Assistance League® of Phoenix Receives $5,000 from PNC Financial Services for Operation School Bell
By Lindsay Hansen -
Thursday Feb 09, 2023
PNC Financial Services has awarded Assistance League® of Phoenix with $5,000 to support the organization’s signature program, Operation School Bell program, and its mobile unit, the Delivering Dreams Bus. Assistance League ® of Phoenix will provide wardrobe packages for over 11,000 students in need this school year.
“We are so appreciative of PNC Financial Services support,” said Aimee Runyon, CEO of Assistance League of Phoenix. “This year, more families are in need due to inflation and we’re proud to provide them with the basic they need to feel confident at school. Our community is truly making a difference in the lives of so many.”
Assistance League of Phoenix partners with more than 130 Title I schools throughout the year. Each school can select up to 100 children who qualify for the program (students on the free or reduced lunch program). Operation School Bell’s 40ft Delivering Dreams Buses have been retrofitted into mobile dressing centers that bring the program directly to 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 $250 and includes two bottoms, three tops, six pair of socks, six underwear, a sweatshirt, belt, a pair of shoes, a new book, and a personalized health kit full of hygiene items.
About Assistance League of Phoenix:
Assistance League of Phoenix is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has been serving the Phoenix area for 60 years. The organization has 130 members and 350 community/corporate volunteers and is affiliated with a national Assistance League with 120 chapters nationwide. Last year, Assistance League of Phoenix members volunteered over 26,000 hours and raised $2 million to serve over 20,000 children in the greater Phoenix community. For more information on Assistance League of Phoenix visit http://www.alphx.org.