Operation School Bell – dressing children in need Pre-K to 12th grade

APPLICATION FOR OPERATION SCHOOL BELL IS CLOSED FOR 2021

Last Shopping date is Friday, November 12, 2021

We are happy we could clothe 550 IUSD students from 260 families this Fall 2021.

We look forward to servicing IUSD students from income-qualified families next Fall 2022.

We hope to see you at our Thrift Store – it’s a great place to shop!

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Only children of families enrolled in the Irvine Unified School District  will be approved for our Irvine program (school enrollment is verified)

Your Family Income must be within this chart for Household Size to participate in Operation School Bell

This CONFIDENTIAL APPLICATION provides information for ONLY Assistance League of Irvine

No names, family information, addresses, or phone #s are provided to government organizations

Household Size
Extremely-Low 
Low 
Moderate 
1
$28,250
$47,100
$56,520
2
$32,300
$53,800
$64,560
3
$36,350
$60,550
$72,660
4
$40,350
$67,250
$80,700
5
$43,600
$72,650
$87,180
6
$46,850
$78,050
$93,660
7
$50,050
$83,400
$100,800
8
$53,300
$88,800
$106,560

Income documents are required prior to approval of your Operation School Bell Application

If employed, applicant must provide 3 MOST RECENT PAY STUBS for each wage earner 18 years or older living in the household.

 If unemployed, applicant must provide one of the following documents for each wage earner 18 years of age or older.

  • W-2s for each wage earner IN THE HOUSEHOLD
  • UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE documents
  • SUPPORT CHECK documentation
  • PARENT(S)    SSI / SSA / EDD
  • MOST RECENT INCOME TAX RETURN for each wage earner with Signatures – Page 1 & 2 only

 Your School Liaison will contact you within 10 days after submittal of your application to obtain required income documents.  You will sign a printed copy of your application, with income and school enrollment verification, at your Meet & Greet appointment.

Our Operation School Bell philanthropic program began in Irvine in 1990.

No one wants to wear their poverty

For some children, this will be the first time they have ever had a new shirt, a warm sweatshirt of their own, or a backpack filled with school supplies. For the first time, they truly feel like they fit in with all the other kids.

We provide new school clothes to kids in need

For some children, this will be the first time they have ever had a new shirt, a warm sweatshirt of their own, or a backpack filled with school supplies. For the first time, they truly feel like they fit in with all the other kids.

Kids are given the confidence they need to succeed

New clothing has the power to elevate self-esteem, encourage school attendance, and improve academic performance. We are providing far more than just a new wardrobe—we are empowering young students to reach their full potential for children PreK – 12th grade in the Irvine Unified School District. We also service emergency requests from Families Forward and Human Options.

Funding for Operation School Bell comes from our Thrift & Gift Shop, grants, and cash donations.

Each school age child receives:

  • school clothing purchased at our partner Target – Crossroads
  • a hygiene kit containing personal care items – created by Assisteens® of Irvine, our auxiliary
  • basic school supplies
  • backpack if requested

In winter 2021 we served 650 PreK-12 Grade children and our members volunteered over 1400 hours.

Operation School Bell Testimonial

ALI Hygiene Kit Assemby by Assisteens
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and restock the shelves every day!

Become a Part of this Special Program

  • Monetary donations are always appreciated!
  • Contact us if you or your group would like to participate and/or donate items.

For more information contact our Operation School Bell Chair