Local Companies Support Assistance League® of Phoenix Over $16,000 Donated to Operation School Bell
By Lindsay Hansen -
Tuesday Nov 30, 2021
APS West, the Sundt Foundation and American Woodmark Foundation have recently made grants to Assistance League® of Phoenix to support Operation School Bell®. The signature program provides over 8,500 children living in poverty with new school clothing and shoes each year. The program is delivered through its mobile dressing centers, the Delivering Dreams Buses.
Below is a breakdown of the funding:
· Arizona Public Service West Valley - $10,000
· Sundt Foundation - $5,000
· American Woodmark Foundation - $1,500
“We are so happy to be back serving schools and children in need,” said Aimee Runyon, CEO at Assistance League of Phoenix. “The pandemic has left many more families in need, and we are grateful for the support that allows us to help these children with new school clothing and shoes. Our corporate partners and Foundations have been so incredibly generous.”
Assistance League of Phoenix partners with more than 90 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). Once on board the Delivering Dream Bus, students work with volunteers to select correct sizes. 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 personalized health kit full of hygiene items, and a new book.
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 120 members and 350 community/corporate volunteers and is affiliated with a national Assistance League with 122 chapters nationwide. Last year, Assistance League of Phoenix members volunteered over 26,000 hours and raised over $1 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.