Acts of Kindness:Operation School Bell

LAS VEGAS - It's the first week of "Operation School Bell," and the store at the back of Assistance League of Las Vegas is bustling with activity.

"I'm so excited, we'll have eight-thousand kids in over the next few months," says volunteer Lisa Christine Clarke. She's been a volunteer for the past twelve years. She took a tour and immediately felt connected to a place and its people who give back.

"So organized, well planned. Nobody got paid, plus I would never work for them if somebody gets a big check."

Assistance League of Las Vegas is 100 percent volunteer. 

It's President of the Board, Edye Risener says its success in reaching at risk kids comes down to its many wonderful volunteers like Lisa. "Lisa is just a hard worker, little fire ball, we call her the energizer bunny she's go go go. She goes above and beyond, always looking for something that kids will love, and want to wear."

Lisa is one of the program's buyers - and chooses clothes that kids will fill confident in.

"We believe if we can help these kids, if they don't havre to worry about what they wear to school, they can work on their studies and things and become successful young adults."

Each child gets two pairs of pants, four shirts, a jacket or a hoodie sweatshirt. Kids who sleep in cars tend to choose the jackets, Lisa adds. They get socks for a week, underwear, blankets, gloves, health kits, school supplies and a backpack if they need one.

Lisa adds, " A lot of times this is the first time a child actually ever went shopping themselves, picking out their own clothing."

Operation School Bell is just one of at least ten different ways Assistance League of Las Vegas helps at risk kids in our community. 

 

 

 


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