An Overview of All Our Philanthropic Programs
Operation School Bell® distributed new clothes and shoes to 2,533 pre-kindergarten through high school students in Salem-Keizer schools and the Chemawa Indian School. All clothing requests are initiated by school counselors.
“I don’t get new clothes very often and when I do I feel awesome!”
SERVING THOSE IN NEED
About 60% of Salem-Keizer District students live at or below the poverty level, which is $25,750 annually for a family of four. In addition there are approximately 800 homeless students. Nearly 60% of students receive free or reduced lunches.
(2019 Census Bureau and Oregon Center for Public Policy)
In partnership with Salem Public Library 650 students participated in reading and literacy programs.
“I know you all do this because you care about kids and that means so much to us as educators.”
AUXILIARY OPERATION BACKPACK
2,750 students received backpacks and school supplies in 64 schools throughout the school year.
Requests for school supplies are initiated by school counselors.
In conjunction with the Salem Public Library, 55 homebound adult patrons received deliveries of library materials. Contact Salem Public Library for information on receiving this service.
“It was so nice of you to remember my birthday and a special thank you for the books you bring every month. I feel really rich when I have books to read.”
AUXILIARY INDEPENDENT LIVING
9 young adults leaving foster care to live on their own received mentoring, transition assistance and their own housekeeping items.
All Financial and numbers-served figures come from 2020 IRS 990. Assistance League of Salem-Keizer’s fiscal reporting year is June 1 through May 31.