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, 48,786 local students have benefited from the Clothing Distributions with the aim of improving self-esteem and school attendance. In FY 2018-19, 6,135 students were recipients at 15 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, 18,986 kits delivered. In FY 2018-19, 1,287 kits were delivered to 39 hospitals and trauma centers, hoping to assure them that someone cares.

Nourishing Neighbors

Nourishing Neighbors provides nutritious meals for children & families. Since 2010, 32,174 people received nutritious food with the aim of improving nutrition, concentration, and learning. In FY 2018-19, 2,682 children and adults (1,032 families) received food.

Wee Help

Provides kits/necessities to mothers for their newborns. Kit contains new receiving blanket, bottle, pacifier, bib, washcloth, diapers, sleepers, undershirts, baby book, knitted hat. Since 1994, 10,331 newborns benefited. In FY 2018-19, 1,008 babies received: 920 kits at 24 hospitals/maternal programs & 88 portable cribs to keep babies safe in their own bed.

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 1996, 15,591 children impacted. In FY 2018-19, 2,547 students benefited: 215 with tutoring/assistance, 2,547 with books, & 648 students celebrated ‘March is Reading Month’ at a special event. 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: Since 2009, 2,119 people received meals or services on a one-time/short term basis.

-Community Kitchen Project: Our chapter helps Rochester Community House serve meals to seniors & families, along with groceries to take home. Delivery of homebound meals as needed. In FY 2018-19, 348 people received meals.

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, 65,815 children & adults benefited. In FY 2018-19, 6,025 people received goods.

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 2018-19, provided support to 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, 53,190 students have benefited. In FY 2017-18, 1,403 students were impacted by 12 projects implemented by their teachers.