greater Wilmington reached a major milestone of giving more than $1,000,000 back to the communities it serves in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties. Beginning with 18 charter members in 2008, the organization now has more than 145 members and has expanded its service to […]



Bakersfield – Operation School Bell celebrates dressing 150,000 children in 63 years by helping even more kids

McFarland second-grader Ezequiel Avalos was quite excited Thursday morning while at Operation School Bell® — he got to miss school for a few hours, shop for a new school uniform and get a free book. But one item stood out among the rest: He was going home with a toothbrush. “I can brush my teeth […]


Bend – Operation School Bell to give students new clothes

Remember shopping for new school shoes, or bringing home a new winter coat? Deciding on your outfit for the first day of school? Thousands of students in Deschutes County have never had this traditional back-to-school experience. In fact, many of them have never shopped for new clothes or shoes, or owned clothes that fit. They […]


Boise – Operation School Bell provides clothes to kids in need

Thousands of children received new clothes to start the new school year. It was a big day for 3,700 elementary school children who received new sets of warm, well-fitting clothes this fall thanks to our generous community. Students who school staff have identified as having a need visited the Assistance League of Boise Tuesday morning […]


Wichita – Operation School Bell puts new clothes on the backs of 3,000 students

School has been back in session for about a month now, but some kids never got a chance to go back-to-school clothes shopping. That’s why the Assistance League of Wichita teamed up with JCPenney to clothe 3,000 students. It’s the fourth year in a row the two have partnered for this program. A total of […]