This non-profit manages several programs in the chapter that are focused on lending a hand to those in need.
Operation School Bell
Operation School Bell provides new clothing, hygiene kits, and shoe vouchers for most students who visit the facility. Most of these receive clothing through a personal shopping experience in the thrift shop. The members provide a personal shopping experience for each child by assisting them in choosing their clothes. The have long-standing contracts with 15 school districts throughout Snohomish County. School staff refer students to the Operation School Bell program and then arrange the appointments and transportation to our facility.
Clothing provided at our facility for the students to select include three sets of pants, shirts/tops, one week’s supply of underwear and socks, a sweatshirt, a warm jacket, a hat, gloves, scarf and a grooming kit - shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, comb or brush and deodorant. Children may receive a voucher to purchase a new pair of shoes at Payless Shoes.
They also provide personalized bags of new clothing to preschool children through the Early Childhood Educational Assistance Program (ECEAP) program.
Teen Retail Program
In partnership with local Fred Meyer stores, qualified high school students are invited to shop for appropriate school attire. High schools are scheduled over 16 nights in the fall, with between 50 and 75 students participating per night. Students may choose clothing and shoes up to $125 in total cost. Members assist students with checking in and out. Currently they have been able to provide this experience for approximately 1000 teens per year.
Two programs within Transitional Support provide vouchers to our Thrift Shop for clothing and household items.
- Operation Self Help focuses on referred adults entering the work force and provides vouchers to purchase suitable clothing for job interviews or work.
- Family Assistance Program focuses on displaced families and individuals referred by The Salvation Army, Houring Hope and The Red Cross with vouchers for clothing and household items.
Awards of $200 each are given to qualified graduating high school students to help with senior year expenses. Students are referred by counselors in 24 Snohomish County High Schools. They fill out an application which is reviewed by Assistance League volunteers.
Everett Community College Scholarships
This organization works through the Everett Community College Foundation to provide up to 10 scholarships through grants, memorials and availability of funds in the chapter.
Assistance League of Everett
5107 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA 98203
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