Assistance League of SLO County receives grant from Janssen Youth and Sports Fund
–The Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County has received a $5,000 grant award from the Janssen Youth and Sports Fund administered through The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. This grant will be used to support Assistance League’s Operation School Bell philanthropic program. The funds will be used to purchase new school-appropriate clothing for disadvantaged students ages 12-18, living and attending school throughout San Luis Obispo County.
The goal of Operation School Bell for the upcoming school year, 2019-20, is to provide new school clothing to 2,000 disadvantaged students which is one in seven of our county’s students who are living in poverty. “Our chapter and its member volunteers are greatly appreciative of the continued support over the past years shown by the Janssen Youth and Sports Fund, and its continued recognition for the important work we are doing to assist families and their students within our local communities,” said Helen Robertson, chapter president.
Assistance League is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with no paid staff dedicated to fostering academic success by boosting self-esteem and improving the lives of students in our County. To date, Assistance League has provided new school clothing to more than 28,000 students throughout its 24-year history.
To learn more about Assistance League, visit www.alslocounty.org