Operation School Bell





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Garden Grove

Total Budget: $3,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

Activity Type: Health: General

Summary: Partnering with Assistance League of Garden Grove to provide approximately 500 students who have been referred by their School Nurse because they are in dire need of clothing, shoes, and hygiene supplies.

We are requesting a matching grant totaling $3,000.00 ($1,500.00 from the Garden Grove Rotary Club and $1,500.00 from District 5320) for the purpose of supplying clothing items such as new underwear and plus size T-shirts, toothbrushes and toothpaste and reading books for children, K-12. Students referred to A the Assistance League of Garden Grove by the School District faculty when they see the need for assisting a student. This project is an ongoing project throughout the whole school year. The inventory will be provided to the Assistance League of Garden Grove by Garden Grove Rotary in August and September with 2-5 volunteers from Garden Grove Rotary assisting in purchasing, stocking the Dress Room, and Labeling all the books for distribution. Ultimately, the beneficiaries are the school aged children in the Garden Grove Unified School District who have been referred by their School Nurse because they are in dire need of clothing, shoes, and basic supplies. These are children who may not be able to attend school for lack of appropriate clothing and after coming to the Assistance League of Garden Grove, they are able to receive 2 full sets of clothing including 2 shirts/blouses, 2 jeans, pants or skirts, socks and underwear, a jacket, a hygiene kit and a book to take home. The children also receive a shoe voucher from the Assistance League of Garden Grove so that they can get a new pair of shoes to wear. Decent clothing does not just cover a child and provide warmth, it helps create self-confidence and pride that actually causes a child to learn better. Children deserve this. As children receive these basic necessities, they are able to go to school, learn, participate and be a child. A book is given to each child to encourage life long learning. Operation School Bell Program helps children succeed and at times has even helped their families with their clothing needs as well. In addition, when children are able to attend school regularly with proper clothing and shoes, their parents are able to keep their jobs and sustain their families.

Project Contact Person

District: 5320

Rotary Club of: Garden Grove

Primary Contact: A. G. Anvari

Email: anvaria@hotmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

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History Log Entries


by A. G. Anvari

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Helen Maxwell

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Maria Stipe

System Entry: Project signed by Maria Stipe.


by A. G. Anvari

System Entry: Project signed by A. G. Anvari.


by Stacey Giannoulis

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Helen Maxwell

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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