We feel that after thirty eight years of clothing children, we have learned how to make the Operation School Bell® program a success. In 1978, we clothed 70 children; in 2018-19, we clothed over 2,100 children! Our long term goal is to continually increase our outreach to those students in need. To this end, we remain committed to a fiscally sound policy of purchasing clothes that are both peer appropriate and of sound value.
Over the years we have discovered that quality clothing trumps quantity; the clothing offered the children must be the same type clothing they would find in a branded shopping experience and the clothing must be easy care and durable. Our purchasing experiences have been refined and we are consistent with regard to quality control. A product purchased that does not meet our high standards is returned.
Maintaining the dignity of our students is a primary goal of Operation School Bell.