Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

Operation School Bell®

Clothing Distributions provide new school clothing and/or necessities for students. For some students, this may be the first new coat or clothing they can call their own, bringing smiles to many faces.

The Elementary School Clothing Distribution is hosted on site. Middle School Store Shopping is held at local stores. Community Distribution is in colllaboration with local nonprofit agencies to help provide clothing and/or necessities for children through: Blast Off 2 School, The Children’s Center, and Alternatives for Girls.

Since 1995, 54,490 lives impacted from Distributions. This year 5,704 recipients benefited at 20 Distributions.

Assault Survivor Kits®

Provides personal kits for children and adult survivors of abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence whose clothing was destroyed by the perpetrator or retained by police for evidence. The Assault Survivor Kits include a new top, pants, underwear, socks/flip-flops, sports bra, bar of soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, shampoo, and a stuffed animal for children. Assistance League’s members purchase items, assemble, and deliver the kits to trauma centers.

Since 1994, 20,304 survivors benefited. This year 1,318 survivors received kits at 42 trauma centers.

Nourishing Neighbors

Our chapter collaborates with Neighborhood House Food Pantry to provide nutritious food and help solve food insecurity for children and families. Since 2010, 37,347 people assisted. This year 5,173 children and adults received food and 1,400+ Meal Kits (recipe with ingredients) provided. We provided additional support in response to the increased need due to COVID-19.

Wee Help

Provides Layette kits and Safe Sleep Packages to mothers for their newborns.

Layette Kit contains a new receiving blanket, clothing, diapers, bottle, pacifier, bib, washcloth, baby book and knitted hat.  Safe Sleep Package contains a portable crib/bassinet, sheet and wearable blanket.

Since 1994, 11,443 newborns benefited. This year 1,112 babies received: 961 kits and/or 151 Safe Sleep Packages (Portable Crib/Bassinet, Sheet, and Wearable Blanket) at 24 hospitals/maternal programs.

One-2-One Tutoring

One-2-One Tutoring: Volunteers provide weekly tutoring and classroom assistance for elementary students to help improve reading, other academic skills, and self-esteem. Since 1995, 16,285 children impacted. This year 694 students benefited: 120 students received tutoring/classroom assistance, and 574 books provided to students.This program helps children discover the love of reading and for some, the first book they can call their own. To read the article click HERE.

Community Connection

Community Connection:

-Community Kitchen Project: Provides meals/good/services for seniors and families on a one time or short-term basis.
Through our Annual Fund we provided kitchen necessities, mattresses and dining tables to 100 families transitioning from shelters to private housing.

Since 2009, 2,637 people were serviced.  This year 518 people received food/services: Seniors, and in addition, First Responders/Frontline Workers during COVID-19.

Pass It Forward

Pass it Forward: ReSale Connection donates clothing and items to local nonprofit agencies that distribute to those in need at no charge.  Since 2007, 72,075 children and adults benefited. This year 6,260 people received good

College Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to students entering or returning to a local community college to help with tuition, books or other educational related expenses.  In FY 2019-20, we provided support to 20 students in two colleges for students struggling with difficult life circumstances.

Link to Creative Teaching

Link to Creative Teaching: Provides educational enrichment project opportunities, not funded by districts, to teachers for students with the aim of expanding their knowledge in Reading, Math, Science, Technology, Arts, and Behavioral Modification.

Since 2002, 53,690 students benefited. This year 500 students were impacted by 15 projects.