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


Only children of families enrolled in the Irvine Unified School District may apply for our Irvine program

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

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
  • 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.  In 2019-2020 we served 650 PreK-12 Grade children and our members volunteered over 1400 hours.

Assistance League Irvine’s largest philanthropy is Operation School Bell (OSB). This program is a free, confidential clothing service for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade children in need.  Assistance League Irvine works closely with the Irvine Unified School District  to identify children who would benefit from our services. We also service emergency requests from Families Forward and Human Options.

Participating children love having new clothing for school which can promote pride and confidence.  It is our Assistance League Irvine’s goal to assist students in having success in school. 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.

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

Operation School Bell Testimonial

ALI Hygiene Kit Assemby by Assisteens
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