The Assistance League of Phoenix receives a $ 250,000 grant from the BHHS Legacy Foundation and Legacy Connection
The Delivering Dreams Bus typically serves over 8,500 students each school year via the bus and the satellite dressing center in Sunnyslope.
The Assistance League of Phoenix recently announced that the BHHS Legacy Foundation has donated a $ 250,000 equivalent grant to Operation School Bell.
The Operation School Bell program is funded by generous funding from fellows such as the BHHS Legacy Foundation and Legacy Connection, a subsidiary of the foundation. This comes from a press release listing nonprofits in Arizona with philanthropic missions to improve the quality of life and health of the staff members.
The Delivering Dreams Bus is the mobile unit of Operation School Bell, the Assistance League of Phoenix’s signature program, and typically serves over 8,500 students each school year via the bus and satellite dressing center in Sunnyslope.
“The Assistance League of Phoenix has been very close to our hearts for many years,” said JC managing director of the BHHS Legacy Foundation in a prepared statement.
“They provide low-income students throughout the valley with basic food and urgently needed clothing and shoes. We are proud to be your partner and hope that the community will support our matching scholarship! “
This year, due to COVID-19, the Assistance League of Phoenix will only be offering safety measures to the bus to ensure it is in compliance with guidelines recommended by the CDC. The Assistance League of Phoenix typically works with more than 90 Title I schools year round.
Each school can select up to 100 children to qualify for the program, e.g. B. Students of free or discounted lunch. On board the Delivering Dream Bus, students work with volunteers to select the right sizes.
Each student receives a bundle of items valued at $ 200-250. two bottoms, three tops, six pairs of socks, six underwear, a sweatshirt, a belt, a pair of shoes, a washable face mask, a new book and a personalized health kit full of hygiene items.
“The BHHS Legacy Foundation and Legacy Connection are longstanding partners of ours and we are grateful for their tremendous support,” said Aimee Runyon, CEO of the Assistance League of Phoenix, in a prepared statement.
“This year has been a challenge for all nonprofits. We have served families in a non-traditional way because we know thousands of families in Arizona are in trouble and in dire need of new shoes and clothes. Support from organizations like the BHHS Legacy Foundation and Legacy Connection helps make this possible. “