Operation School Bell (OSB) provides new school clothes to 5,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students from impoverished circumstances. By working with these children, we improve school attendance, promote learning and enhance self-esteem.
Foster Children’s Resource Center aims to bolster the self-esteem of young people in the foster care system by providing school uniforms, jeans and tops, sweat suits, jackets and backpacks filled with school supplies and personal care kits.
Through a combination of fundraising and professional support, our pre-k services are able to be provided free of charge to children from low-income families ages three to five years old.
Hollywood Children’s Club works with the Department of Child & Family Services and the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide new clothing and childcare necessities for new parents living in poverty.
Theatre for Children brings the joy and wonder of live theatre to low-income children and their families, many for the first time. The oldest children’s theatre in Southern California, Theatre for Children produces and performs two full-scale, originally-written and scored musicals per year based on classic children’s literature.
Court Referred Volunteer Center (CRVC) enables defendants to complete their community service sentences by matching them to nonprofit agencies and their program needs. The program allows defendants to make restitution to the communities they have wronged, provides nonprofit agencies with volunteer labor and instills in the defendant a sense of civic responsibility.
Anne Banning Auxiliary (ABA) was formed in 1955 and began as a service organization for young women. Named for the League’s founder, activities focused on helping children through a variety of fundraising events. As the group evolved, members wanted more direct participation with the children so they researched community projects that would resonate with the mission.
Operation School Bell (OSB) was adopted by the auxiliary and has grown exponentially since its inception. Today, OSB provides required school uniforms, school clothes, shoes, grooming kits, books, backpacks and other necessities free of charge to at-risk children referred by LAUSD. In addition to the on-site location, the auxiliary wanted to expand their reach and created OSB on Wheels. This 18-wheel mobile staging unit serves hundreds of children at each stop, improving the lives of thousands of children across Los Angeles.