What We Do
The Apparel division offers new clothing and toothbrushes through the to students in grades K- 5 in Indianapolis Public Schools, the Metropolitan School Districts of Lawrence, Warren and Pike Townships. Assistance League purchases the new clothing and toothbrushes given to students at wholesale prices from vendors. The Operation School Bell program operate out of our new Northbrook Distribution Center.
How We Do It
We utilize a “Pack & Deliver” method to fill duffle bags with clothing for economically challenged students. Our organization will provide a clothing form to be completed by the family and returned to our leadership team via school personnel. Member volunteers will fill the duffle bags with new clothing and
toothbrushes, specific to the child’s requested sizes.
Each child receives a duffel bag, winter coat, hat, and gloves, two pairs of pants or skorts, two collared shirts, six pairs underwear, six pairs of socks and one toothbrush.
Since 1984, over 68,734 economically challenged Indianapolis area students have received new school clothing and supplies through the Apparel division. In addition to meeting a fundamental need, the items given to children through the Apparel division helps to raise their self-esteem, enabling them to be more
successful in the classroom. The Apparel division is the largest division of the Operation School Bell program with a budget of $204,500. Help a child prepare for school with a duffel bag filled with a new school clothing and supplies for a donation of $80.