Operation School Bell®

Operation School Bell provides new clothing for children in need in elementary/middle schools in our area. Children are referred by teachers, nurses or counselors and brought to our special facility for their “shopping experience”, with the help of volunteers.

The children each receive a book bag, three outfits, socks, underwear and shoes. They also receive a hygiene kit, school supplies and books. The goal of this program is to strengthen self-confidence and inspire scholastic achievement in children who are economically disadvantaged.

Our Operation School Bell Building


“ALBY” the Assistance League Bears of Yuma is given to trauma victims, primarily children, by Rural Metro, City of Yuma Police and Fire Departments, and the Yuma County Sheriff’s Department. Established in 1989, more than 400 bears are distributed each year.

Assault Survivor Kits

Assault Survivor Kits are provided as a support to victims of assault and abuse. Clients are provided with clothing as necessary as well as toiletries, household supplies to set up a new home, other items as needed. The program is operated through Safe House, a residential victim center.

Arizona Western College Scholarships

This program was initiated in 2005. Two $2500 scholarships are awarded to vocational/technical students attending AWC, either first or second year students. Applications are available in January (at AWC, all local high schools, Assistance League Thrift Shop) and must be turned in to the Thrift Shop by early April.

Scholarship Application Link