Operation School Bell

The Operation School Bell® philanthropy program is Assistance League’s signature program.  Individual chapters research specific needs in their local communities; then develop, fund and implement programs that support children in need. Since 1980, Assistance League of Capistrano Valley’s Operation School Bell® program has provided over 1000s in need students with new school clothing.  Annually, this program provides $80-100K in clothing for 600-1000 children.

The Assistance League of Capistrano Valley’s OSB program helps children succeed in school by providing new back to school clothes. We work with liaisons at 24 middle schools in the Capistrano Valley Unified School District to identify families in need.  Members participate in the Operation School Bell events by volunteering at a local retail store where children and their parents shop for back to school clothes.

Fall 2023 Event for Elementary & Middle School Students

The Assistance League of Capistrano Valley is proud to again offer our philanthropic program, Operation School Bell, for students in need of clothing.

  • Providing clothing at the San Clemente Walmart.
  • This event will be held on October 3-5 and October 10-12, 2023.

The information and forms that you need are listed below and are available for download by the clicking on each form.  Where applicable, save your completed forms to your computer, and follow the guidelines you were provided for submitting them to our Operation School Bell Chairperson.

2023 Letter to Parent – English

2023 Letter to Parent – Spanish

2023 Student Participation Form – English

2023 Student Participation Form – Spanish

School Liaison Form – Student List

Did You Know?


of CUSD children live in low income households

Source: ed-data.org


of Orange Country children are living in poverty

Source: first5oc.org