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 2017-2018 year our chapter worked in partnership with Target to provide new clothing for 859 of these children.
Assistance League of East Valley also provides uniforms to twenty three elementary schools in Chandler, Mesa and Tempe. Approximately 8,031 children received two tops and two pairs of shorts/pants. School nurses at these schools also receive sweatshirts, shoes, socks, hygiene kits 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, Shumway and San Marcos Elementary in the Chandler Unified School District; Eisenhower, Guerrero, Holmes, Lehi, Lincoln, Longfellow, Lowell and Whitman Elementary in the Mesa Public School District; Aguilar, Arredondo, Carmanati, Curry, Frank, Holdeman, Nevitt, Scales, Thew and Wood Elementary in the Tempe Elementary School District.