assistance leagueAssistance League of San Luis Obispo County has received a grant award of $3,150 from The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. This grant will be used to purchase new school-appropriate clothing for disadvantaged students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade, living and attending school throughout San Luis Obispo County.

This year’s grantmaking program through The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County is funded by its 2018 Community Needs Grant program. “The Community Foundation and its Board of Directors are pleased to be able to support the important work of Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County and its Operation School Bell philanthropic program,” said Len Smolburd, grants manager, at The Community Foundation.

The goal of Operation School Bell is to provide new school clothing to 2,000 disadvantaged students as they begin the 2018-19 school year. Assistance League’s member volunteers meet with school personnel to issue clothing referrals. School personnel are the most qualified to determine which students are most in need. “Our chapter and its members are greatly appreciative of the support of The Community Foundation in its recognition of the important work we are doing within our local communities,” said Sue Pino, chapter president.

Assistance League is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering academic success by boosting self-esteem and improving the lives of students in our County. To date, Assistance League has provided new school clothing to more than 26,000 students throughout its 23-year history.

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