OPERATION SCHOOL BELL®
Our signature program, Operation School Bell has provided new school uniforms to 3,356 students during this current school year. Assistance League has aided the neediest children in 35 public and parochial schools throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. Each school uniform consists of short and long-sleeved shirts, pants, socks, underwear, a belt, and a fleece jacket. Individuals and grantors enthusiastically support this program which directly impacts a child by providing an essential need - clothing. More than 24,376 children have participated since 1998.
College Starter Kits
The many and mounting costs of receiving a college education can be overwhelming to a student who has the motivation to achieve, but not the funds to provide all that is needed. In this program, Assistance League works with college counselors who have identified students in need. Essential items of paper, pens, staplers, flash drives, notebooks, etc are packed throughout the summer and distributed to students in 4 area colleges. 254 Financially disadvantaged students entering college received basic school supplies. 1,539 participants have participated to date.
Domestic Violence Services
Domestic Violence Kits
We assist victims of domestic violence by packing and delivering kits of new clothes and hygiene products to shelters in our area. 971 kits delivered last year 8,681 to date.
New Beginnings provides household item kits for women seeking lives away from their abusers. These kitchen, bathroom, bedding and cleaning products allow a quick start toward establishing a new apartment or home. The main goal is to live in a safe, peaceful environment. We are pleased that our efforts quicken that process. 411 kits of essential new household items were distributed to victims of domestic violence establishing a home away from their abusers. To date, 876 women and 878 children have benefitted from this program.
Assault Survivor Kits® containing new clothing and hygiene items are packed and delivered to 2 area hospitals to victims of assault and rape with 703 delivered this past year and 4467 kits delivered in the past 7 years.