Clothing & Basic Needs

Operation School Bell® Clothes for Kids and Start Smart

Operation School Bell Clothes for Kids partners with selected Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools to provide new uniforms to economically disadvantaged children. The goal of the program is to help the children feel better about themselves and be more comfortable attending school.

Food for kids

Operation School Bell® Food for Kids

To address the needs of hungry kids in North Minneapolis, Assistance League established Food for Kids in early 2012. Every Thursday, members meet at our warehouse to pack nutritious food into eco-friendly tote bags, which are then delivered to two North Minneapolis schools.


Operation School Bell® Literacy+ and Our School Reads

Literacy+ supplies tutors for children to help them read at grade level. Studies show that students who are strong readers have a significantly greater chance for academic success. This program also provides books for children’s home libraries and reference materials for school libraries.

Teacher's Grants

Operation School Bell® Links to Learning

 Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul offers grants to teachers in the Minneapolis School District, the Richfield School District and St. Paul Public Schools. Each year this program enriches the classroom setting through this unique grant opportunity.

Student Recognition

Operation School Bell® Academic All Stars

Operation School Bell Academic All Stars recognizes students who are chosen by their teachers for achievements in academics, behavior, attendance and other important areas. It’s widely known that children are more likely to repeat behaviors that earn positive reinforcement.

Assault Survivor Kits®

Assistance League Assault Survivor Kits®

Sexual assault survivors are often discharged from emergency rooms with only a hospital gown to wear because their clothes are needed as evidence. Assistance League seeks to ease some of the immediate stress and emotional pain by providing Sexual Assault Survivor Kits.