South Whittier School District families were able to receive free Target vouchers for brand new school clothes through an event called Operation School Bell on Thursday, September 12, at the Target in Santa Fe Springs.
Selected recipients that are a part of South Whittier School District schools were able to line up and receive vouchers that were good towards clothes and under garments. This voucher also deducted sales tax in order to assure families that they would receive the full value of the vouchers. Each student eligible received a voucher, meaning if a family had three students all three students received a voucher to shop.
This event was put together and sponsored by The Assistance League of Whittier. They are a non-profit organization that is made entirely of volunteers. They have done this event multiple times over the past few years and have given vouchers for new clothes to hundreds of South Whittier families.
Their vision is, “To work as a team assisting Greater Whittier Area residents to become healthier and better educated through our philanthropic and fundraising activities.”
Their main source of funding is their thrift shop that is located in Uptown Whittier. They also receive funding through individual donations, corporate and private foundation grants, and an annual Community Support Letter that requests donations that are dedicated to the Operation School Bell program.