Mission: The organization provides new school clothing to needy school children in the bakersfield area. Over 3,390 children benefited by school referrals. The organization also has several other philanthropic programs as listed in part iii.
Programs: Operation school bell - the organization provides new school clothing to elementary school students in need in local school districts.
operation hugs - provides teddy bears to local hospitals and emergency services to be given to traumatized children.
operation scholarship and assistance league scholarships- provides scholarships annually to high school seniors enrolled in community or four-year colleges.
The Family Resource Center was privileged to be contacted by the Assistance League of Bakersfield in 2012 to participate in the Operation School Bell Program. In 2012 the OSB volunteers took the time to drive all the way up to the Kern River Valley and measure over forty children for new clothes for back to school. Not only did they provide the children with clothes; they were also provided with shoes, a jacket, and school supplies. So many families were genuinely touched by this generous donation.
The volunteers are professional, organized, and full of life. In August of 2013 we were honored to receive the same services from OSB again. In this economy the help that they provided our families is incredible and truly makes a big difference in our community.