• Assistance League

    Helping Students in the Classroom

    Clean, new, well-fitting school uniforms help create positive outcomes for students and their learning. Operation School Bell, the largest Assistance League of St. Louis program, helps provide new uniforms to school children in need.

    Each child receives the attention of a caring volunteer, who helps find the perfect fit.  The volunteers love seeing the wonderful smiles on the children’s faces, and the children leave with new uniforms and a new sense of pride.

    Operation School Bell had another successful year in 2016-2017! Volunteers brought smiles and a sense of pride to nearly 3,500 St. Louis area students at 29 schools who received crisp new uniforms during our 57 dressing days. Each student was carefully fitted by an Assistance League® volunteer and was given two pairs of pants, two short-sleeve and one long-sleeve shirt, one fleece jacket, socks, underwear, a toothbrush, toothpaste and a book of their choice. As in past years, children waiting their turn for the dressing rooms enjoyed a variety of arts and crafts, wrote cheerful messages to hospital patients and were treated to a delightful magic show by one of our talented members