Operation School Bell®
Operation School Bell is a 28-year old program modeled after the National Assistance League program.It is our primary philanthropic program. We provide new, school appropriate clothing and hygiene kits during the school year for about 900 children in grades K-12 in 39 Klamath Basin schools. Also, once a year, we provide copies of latest Caldecott and Newbery literary award winning books to Klamath County and City elementary schools and county libraries. Our mission is to promote learning, school attendance and self-worth of children and families by providing new clothing
We provide colorful, large scale maps of the United States painted on school playgrounds. We also provide special paints including equipment such as paint brushes, and paint rollers. Children use these 66′ x 33′ maps for games as well as educational learning activities.
Families In Crisis
Families in Crisis is a program set up by our chapter to assist organizations that provide a needed service to the community. We currently have two programs: (1) Marta’s House and (2) Exodus House.
Marta’s House is a temporary shelter for battered women and children. located in Klamath Falls. It provides shelter and programs for about 200 women and children throughout the year. We provide diapers and wipes for the babies, bus tokens, holiday gifts, and books.
Exodus House is a temporary shelter for homeless and runaway youths, youths on probation and those waiting for foster care homes. These children range from 7 to 17 years of age. Our Chapter provides clothing certificates and books, and our membership collects and donates hygiene and laundry items as well as Christmas gifts.