Dressing Children in Need (K-8)
Operation School Bell
Imagine being a child without the clothes to dress appropriately for an ordinary school day. Every year thousands of children in need, from kindergarten 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. They are also provided with a hygiene kit and choose an age appropriate book for their enjoyment. When these children 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 child’s face.
In 2016-2017, 7,917 children were referred to Assistance League of Las Vegas by the Clark County School District and clothed at Operation School Bell. Since Operation School Bell started with the 1977-1978 year we have clothed 136,904 local children.