An estimated 8,500 Cincinnati school children will receive complete school uniforms this year through Operation School Bell. Since 1998, Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati has served 61,000 children through the program.
At Chase Elementary’s back-to-school event August 13 in Northside, volunteers met and measured 200 students to ensure they received the right-size uniform. Each student received a short and long-sleeved shirts, pants, socks, underwear, belt and a fleece jacket. Students also selected a book to take home.
Individuals interested in contributing to this effort or other Assistance League programs can learn more. Prospective volunteers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operation School Bell is supported by individuals and groups with primary funding provided by The Charles H. Dater Foundation, William R. Dally Foundation, Farmer Family Foundation and Woodward Trust.
Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati has been working to fulfill unmet needs of local women and children for 25 years. The all-volunteer organization has earned the GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency for nine consecutive years and works closely with more than 90 greater Cincinnati public and parochial schools, colleges, hospitals and women’s shelters and other agencies to fulfill the mission of Transforming Lives through Community Programs.