Operation School Bell®

Operation School Bell provides new clothing, health supplies, books, and other essential items to local K-12 students in need, along with uniforms to Kansas City Public Schools and Charter Schools.

4,557 K-12 students were served through Operation School Bell during the 2021-2022 school year, including:

  • Elementary – 2,448
  • Middle School – 608
  • High School – 127
  • Extended Calendar – 168
  • Uniforms – 1,206

More than 52,000 students have been clothed over the 29-year history of Operation School Bell in our local community

A teacher comment: “…this program has been helpful in boosting student confidence by decreasing the social issues related to wearing the right clothes.

Student comments: “…”it felt really cool and special” and “Thank you for the clothes. The clothes fit on very well and I really like the red jacket I got.

A counselor comment:  “Operation School Bell provides a positive relational experience as well as a resource of new clothing which are factors that build resilience for students at risk.”

Parent comment:   “Attending Operation School Bell not only helps relieve some of the financial burden for our entire family, it gives my 7-year-old daughter a sense of independence to be allowed to choose what she likes to wear.”

Operation School Bell Video