Mission: Administer community philanthropic projects that enrich the lives of the community.
Programs: Provides new school clothing, shoes and grooming kits to needy children in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in the norman and little axe oklahoma public schools. Students are referred to operation school bell by counselors in the school system
sponsors may fair, an annual arts festival featuring over 100 artists and crafts people. The festival, a long-standing norman tradition is well attended by the community who come to andrew's park to enjoy fine art, children's art activities, a student art show, restaurant specialties and state entertainment. The 2014 fair featured a 5k run to promote physical fitness in the community.
assistance league of norman has several other philanthropic projects. "bears for children" provides soft stuffed animals to children involved in accidents or other traumatic siturations. "care kits" provides grooming kits to battered women and children in the women's resource center and housekeeping supplies and groceries when they move into their own home. "assault survivor kits (ask)" provides clothing and other items to rape victims following an exam at the rape crisis center. "seniors r&r" provides entertainment and companionship to ederly citizens attending full circle day center. Children are given a new book through the chapter's "book of my own" collection. Community outreach, is a short-term project, that meets immediate need within the community.
About 60 students from the middle school I work at are services by school bell every year. We are so lucky to have a program to provide necessities to our children. The smiles and excitement each child has going to and from school bell says it all. Thank you assistance league!!
Assistance League of Norman is an incredible resource to the Norman community. The support they provide is unmatched. As a counselor in Norman, I have depended on them for assistance numerous times. It never fails that they not only fulfill our needs but they go above and beyond and with a smile on their faces! Monroe Elementary is forever grateful of the volunteers, donors and supporters of this great organization!
From all of us at Madison Elementary, a big THANKS for the wonderful opportunity for our stdents to attend Opertion School Bell. It only gets better every year. This year a special thanks for the extra trip to help our students. Please extend our appreciation to ALL for the dediction and attention to make a difference in the lives of our children!
I am so thankful for the School Bell program. My children look forward to it every year...they actually talk about it all summer. I can tell how special they feel getting to pick out NEW clothes...This program is a blessing in my life, and I want to say thank you for being there to help our family and others.