Operation School Bell®

Building Confidence

Operation School Bell is the Assistance League of Santa Ana’s signature program. We have been providing new school uniforms to underserved children in the Santa Ana Unified School District for over 45 years. We work directly with the schools, school nurses, teachers, and counselors to identify children in need.

Students are given the confidence they need to live up to their potential. No student should fail to attend school or perform in school for lack of adequate clothing.


Through Operation School Bell, the focus is on attending school regularly and becoming a fully engaged learner in a safe and supportive environment.

Each Student Receives:

  • 2 Complete Uniforms
  • Jacket
  • 3 Pairs of Socks and Underwear
  • 1 Pair of Shoes
  • Backpack
  • Hygiene Kit (contains personal care items)
  • 1 New Grade Appropriate Book



Children Clothed Last Year


Total Children Clothed


To Clothe a Child

Teachers Value The Results!

“We appreciate the assistance, and our students walk a bit faster and smile a whole lot more.”

Teacher, Madison Elementary School

“Having the uniform enables the students to feel connected to school. They feel more scholarly and proud to be here. It puts children from low income homes on a more level playing field. They’re able to blend in with the rest of the students.”

Santa Ana School Teacher

People like you help us clothe over 3,000 students each year!