Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County has received a $5,000 grant award from the JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery’s Community Grant Program to support its Operation School Bell program during the next school year, 2019-20.

Assistance League’s Operation School Bell will provide new school clothing to more than 2,000 disadvantaged students during the next school year. In JUSTIN’s notification to Assistance League of their grant award, Justine Dodgen reported “JUSTIN Vineyards are proud to support your organization and appreciate your continued work and dedication to our community”. Sue Pino, chapter president, commented that “our chapter members are greatly appreciative of this first time, generous support from JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery for its recognition of the important work we are accomplishing to assist families and students within our local communities.”

Assistance League is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with no paid staff 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 28,000 students throughout its 24-year history.

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