Project Name: Operation School Bell
My name is Nancy Moran and my organization, Assistance League of Indianapolis participated in Indy Do Day for this project: Operation School Bell
We worked on:
The Operation School Bell program began in 1984, when it served 26 students with used clothing. Our signature program, has evolved to the point where it now has three divisions, (Apparel, Shoes, and Beyond the Bell) that now provide students living at or below the poverty line the opportunity to select new school clothing, supplies, and footwear after being referred by school personnel. During the 2016-2017 school year, a total of 3,400 students from Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and the Metropolitan Districts (MSD) of Lawrence, Pike, Warren and Washington were clothed. A total of 3,324 students from the aforementioned school systems and the MSD of Wayne Township received new footwear. Over 2,300 students received approximately 11,000 additional articles of clothing through Beyond the Bell division. Thousands of children in Indianapolis do not have adequate school clothing, supplies or shoes. This often diminishes their performance in school. Operation School Bell offers new clothing to children that live in poverty, helping them to arrive at school ready to learn.
. There were 50 volunteers and around 250 total hours worked. We also provided the following skills to help with our project: