OPERATION SCHOOL BELL®
Our signature program, Operation School Bell has provided new school uniforms to 5,330 students during this current school year. Assistance League has aided the children in most need in 42 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 32,000 children have participated since 1998.
Kinship/Foster Care serves Foster and Kinship families by providing diapers, baby wipes, socks and undergarments for boys and girls ages new born thru age 18 who have been evaluated in the CHECK units of Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 1278 relatives or close friends who foster children received this assistance since inception in 2017. An expansion of this service is being implemented currently thru Jack’s Closet.
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 at local area colleges. 3,000 disadvantaged students entering college 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. Over 10,000 recipients have been supported to date.
New Beginnings provides household items 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. To date, 1,500 women and children have benefitted from this program.
Assault Survivor Kits® containing new clothing and hygiene items are packed and delivered to ALL Sexual Assault Units in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Over 5,500 women have been served through this program.