Operation School Bell® Programs



Diablo Valley – Encourages Reading at Home

Member volunteers and students alike, “…Love to R.E.A.D!” In 2003, Assistance League of Diablo Valley launched the R.E.A.D. (Read, Enrich, Achieve, Discover) philanthropic program. After reading two books per visit during the months of October through May, member volunteers left the books in the classroom as donations, for a total of 14 new titles per […]


Kansas City – Still Helping, Always Caring

As businesses begin to reopen, a Northland nonprofit is still deciding when to open its store. Assistance League of Kansas City is mostly funded by The Resale Shop, a secondhand store in Gladstone. It’s had to close because of the pandemic, but the group is still helping people in need across the metro.  “Our mission […]


Visalia – Receives COVID-19 Funding through Sierra Grant Program

Bank of the Sierra announced Monday $33,500 was given to 13 nonprofits in the Central Valley during the first quarter. A Sierra Grant will support Assistance League of Visalia’s Operation School Bell® program. The organization provides clothing, backpacks with school supplies, hygiene kits, and books for home libraries to students. Operation School Bell is the […]



Los Altos – Distributes Groceries to SSD Families

Rebecca Mathenia, a paraeducator for Vargas Elementary School in Sunnyvale, hands out groceries provided by Assistance League of Los Altos. As a regular supporter of the Sunnyvale School District, Assistance League of Los Altos planned to fund science camp scholarships for district students this year. The coronavirus rendered the camp impossible, but students and their […]


Diablo Valley – Celebrates Legacies of Volunteerism and Literacy

Celebrate the Legacies of Volunteerism and Literacy. Many members of Assistance League of Diablo Valley are grandparents, so when one shared the following concern, a marvelous event emerged: Books for children cover almost every topic imaginable, so why isn’t there one about youngsters volunteering? Fellow children’s literature enthusiasts collectively created a story, actually a poem, […]


Victor Valley – Provides Food Assistance to AVUSD

Assistance League of Victor Valley partners with Apple Valley Unified School District in the purchase of much needed items and distributing to families of the students. To date 558 families have received assistance.