South Whittier School District families were able to receive free Target vouchers through “Operation School Bell” on Wednesday, October 3, to purchase new school clothes.
Families were able to receive these vouchers through “Operation School Bell” that is coordinated and sponsored by The Assistance League of Whittier. Participants are screened by their schools to determine eligibility and are given a voucher for each student that meets those requirements.
Each voucher is good towards new Target school clothes and deducts sales tax in order to assure families that they receive the full value of each voucher. The event was very successful with many South Whittier School District families participating. The program was able to assist roughly 200 different families in this one event.
The Assistance League of Whittier is a non-profit organization that is made entirely of volunteers. 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.