Each year the Assistance League of the Eastside produces an amazing event called Operation School Bell. It is an opportunity for students to spend an evening with their families and shop for brand new school clothes at a local Fred Meyer. Our students not only look forward to the event but many of our families really count on the extra support that it provides. Our students love the event, are able to purchase many items they really need, and are given an opportunity that would not exist otherwise. Thank you!
Operation School Bell does an amazing job of helping students get the clothes they need for school. I know our students that have been hekped really appreciate it and we have definitely seen these students connect better to the school. As a counselor, I have also gone to watch them in action and see the compassion and care that is given to the children during their shopping. Every student I talk to says how much this changes their lives. Thank you Operation School Bell!
This organization is so welcoming and gracious to their volunteers! Because of the many needs in the community, the morale of the volunteers is crucial to helping those in need. The children who have the shopping experience express such thankfulness for their clothes and are sure to fit in better at school. This organization enables many school children to be successful!
Assistance League of the Eastside is a blessing to Acres of Diamonds Families!
They are passionate about helping our moms and kids. Not only do they provide welcome baskets, which make our moms feel at home and set them up for success, but they also show support by hosting birthday parties, serving in our Kids Program, and sending encouraging letters. The members of this organization know that needs change and they are always asking how their support and resources can be most effective. We are blessed by their consistent and continued outreach to our families. Their friendship has impacted our moms and kids in ways we could never fully express.
Assistance League of the Eastside has been incredibly helpful to the homeless moms and kids we serve at Acres of Diamonds. I am personally so grateful for their efforts to make sure every new family that moves here is welcomed with all they need to start their new life.
Our families come from the streets, cars and other unsafe places. When they arrive the welcome baskets from Assistance League let them know right away that they matter and that there is a huge community of people who believe in their ability to make long term life change... which always starts with their first night of safety.
Assistance League is incredibly strong at learning what the needs are in the community, and working to meet them. They understand that not all forms of help are helpful! They ask good questions, and tailor their gifts to things that will truly be a hand up versus a hand out.
When they come on campus and host our birthday parties, they make the families feel loved and celebrated. Their parties have become a big highlight for our moms and kids.
Thank you Assistance League of the Eastside for all you do.
Assistance League of the Eastside is an amazing organization comprised of wonderful members. They have done an incredible amount for our homeless women at The Sophia Way, which is located on the eastside. Our women have benefited tremendously from our partnership. Thank you ALE!
I have worked with this group for almost 2 years and what a joy it is to work Operation School Bell! Last night one of our 11 year old clients asked to take a photo with us, since this was the very first time she was able to pick out new clothes for school. Her gratitude was so heartfelt, that I can't wait to work this event again.
Wonderful program, doing so much for the community. Very rewarding amazing ladies. A blessing to us all. They give us hope in the good of humanity
I am the Principal of Redmond High School and I can't tell you how much we appreciate the support of the Assistance League through Operation School Bell. Because of this initiative, our students whose families cannot afford to buy them school clothes are able to start the school year looking and feeling "just like everyone else" - something that is enormously important to an adolescent. This support does more than give a student clothes to wear, and the ability to choose those clothes for him/herself (another very important thing for young people) but, by removing the anxiety, it also removes one barrier to academic success. Thank you!
I am amazed at the work that this organization does. I can't wait to join their efforts in the future again! thank you for all that you do.
For more than ten years, Assistance League of the Eastside has been our phenomenal partner, working with LifeWire to provide critical supportive services to domestic violence survivors and their children. They created the Starting Over Support Baskets Program for LifeWire--providing essential household items year round for the homeless families we serve.
The true impact of the Assistance League of the Eastside is found in the compassion they show for families and children in need in our community. We are grateful to partner with such a dynamic team who puts caring and commitment into action to make our community a better place.