Assistance League Holds Operation School Bell, Celebrates 70,000th Child Served

The Assistance League® of Omaha ( recently provided new school clothes to 3,700 children in the greater Omaha area through the Operation School Bell® program. From October 1–13 at the Westroads JC Penney store, children were able to pick out winter coats and clothing, shoes, and even a book! This year, a celebration was held to honor the 70,000th child who has been served since the operation began in 1976. Operation School Bell has been praised by teachers and counselors alike who say that the children are excited and proud of their new clothes, which makes them eager to come to school.

Assistance League of Omaha’s mission is to transform the lives of children and adults through community programs like Operation School Bell. It is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) volunteer service organization transforming lives and strengthening communities. They have been awarded the designation of 2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits and have achieved the highest-level designation of Platinum by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits for three consecutive years.

Assistance League® of Omaha receives no federal, state, or city funding. Programs are funded by grants and donations, the annual Christmas Caravan Tour of Homes, and the Thrift Shop located at 36th and Leavenworth. Learn more about the organization online or contact Nancy Glasser at (402) 496-1846 with any questions.