Kids from Rivera Elementary School got to pick out their favorite clothes for school on Sept. 12, 2019, thanks to the Assistance League of Tucson. Operation School Bell furnishes new school clothes to school children in need. This year, the program will serve children from 40 Title I public schools and four agencies.
“This year our goal is to provide school clothes to nearly 5,000 children,” said Kim Sparling, president of Assistance League. "Children get to pick out their own clothes, a backpack in their favorite color and an age-appropriate new book to take home," according to a press release. "They are also given a $25 voucher to purchase new shoes at any Burlington Store. Children who are not able to come to the Assistance League’s Center are met at a local JCPenney store where our volunteers greet them and help them find new school clothes. Children attending schools that require uniforms, are given $75 Burlington vouchers to spend on uniforms and shoes.”