Impact Stories



National Children’s Dental Health Month

Assistance League helps kids brush up on good dental habits Poor oral health is one of the leading causes of irregular school attendance and substandard academic performance in America. Assistance League has been working to counter this trend since 1941 when the first dental center opened in San Pedro, CA with an all-volunteer professional staff. […]



San Pedro-South Bay – New Books

I arrived early, a bit apprehensive about what my duties might entail. Although I’d been a member of the Assistance League of San Pedro/South Bay for several years, I’d never worked on Operation School Bell. Like me, most of the children had been uneasy upon arrival, not knowing where they were going or what they’d […]



Charlotte – Leveling the Playing Field

Maureen O’Boyle of WBTV, Charlotte, NC wrote: The picture wasn’t posed; it was just snapped in all the excitement of Operation School Bell 2012 at the Assistance League of Charlotte. It captures the happiness of a young girl, so overjoyed you can’t help but smile when you see her face. I was the lucky lady […]



Bakersfield – Thank You Poem

Thank you for helping one of my impoverished 2nd grade students.  I wrote a poem to try and convey just how much you helped her. Little cold feet are under the desk. Out of their shoes and looking a mess. Little red toes are curled up really tight. Hoping teacher won’t notice the sight. Little […]