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Assistance League of Bend provides shoes to 850 local students

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Assistance League of Bend is providing shoes to students in need in Deschutes County through their Operation School Bell® Program. 

A partnership with Famous Footwear permitted them to purchase 850 gift cards at a discounted rate.

These gift cards are being distributed through the Family Access Network advocates at each school. Students will be able to select the shoes they want for up to $40 at the local store or through the online store. 

Contact Janet Martin at programs@assistanceleaguebend.org  or 541-389-2075, to learn more about the shoe gift cards.

Assistance League of Bend is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization making a difference in the lives of children and adults facing hardships like poverty, homelessness and cancer in Deschutes County.  Please visit their website www.assistanceleague.org/bend for more information.

The Assistance League of Bend is a "21 Cares for Kids" partner.

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Barney Lerten

Barney is the digital content director for NewsChannel 21. Learn more about Barney here.

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