Bend – Provides New Clothing to over 2,000 Students

Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend, Oregon, provided new clothing to over 2,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12. This back-to-school clothing campaign took place during 11 shopping days at two Walmart stores  in September and October. A make-up day is planned for mid-November. The high school and middle school students shopped for new clothes using $125 vouchers and the elementary students will shop for new clothes using $100 vouchers. The voucher amount was increased by 25% from last year. The vouchers are distributed to students in need by the Family Access Network advocates at each school.