Celebrating 28 Years of Service in San Luis Obispo County

Assistance League® of San Luis Obispo County is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is transforming students’ lives and strengthening our communities through its philanthropic program, Operation School Bell®.

Our chapter has an unyielding advocacy to make a difference in the educational experience of the students we serve.  The most positive and productive thing that can be done for them and our community is to provide them with a quality educational experience which includes academic and social success.


4+ Million

Returned to Local Community


Students Clothed

National Strength – Local Focus

Assistance League® of San Luis Obispo County was incorporated in 1991 and chartered as the 95th Chapter of National Assistance League in 1996. Operation School Bell® was adopted in 1995 as its philanthropic program. Operation School Bell provides a most basic need – clothing. Since 1995 more than 36,000 students from low-income families have been provided with school-appropriate clothing throughout San Luis Obispo County.

We are an all-volunteer organization with over 110 member volunteers and no paid staff. We have been able to successfully administer, staff and fund our program for 28 years. In 1995, our first year of Operation School Bell, we clothed 100 children. Each successive year, through budgeting and working with purpose and determination, we have clothed more and more students through our primary philanthropic program, Operation School Bell. In addition to new clothing, we have added sub-programs that provide the students with dental hygiene kits, new grade-appropriate books, and tote bags filled with grade-appropriate school supplies.

In April 2015, the Chapter opened its Thrift Store at 667 A Marsh Street in San Luis Obispo. It is staffed entirely by our member volunteers. The Thrift Store is a key source of funding to support our Chapter and its philanthropic programs. The additional revenue has allowed us to continue to serve more students in need in our County and to increase the amount spent on each student.



– SINCE 1996 –