Assistance League of Phoenix celebrated the 50th anniversary of its annual gala this spring with a fundraising campaign that netted $300,000 through sponsorships, donations and a raffle. The campaign was conducted in lieu of the traditional in-person event.

In addition to the support received from the community, BHHS Legacy Foundation provided a matching grant of $250,000 to create clothing packages. All money raised will provide new school clothing, shoes, hygiene items and books for children in grades K-8 living in poverty through the Operation School Bell program. Each year, Assistance League of Phoenix serves approximately 9,000 children through this program.

In the North Central area, Operation School Bell packages will be distributed before the start of the 2021-22 school year at Moon Mountain School, Richard E. Miller School, Cactus Wren School, Washington School, Desert View School, Mountain View School and AZ Cardinals Academy in the Washington Elementary District and at Longview Elementary School in the Osborn School District.

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