Anderson Children's Foundation

Assistance League of Palm Springs Desert Area

Operation School Bell (2020-2021, 2019-2020, 2018-2019, 2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2014-2015)

Through Operation School Bell, Assistance League of Palm Springs Desert Area purchases new school clothing and distributes it to elementary school students in need. Over 40,000 students have received new school clothes since the program was begun in 1991. We work with the Palm Springs, Desert Sands, and Coachella Valley Unified School Districts. School administrators and teachers identify students in need of school clothing. Students served include:

  • Students with limited school-appropriate clothing because of an emergency or crisis
  • Students being raised by a struggling single parent or a family living in a shelter, or without a permanent
  • Students in Foster Care
  • Students being teased or bullied by others because of the clothes they wear
  • Students wearing ill-fitting clothes or the same clothes day after day.