Operation School Bell® is the signature philanthropic program of all Assistance League chapters. At the beginning of each school year our chapter provides new school clothing, shoes and hygiene kits to kindergarten through sixth grade students in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe and Kyrene school districts. These services are available to students who have been identified by their schools as children in need. A goal of this program is to enhance self-esteem and encourage regular attendance. During the 2016-2017 year our chapter worked in partnership with Target to provide new clothing for 880 of these children.
Assistance League of East Valley also provides uniforms to twenty three elementary schools in Chandler, Mesa and Tempe. Approximately 5,430 children receive two tops and two pairs of shorts/pants. School nurses at these schools also receive sweatshirts, shoe cards, socks and underwear to distribute to students as needed.
Our chapter currently is working with the following schools and school district
Schools shopping at Target:
Gilbert Public School District; Kyrene School District; Tempe Elementary School District; Adams, Guerro, Lindbergh, Redbird, Lehi, and Webster in Mesa Public School District; and Erie in Chandler Unified School District.
Frye, Galveston, Hartford, Knox and San Marcos in the Chandler Unified School District; Eisenhower, Holmes, Lincoln, Longfellow and Lowell in the Mesa Public School District; Aguilar, Frank, Nevitt, Scales, Thew and Wood in the Tempe Elementary School District.