In 2020-2021 Operation School Bell clothed 270 students*
During the 2020-2021 school year, Operation School Bell provided brand new, school-appropriate clothing and shoes to 270 economically disadvantaged students in the school districts of Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach City, Huntington Beach Union High School, Ocean View, and Westminster. The budget was $35,558.
*Due to the pandemic and Covid-19 restrictions, we were unable to serve our usual number of students during this year.
This program began in our Huntington Beach chapter in 1975. Each year we see the numbers continue to increase. Working with Target stores of Huntington Beach and Westminster allows us to expand our ability to offer a full selection of sizes and styles. We can accommodate working parents in the evening and children don’t have to leave school. The families meet us at Target on specified nights with their voucher from the school and students have the opportunity choose their own new school clothes, shoes and hygiene supplies. We know that experiencing the joy of new school clothes and shoes not only boosts their self-esteem, but also improves their chances of scholastic success.