Operation School Bell 2020-21 Program Begins January 2021

Due to COVID-19 this school year our Operation School Bell 2020-21 program runs January – March 2021. Our program provides new school clothes for income-qualified families with children attending Irvine Unified School District schools.

Details for the application process will be announced December 2020.

In your child’s school on-line newsletter 

On the Irvine Unified School District website 

Assistance League of Irvine website – Tab “How We Help” – “Operation School Bell”

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We value the health and well-being of our customers, members, and community.  Our goal is to reopen our Thrift Shop as soon as it is safe and prudent.  We are following California State guidelines for non-essential businesses. 

Thank you for your patience.


Assistance League of Irvine is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization with a rich history of philanthropic programs to meet the needs of our community.

Every year our volunteer base grows in strength and hours given, enabling us to provide greater benefits to the community in which we live and work.

Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell®

Assistance League of Irvine’s largest philanthropy is Operation School Bell, a free, confidential clothing service for children in need. Since the program began in June 1990, more than 13,700 students in the Irvine Unified School District have been served.

Young Masters™ Art Show

The Young Masters Art Show is held each May at the Irvine Civic Center in conjunction with Orange County’s Imagination Celebration (www.sparkoc.org) and the Irvine Unified School District. The works displayed are selected by the District’s classroom teachers and art specialists; one piece of artwork per classroom, grades K-6, is chosen at each school. The art is on exhibit in the Irvine City Hall lobby throughout the two-week celebration.

Scholarship Endowment

Assistance League of Irvine’s awards scholarships each year to deserving students at Irvine Valley College.

High School Scholarship Program

Provides scholarships for qualified Irvine Unified School District graduating seniors planning to attend Irvine Valley College.

Prep for Success

Provides scholarships based on financial need for SAT and/or ACT prep classes for students currently in their junior year attending an Irvine Unified high school.

Vision Care

Assistance League of Irvine established a Vision Care program in 2014 to underwrite the expense of new glasses for income-qualified students attending Irvine Unified School District campuses.

Assistance League Irvine Statistics


thousand returned to Irvine community


people served in Irvine community


thousand yearly hours volunteered in Irvine community

National Assistance League Statistics


million people served


million returned to communities


million volunteer hours donated


volunteers nationwide


chapters nationwide


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