Frequently Asked Questions

Assistance League® of Las Vegas – Operation School Bell® Program

How can I sign my child up for Operation School Bell (OSB) Services?

All requests for OSB Services are made through Clark County School District schools.  Parents or guardians may contact their child’s school counselor or administrator to let them know of their need.

Who is eligible to receive OSB Services?

Students attending a Clark County School District school in grades pre-K through 8th grade may qualify to attend their school’s field trip with a referral from their school’s counselor or administrator.

What if the school counselor is not familiar with OSB?

School counselors requiring information about OSB field trips may contact Kristy at Title 1 HOPE,  (702) 799-3850.

How often may a student receive OSB Services?

Qualifying students may receive OSB Services one time per school year.

When is OSB open?

OSB, which starts at the beginning of the school year in August, is open through April, and follows the CCSD holiday schedule.  It is closed over the summer.

Is OSB part of the Clark County School District?

No.  OSB is the largest philanthropic program of Assistance League of Las Vegas, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization.  OSB is funded by corporate and private donations, as well as support from our Assistance League Thrift Shop.

Dressing Students in Need
in Clark County Schools (pre-K-8)

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, pre-K through 8th 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, shirts, underwear, socks, shoes, and a hooded sweatshirt or jacket. Students are also provided with a hygiene kit and school supplies, and they can choose an age-appropriate book to keep and enjoy.

Students from the Clark County School District (CCSD) are referred to Operation School Bell by their individual CCSD school’s counselors or administration. They are transported to our Chapter Facility “store” where they are partnered with a volunteer to shop for their new clothing and other essentials.

While we are happy to know this new clothing increases student incentive for regular school attendance, higher academic performance, and enhanced self-esteem, our true reward comes from their big smiles when they see their new clothing!

Assistance League of Las Vegas’s Operation School Bell program opened its doors on September 26, 1978.  From that opening day, through the 2022-2023 school year, Operation School Bell has clothed over 172,347 students in Clark County.

If you are interested in donating to this program please visit our Donate page.

For additional information about Operation School Bell services, please contact the student’s CCSD school counselor.

Each Student Receives:

  • two pairs of pants
  • six shirts
  • a hooded sweatshirt or jacket
  • shoes
  • six pairs of socks
  • six pair of underwear for boys
  • ten pair of underwear and two sports bras for girls
  • an academic book
  • a hygiene kit (tooth brushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, comb, deodorant, body lotion)
  • a wool hat and a blanket
  • a backpack
  • school supplies

In 2022-2023, 6,744 students were referred to Assistance League of Las Vegas by the Clark County School District and clothed by Operation School Bell.

These numbers reflect school and agency closures due to COVID-19.