Operation School Bell®

Operation School Bell® provides new school uniforms, socks, personal care items, belts, hats and an age-appropriate book to students in St. Louis area elementary schools. Operation School Bell also supports AL's Closet to provide year-round clothing, coats and other necessities.

Helping Students in the Classroom

Clean, new, well-fitting school uniform clothing helps create positive outcomes for students and their learning. Items are distributed in multiple ways.

  • Until recently, Assistance League volunteers fitted students and distributed items at our Headquarters. Since 2020, parents have provided student measurements, and volunteers packed and made curbside deliveries to 39 schools throughout the region. 
  • Each student receives 2 pairs of pants, 2 short-sleeve shirts, 1 long-sleeve shirt, 1 fleece jacket, 6 pair of socks, a 6 pack of underwear, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a hat and gloves, a belt and a new book.
  • Assistance League maintains an "AL Closet” in a number of Saint Louis Public schools. The closet contains new school uniforms, coats, underwear, socks, hats, gloves and toiletry items to meet students’ ongoing needs throughout the school year.

Here is a list of the schools we serve by district. Schools interested in participating in Operation School Bell® may submit an application form.

Program Impact for Past Fiscal Year

St. Louis Area Students
Public Schools
Total Items Distributed
Volunteer Hours

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