OPERATION SCHOOL BELL
During the 2019-2020 school year in partnership with JC Penney West, USD 259 students were outfitted with school-appropriate clothing. School years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 featured a different model due to COVID-19 precautions. Assistance League of Wichita has established an additional partnership with McKinney Vento Services at the USD 259 administration building. Students who are homeless or during economic hardships receive special services through this program. The McKinney Vento team distributes school clothing, purchased by ALW at JCPenney West as well as hygiene kits, funded by several ALW donors, ensuring that these youth have basic needs met to continue in school.