Operation School Bell

Operation School Bell® is the national philanthropy of ALSC. The program provides new common dress clothes for children in need in public schools. In addition OSB provides enrichment for children through literacy development programs, school supplies, early childhood intervention, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) programs. Achievements during the 2018-2019 school year included; 1085 students were outfitted, new books worth $1,000 were purchased for a local school library, 6 children were sponsored to a local STEAM summer camp, 800 books were given to a local community clinic, poetry writing and choral music instruction was given to over 600 children, and 96 backpacks were provided to kindergarten students.

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Booster Bags

Booster Bags boosts the spirits of women and children in crisis by providing backpacks/bags containing toiletries and clothing. Additionally gift certificates to our Assistance League Thrift Shop as well as bus tickets are provided. During the year ended May 31, 2019, this program distributed 365 backpacks/bags and 680 bus tickets to the following local shelters: YWCA Women’s Emergency Shelter and The Living Room. Also, 113 thrift shop gift certificates were redeemed.

Sights and Sounds

Sights and Sounds provides free screening to preschool children in Sonoma County to detect vision and hearing problems.  Our trained volunteers screened 1,131 children attending 38 preschools.


Safe Haven

Safe Haven serves women in recovery from addiction at the Women’s Recovery Services. For the year ended May 31, 2019, about 57 gift bags containing personal items were provided to the women and children.

Bright Beginnings

Bright Beginnings is a program that supports teen parents facilitated thru the “Teen Parent Connections Program” of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services.  Teen parents are provided within an established budget, clothing, layettes, books and essential baby supplies.  A clothing closet named “Wee Wardrobes” is located at the County Health Services building for access by case managers and their teen clients.  The program also includes a scholarship component for qualifying teens to further their education with college scholarship support. A holiday gift support program of Target gift cards were provided to 76 teen moms enrolled in the Bright Beginnings Program. Also 4 additional teen moms qualified for scholarship support and each received $500 for college tuition and books.


Education & Scholarship – provides financial assistance to eligible teen mothers attending Santa Rosa Junior College. During the year ended May 31, 2019 six scholarships were awarded for a total of $6,000. In addition, at a total cost of $2,991 three laptops fully equipped with Microsoft software were given out.

These are but a few of the small miracles we
help make happen throughout any given year.