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Preparations in Full Swing for Operation School Bell® Opening Day on August 18, 2014
Although preparations never really stop during the summer months, the Operation School Bell® shop officially opened its doors for set up on Monday, August 11. Assistance League® of Indianapolis member volunteers were busily stocking shelves and doing many tasks to ensure everything will be ready when opening day arrives on August 18.
It is expected that 3,400 under-served Indianapolis area students will participate in Operation School Bell during its 2014 – 2015 season. These children will be identified by elementary school social workers in the Indianapolis Public Schools and the surrounding Metropolitan School Districts of Lawrence, Pike, Warren and Washington Townships.
Besides cleaning the shop, workers put bar codes on items, entered inventory into the computerized system, and stocked the shelves. Each student visiting Operation School Bell receives new clothing and supplies valued at an average of $115 including a duffle bag, two uniform outfits, a belt, socks, underwear, winter coat, hat/scarf/glove set, two books, hygiene kit, and school supplies.
Students who are served by this program enjoy the quality attention they receive during their one-to-one “shopping” experience with an Assistance League member volunteer. Receiving new clothes and supplies boosts confidence, attendance, and academic achievement.
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"Tour" of the Operation School Bell Shop
See what is inside of a full duffle bag
Assistance League of Indianapolis is a proud participant of Make A Difference Day and congratulates National Assistance League for winning The Make a Difference All Star Award.
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Students as of the week ending September 12, 2014 Have been served by Operation School Bell®
Since it began in 1984
Assistance League of Indianapolis is a chapter of the national organization, Assistance League. Annually, Assistance League returns over $38 million to local communities, assisting 1.4 million people. This is made possible by the 25,000+ member volunteers in 120 chapters who contribute more than 2.86 million service hours. Operation School Bell, our signature national program, served 317,000 children last year and since 1958, more than 3.5 million.