Operation School Bell®

Building Confidence

Cute kids at Operation School Bell shopping event showing off their books and clothing

Operation School Bell provides brand new clothing and shoes to disadvantaged K-12th graders throughout Canyon County.  The program provides far more than just a new wardrobe.  It allows students to fit in better with their peers and empowers them to reach their potential.

For some children, this will be the first time they have had a new pair of shoes, a warm coat, or a toothbrush of their very own.  New clothing has the potential to boost self-esteem, encourage school attendance, and improve academic performance.

Please contact the counselor of the school your student attends and they can determine your eligibility for the program.

2022-23 Program Review


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Making A Difference

Operation School Bell shopping events are held at a local retail store throughout the year as funding allows.  Students, identified by school personnel as those most in need, are given a personal care kit and a budget to shop for clothing and shoes.

Canyon County Branch members are present at all shopping events.  These volunteers check students in and out, encourage them to try on clothing and shoes, and ensure the entire voucher is spent on school appropriate clothes, shoes and necessities.

Member helping a child at an Operation School Bell event
Boy having his foot sized at an Operation School Bell event
Girl shoe shopping at Canyon County Branch's first Operation School Bell event.
Members with child at Operation School Bell event
Boy showing off his new shirt at Operation School Bell event.
Student checking in at an Operation School Bell event
Teen showing a t-shirt she's selected that says "Always Dream"
Girl showing off her new sweatshirt

Better Together

Canyon County Branch of Assistance League of Boise would like to thank the following grantors and local businesses for their support of Operation School Bell!

Bews Foundation logo
The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation logo
Nagel Foundation logo
The Whittenberger Foundation logo

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Contact Us

(208) 377-4327