Serving Children in Need
Throughout North Orange County Public Schools

Operation School Bells Continues During COVID!!!

Children who go to school without adequate clothing often suffer low self-esteem.  Students are identified by North Orange County public school personnel.  Many schools send the children on a school bus.  In 2020 our Operation School Bell program was expanded to include clothing, books, food, health items and school supplies for children in the cities of Fullerton, Brea, Buena Park, La Habra, Placentia, and Yorba Linda.

For the current 2021-2022 school year, 1,487 North Orange County school children had been reached by mid-year.  McKinney-Vento eligible homeless youth from two additional area high schools will be added in the coming months.  Thanks to the community’s generosity during our annual Sock It To ‘Em campaign, we plan to continue increasing our Operation School Bell outreach as the year continues.

During the 2020-2021 school year we served children at 39 schools in very creative ways at a cost of $104,524.  We delivered 1,520 white board kits to the 7 schools that requested them.  With closure of our Thrift Shop and the Operation School Bell office, we accepted orders and our volunteers delivered backpacks with clothing and school supplies to 77 children.  When schools resumed and our Thrift Shop re-opened, we served another 644 children at 17 Target events as we complied with the limited number of attendees due to social distancing rules for the stores in our community.

During the 2019-2020 school year, we served 1,583 school students at 43 schools for a cost of $187,576.  The children all left with a huge backpack or bag of new clothes, wide grins and a renewed sense of confidence.

OSB Target Shopping Event
OSB Target Shopping Event

Students from uniform schools “go shopping” for brand NEW clothing in our attractive facilities and are outfitted from head to toe with the assistance of one of our caring member volunteers.  Over 30 Non-uniform schools from elementary to high school will go shopping at Target during the 2021-2022 school year.

Thanks to the support of our Thrift Shop, the community’s generosity, and our grantors, we were able to expand our Operation School Bell program to junior high children and 4 new schools in 2017. In 2019-2020 this program was extended to high school students.  We continue to coordinate with our area schools as we look for new opportunities to transform the lives of the children and adults in our community.

The slides include thank you notes from children showing the impact on the children and their families.

Each child at a uniform school receives:

  • two pairs of jeans, leggings or uniform pants
  • a winter jacket or heavy sweater
  • four uniform shirts
  • nine pairs of underwear
  • nine pairs of socks
  • two books of their choice
  • a backpack

Our Members Love to Volunteer for Operation School Bell!

They love to help the children “shop”, but also purchase the clothing,track inventory, and restock the shelves for the children!

Members assist children at Target
Thank you OSB - Placentia Yorba Linda School District
Stocked and Ready for our OSB Clients

Become a Part of this Special Program

  • Monetary donations are always appreciated!
  • Donate to our Sock It To ‘Em campaign which benefits Operation School Bell exclusively.

Contact Us

osb@alfullerton.org
(714) 526-5124, Please leave a message and we will respond!