Operation School Bell®

Girls Top

What is Operation School Bell?

Operation School Bell, a philanthropic program of Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific, provides new clothing to children whose attendance and performance at school have been adversely affected by lack of adequate school clothing.

Girls Skirt

Where does the clothing come from?

The Assistance League strives to shop locally and with the support of our local businesses, we provide shoes, coats and school clothing for children in need in all of the 15 schools in Clatsop County.

Jeans and Shoes

What is provided?

The clothing supplied by the Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific typically includes:

  1. coat
  2. sweatshirt
  3. jeans
  4. shirts
  5. socks
  6. underwear
  7. shoes
Green Shirt

How are children and teens selected?

Children receiving the clothing are recommended by school principals and counselors.


"Dear Assistance League,
I wanted to thank you for all the clothes that you bought me. I really like them especially the big coat (the rain one) and the p.j's and the soft coat. You are so nice. All of you ladies are nise [sic] too. I really enjoyed it."


"Thank you so much for outfitting our students in great-looking and warm clothing. It is wonderful to see students so excited about new clothes. I especially appreciate your attention to the particular desires of the students."


"Thank you so much for helping with clothes for my kids. As a mother of a blended family with 6 kids it can sometimes be very difficult. We have had such great things happen since moving here in 2011. We are very grateful to this program & the wonderful people who work it."