Assistance League of Arcadia (www.alarcadia.org) has been collecting donations all year for their Annual Holiday Sale starting Wednesday, November 7th, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm at The Bargain Box, 64 E. Live Oak, Arcadia, CA 91006. The Bargain Box will be filled with Christmas trees, holiday décor for the home, toys and games, jewelry, new gifts, gently used holiday wear, and many more donated items. Cookies, coffee, and juice will be served. The line to get in usually goes down the block so arrive early for the best selection. All proceeds from the sale will benefit Operation School Bell® and other Assistance League of Arcadia community outreach programs.
Click here to see highlights of Assistance League Bargain Box Holiday Sales from year’s past.
Operation School Bell provides new clothing, including a warm jacket, a hooded sweatshirt, underwear, shirts, pants, shoes, backpacks, hygiene kits, and books to disadvantaged school children. During the past year, Operation School Bell clothed more than 1,600 children throughout the San Gabriel Valley, including Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Temple City, Alhambra, and Rosemead. Children are pre-identified through arrangements made with local schools and counselors.
The mission of Operation School Bell is to provide schoolchildren in need with new clothes, school supplies and hygiene kits with the goal of helping them feel not only better about themselves – but also about going to and staying in school. Studies have shown that children who attend school inappropriately dressed are at a disadvantage and that appropriate school clothing can improve school attendance and help classroom performance. By providing proper clothing and learning materials, Operation School Bell helps children arrive in the classroom better prepared to learn. These benefits of the program are readily evident. Yet more profound and immeasurable is the bolstered foundation of pride and self-esteem that stays with the child beyond the classroom. Not surprisingly, schoolteachers and counselors see an immediate difference in the emotional state of the children assisted by Operation School Bell.
Serving the community since 1954, Assistance League of Arcadia assisted 1375 school children in Arcadia and the surrounding communities last year.
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