League thankful for assistance for kids' programs
The Assistance League of Yuma is truly grateful to Walmart and the Walmart Foundation for selecting our organization as a $5,000 grant recipient during their recent "12 Days of Giving" campaign.
In addition, we appreciate Dr. Doug Rutan, superintendent of the Mohawk Valley School District, for nominating our nonprofit organization for this award. The grant will be used by our signature program, Operation School Bell, to purchase new school clothing to be given to children in need throughout the Yuma area.
During the current school year from August 2012 through January 2013, 841 kindergarten through sixth-grade students in the Yuma area have each received three complete school outfits, a new pair of shoes, five new pairs of underwear and socks, a new sweatshirt, three books, school supplies and a hygiene kit. They may also select a warm hat and a toy.
These students are referred by personnel from 40 schools from every Yuma County elementary school district from San Luis through the east county. San Pasqual, Sentinel School and charter schools are also included. Each student receives approximately $100 worth of clothing provided by the Assistance League of Yuma’s Operation School Bell.
As in previous years, we will continue to serve children through April 2013.
The Assistance League Thrift Shop, 1054 S. 4th Ave., is the main source of funding for our philanthropic programs such as Operation School Bell, ALBY Bears for children in crisis, assault survivor kits for Amberly’s Place, and scholarships for Yuma area students attending Arizona Western College.
In addition, we are grateful to receive donations, memorial gifts and grants. We greatly appreciate Walmart’s "12 Days of Giving" grant! The $5,000 grant will provide clothing for 50 children in need in our area.
Assistance League of Yuma