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Assistance League members Ginny Wetzel, Electra Demos, Kathy Laurin & Dorcas Shaktman receive the ceremonial check from Jonathan Lorenzo Yorba, President & CEO of The Community Foundation.
Assistance League members Ginny Wetzel, Electra Demos, Kathy Laurin & Dorcas Shaktman receive the ceremonial check from Jonathan Lorenzo Yorba, Presid...

The Community Foundation supports Operation School Bell

More clothes to be provided to school children

Friday, July 19th, 2013
Issue 29, Volume 17.

TEMECULA – A $9,000 community impact grant from The Community Foundation will help fund Assistance League of Temecula Valley’s main philanthropic program Operation School Bell this year.

Recently, Assistance League members attended The Community Foundation Reception at the San Bernardino County Museum. Nonprofits who received awards were acknowledged and given the opportunity to briefly speak about their programs.

The Operation School Bell program supplies new clothing to disadvantaged school children within the Lake Elsinore, Murrieta Valley and Temecula Valley Unified School Districts and within the Menifee Union School District.

These school districts identify and direct qualified low‑income school children to the program. Children and their families attend local "shopping events" at the Kohl’s in Temecula, Murrieta and Menifee and the Target in Lake Elsinore.

This year each child will receive $125 in new school clothing and shoes. Since being adopted in 1989, Operation School Bell has provided new school clothing for over Advertisement
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22,000 low-income students.

"We truly appreciate the funds we received from The Community Foundation," said Dorcas Shaktman, Assistance League president. "This will help us provide 1,700 low-income school children with new school clothes during the shopping events scheduled for the month of September, October and February.

The Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation serving the residents of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It provides college scholarships and grants to nonprofit organizations across the two-county area. The Community Foundation is widely recognized for its convening and collaboration-building initiatives that address many of the region’s most important quality of life issues.

Assistance League is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization serving the families of Southwest Riverside County for 23 years. Revenue from the Assistance League Thrift Shop, 28720 Via Montezuma, Temecula, is the main source of funding for their philanthropic programs.

For more information about the programs and membership information, visit or call (951) 694-8018.



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