They were greeted by League volunteers who helped the students with their “shopping”. Students left with a bag in their hands and a smile on their faces. In addition to smiling faces, Operation School Bell has resulted in increased regular attendance, academic performance and fewer discipline problems.
The district’s partnership with the Assistance League provides clothing and other supports to thousands of economically disadvantaged children in San Diego Unified each year. Many of its members are retired San Diego Unified educators and administrators.
To learn more, go the Assistance League website or visit its Thrift Store located at 108 University Ave, San Diego (92103).