- Elementary School Clothing Distribution: Members and Community Volunteers set-up a 'store' in designated schools on scheduled days, helping children choose a new warm coat, hat, gloves, tops, (uniforms for specified public schools), underwear, socks, hygiene kit, book, and a duffle bag.
- Middle School Store Shopping: Members help students shop for school clothing at local stores.
- Community Distributions: Our Chapter partners with local nonprofit agencies to help provide clothing and/or necessities for children through: Blast Off 2 School, The Children's Center, and Alternatives for Girls.
Since 1995, 38,345 local students have benefited from the Clothing Distributions with the aim of improving self-esteem and school attendance. In 2016-17 FY, 4,502 students were recipients at 14 distributions.
For more information and photos on OSB - Clothing Distributions, please see below.
Assistance League® of Southeastern Michigan received a check for $8,100 from the Rochester Hills Government Youth Council, which was presented by Leanne Scott, Rochester Hills Deputy Clerk. Assistance League President, Rosemary Dirksen and VP Fund Development, Betty Zych, gratefully accepted the generous donation. The Youth Council was started in 2005 promoting youth involvement in local government through active participation and exchange of ideas and experiences. This year's 16-member council earmarked the proceeds from their annual Charity 5K Run/Walk event to benefit Assistance League's Philanthropic Programs that clothe, feed, educate, and comfort infants, children and adults in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties. "We are so thankful to be chosen by this remarkable group of teens who have recognized the needs within our communities. We appreciate their compassion to help others," said President Dirksen.
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What better way to begin a new semester at school than with new school clothes.
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The Village Club Foundation, again this year, has awarded grant funds to Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan. This year's $1,000 grant will help support our signature program, Operation School Bell®, providing new school clothing and supplies for children.
At an Operation School Bell - Clothing Distribution, volunteers set-up a "store" in a designated school, where they help elementary children choose a winter coat, hat, gloves, pants, tops, (school uniforms for specified public schools), underwear, socks, hygiene kit, book, duffel bag and a shoe voucher. Volunteers also help middle school students shop for school clothing at a local store. Since 1995, 19,850 students in southeastern Michigan public schools have benefited from this program, increasing self-esteem and improving school attendance. In 2012-13 FY, 2,276 students were recipients of the Operation School Bell program.
Located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, The Village Club Foundation's purpose is to further educational, cultural and civic activities; to promote philanthropic projects; and, to operate for the good of the community. They work to enrich other nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations, and communities.
Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, a nonprofit, all-member volunteer organization, provides clothing, food, tutoring, supplies, and care kits to thousands of people in need throughout the state of Michigan. Funds raised from the ReSale Connection (Assistance League's resale shop in Rochester, Michigan), fundraising events, and grant contributors are returned back to the community through their philanthropic programs. For information, please call 248-656-0414 or visit: www.semich.assistanceleague.org
A special 'Thank You' to The Village Club Foundation for their continued generosity and support!
The Board of Directors of the Consumers Energy Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to support Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan's signature program, Operation School Bell®. During its history, the Consumers Energy Foundation has contributed $25.4 million through its grant programs to nonprofit agencies that demonstrate measurable improvements in the quality of life.
Operation School Bell provides new school clothing and supplies annually for elementary school children in need. Volunteers set-up "stores" in a designated school, where they help children choose a winter coat, hat, gloves, pants, tops, (school uniforms for specified public schools), underwear, socks, hygiene items, a book, a duffel bag and a shoe voucher. In some cases, volunteers help students shop for clothing at a local store. Students are selected by the school districts. Since 1995, 19,850 students in southeastern Michigan public schools have benefited from this program with improved self-esteem and school attendance. In 2012-13 FY, 2,276 students were recipients of Operation School Bell.
A very special Thank You to Consumers Energy Foundation for their continued generosity and support!!
Air Center, Inc., a Troy-based Industrial Distributor, has again this year, awarded grant funds to Assistance League® of Southeastern Michigan. This year's grant of $2,650 will help support their Operation School Bell Program of providing new clothing and supplies for children.
In 2012-13, over 2,000 children in the school districts of Detroit, Hamtramck, Warren, Pontiac, and Rochester received school clothing, hygiene items, a duffel bag, book, and shoe voucher. Since 1995, almost 20,000 elementary students have received these items.
Since 1993 Assistance League, a nonprofit, all-member volunteer organization, has provided clothing, food, tutoring, supplies, and care kits to thousands of women, children, and men in need.
A special 'Thank You' to Air Center, Inc. for their generous continued support!
Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan has been chosen as the recipient of an $8,000 grant from the Young Woman's Home Association to help fund our Operation School Bell program.
We are excited that this group of hardworking ladies in the Grosse Pointe area continue to support our philanthropic programs. Their generous grant will help fund much needed clothing and supplies for elementary children in local schools.
Since 1877, the Young Woman's Home Association has been contributing to the successful development and enrichment of women and children in the greater Detroit area.
A special 'Thank You' to the Young Woman's Home Association for their generous continued support!
Assistance League provides assistance to others through many agencies, but ultimately is not involved in the individual selection process, as with our Operation School Bell Program. Assistance League selects the school districts one year in advance, and then the school social workers select the children most in need of clothing. We regret we cannot make exceptions to this procedure. Please contact your school social worker or Social Services. We hope this is helpful. Thank you.