Operation School Bell®
USD 259 school students pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade are identified by school staff such as the nurse or social worker as a family with needs. They receive an invitation to a specific appointment to shop at a local retailer for their back to school needs. They also receive a vouch for shoes from Payless Shoe Source. So each identified child receives school clothes including socks and underwear to fit their personal needs. Each family selects items that meet their individual school dress code policies. They all leave with a huge bag of new clothes, wide grins and a renewed sense of confidence.