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Assistance League® of Phoenix Awarded $5,000 from Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation
By Lindsay Hansen - Saturday Jul 01, 2023
Recently, Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation awarded $5,000 to The Assistance League® of Phoenix (ALP) in order to support low-income students in the Greater Phoenix Area who are in need of new clothing for school.

“The grant from Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation will help us provide clothing to countless students in the 2023-2024 school year,” said Aimee Runyon, CEO of Assistance League of Phoenix. “As families continue to feel the impact of inflation, they find themselves having to choose between goods like clothing and food. Through Operation School Bell, we can help alleviate some of the financial burden for families.”

ALP’s flagship program aims to fulfill basic need, foster self-esteem, and make sure every single student can enter the classroom ready to learn. The program helped more than 11,000 students in 2022.

Assistance League of Phoenix partners with more than 130 Title I schools in the Greater Phoenix Area to bring Operation School Bell to students in need. Each school can select up to 100 children to receive wardrobe packages. To make the program more accessible for underserved and low-income families, ALP utilizes 40ft retrofitted busses called Delivering Dreams Buses, bringing the program directly to the schools. The buses are filled with racks of clothing and shoes, along with private dressing rooms. Volunteers help each child select clothing and ensure that clothes and shoes fit properly. Each student receives a bundle of items valued at approximately $300 and includes two bottoms, three tops, seven pair of socks, seven underwear, a sweatshirt, a pair of shoes, a new book, a tote bag and a personalized health kit full of hygiene items.

The Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation is working to strengthen communities by helping vulnerable children and families meet their basic needs in food, housing, health, safety and education.

For more information about the Assistance League of Phoenix and Operation School Bell, visit

About Assistance League of Phoenix:
Assistance League of Phoenix is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has been serving the Phoenix area for 62 years. The organization has 125 members and 1,500 community/corporate volunteers and is affiliated with National Assistance League with 120 chapters nationwide. Last year, Assistance League of Phoenix raised over $2M, and volunteers gave 27,000hours to serve over 47,040 children in the greater Phoenix community. For more information on Assistance League of Phoenix visit