Self-esteem is the first step to success in school and in life.  Operation School Bell levels the playing field for in-need school kids by providing them with brand new school clothes, just like everybody else.

In 2022 – 2023, Operation School Bell helped improve the self-esteem of 4,574 students.

What we do…

Since 1965 we have had the privilege of providing school clothes to over 100,000 children and teens, one child at a time.  Due to the impact of COVID-19 all preschool, elementary, and middle school students receive personalized bags of new clothing  Currently we have long-standing agreements with 15 school districts throughout Snohomish County.

Each Child Receives:

  • Three pairs of jeans, pants or leggings
  • One  jacket
  • One sweatshirt
  • Three shirts
  • Six pairs of underwear
  • Six pairs of socks
  • One personal hygiene care kit
  • One pair of shoes
  • One book of their choice

Teen Retail Program

In partnership with local Fred Meyer stores, qualified high school students are provided with vouchers to shop for appropriate school attire. Students may choose clothing and shoes up to $150 in total cost. During the 2022 – 2023 year we provided this shopping experience for 854 teens for a total benefit of over $107,000.

2022 -2023 Operation School Bell Statistics

3,720 students, primarily in preschool, elementary and middle school, received prepackaged bags of new clothing for their gender, size and color preferences, or came to our building for a personalized shopping experience. These students received clothing with a total benefit of over $401,000.