Dressing Children in Need
In 2017-2018, Operation School Bell dressed over 1,400 students!!!
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.
Elementary Students “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.
During the 2016-17 school year, we were able to expand our program to junior high children and 4 new schools. Each year we continue to add new schools and additional Target Shopping days for non-uniform schools. In 2017-2018 we held 7 Target shopping events for 845 children.
During the 2017-2018 school year, we served 1,432 school students at 32 schools for a cost of $116,000. The children all left with a huge backpack or bag of new clothes, wide grins and a renewed sense of confidence.
The slides show a few thank you notes from children.
Each child at a uniform school receives:
- two pairs of jeans, leggings or uniform pants
- a winter jacket or heavy sweater
- two tee shirts or uniform shirts
- six pairs of underwear
- six pairs of socks
- a gift card for a new pair of shoes
- 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!