Students in grades K – 8 who are in need of appropriate new school clothing are referred by their school personnel to Operation School Bell located at the Assistance League of Chaves County chapter house at 2601 Aspen in Roswell, NM. When students arrive for their appointments members help them select new clothing, including tops, pants, a jacket, a hygiene kit, a shoe voucher, socks and underwear, and at least one new book. Their smiles as they leave are as big as the bags they are carrying!
Excess clothing and items are donated periodically from the Assistance League of Chaves County Thrift Shop to other nonprofit organizations who issue it free of cost to people in need, such as the Roswell Refuge for Battered Adults, JIREH, Lincoln County Christian Services, and The Starting Line.
Coordinated by our Las Lianas Committee, this program honors senior girls selected by their high school personnel according to established criteria. The recipients are recognized in the local newspaper and introduced at an evening Las Lianas Committee meeting where they receive a certificate, a silver bell charm, and a tour of Operation School Bell facilities.
thousand dollars returned to the Chaves County community
thousand people served in the Chaves County community
thousand hours volunteered
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