Our Philanthropic Programs

The Assistance League of Capistrano Valley funds the following philanthropic programs.  We invite you to learn more about each of our philanthropic programs that serve children in the Capistrano Valley Unified School District and Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base.

Operation School Bell®

The Operation School Bell® philanthropy provides school clothing to elementary and middle school students in the Capistrano Unified School District. Since 1980, Operation School Bell® has provided over 41,513 students with new school clothing which has been shown to raise self-esteem and improve school attendance.  Learn More
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Chapters for Children/Camp Pendleton

This philanthropy provides clothing to students, infants, and toddlers of military families serving at Camp Pendleton. Since 2005, Chapters for Children has provided over 23,337 infants, toddlers and school-aged children from military families with new clothing and supplies.  Learn More

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Links to Learning

The Links to Learning philanthropy provides grants to middle school teachers and staff in the Capistrano Unified School District.  Since 2000, over 83,751 middle school students have benefited from numerous grants totaling over $570,000.  Learn More

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Scholarships for Military Families

This philanthropy provides scholarships for graduating high school seniors of military families.  Since 2009, over 52 deserving high school seniors, dependents of military families in the Capistrano Unified and Oceanside School Districts have received $67,000 in college or trade school scholarships.

The application deadline for this year is April 22, 2022.  Application

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Our chapter sponsors the I.N.S.P.I.R.E. (Independence for Needy Single Parents Instilled via Responsible Education) scholarships for Saddleback CalWORKs students.  Our goal is to provide a helping hand to these parents, change their lives, and provide good role models for their children. Since 2014, twenty recipients have been granted $71,280 in scholarships.  Learn More

Hands-on Literacy Program

This philanthropy provides reading assistance to children with learning disabilities in the Capistrano Unified School District. Since 1991, Assistance League member volunteers have read to over 2,000 special needs children and has donated over 3,500 books.

Waste Not

This philanthropy involves the distribution of unusable items donated/purchased for the Bargain Box, Operation School Bell or any other program to other 501(c)(3) organizations.
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These are but a few of the small miracles we help make happen throughout any given year.