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Operation School Bell 2020-21 Application
Operation School Bell began in Irvine in 1990. In 2019-2020 we served 650 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 – North
- a hygiene kit containing personal care items – created by Assisteens® of Irvine, our auxiliary
- a backpack with basic school supplies
2020-2021 PARTICIPATION Grades: Pre-Kindergarten – 12th
Our Operation School Bell program runs August through October. To participate in Operation School Bell complete the on-line Application or request an application be mailed to you. Applications may also be obtained through each IUSD school office.