Dressing Students in Need
Operation School Bell
Imagine being a student without the clothes to dress appropriately for an ordinary school day. Every year thousands of students in need, from kindergarten through 12th grade, may not attend school because they simply do not have adequate clothing. Now, imagine what a gift it would be to shop for new clothing: pants, belts, shirts, underwear, socks, shoes and a hooded sweatshirt or jacket. They are also provided with a hygiene kit, school supplies and can choose an age appropriate book for their enjoyment. When these students are referred to Operation School Bell by the Clark County School District, they are transported to our facility where they are partnered with a volunteer to select their new clothing and other essentials. While we are happy to know this new clothing increases their incentive for regular school attendance, higher academic performance and enhanced self-esteem, our true reward comes from the big smile such a small gesture brings to every student’s face.
Operation School Bell opened its doors on September 26, 1978. Since opening day through the end of the 2021-2022 school year Assistance League of Las Vegas has clothed 169,000 students. For additional information, please contact your child’s CCSD school.