In 2015-2016, Operation School Bell clothed 2,524 students
This year, Operation School Bell provided brand new, school-appropriate clothing and shoes to 2,524 economically disadvantaged students in the school districts of Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach City, Huntington Beach Union High School, Ocean View, and Westminster.
This program began in our Huntington Beach chapter in 1975 and each year we see the numbers continue to increase. Working with Target of Huntington Beach 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 choose their own new school clothes and supplies. Each student is also given a Payless Shoes gift card to purchase a new pair of shoes. We are clothing about 200 students each night we are at Target. We hope all students needing our services experience the joy of new clothes and shoes each school year.