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Assistance League of Bend providing 1,200 free books to Bend-La Pine, Redmond students

Assistance League of Bend

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Assistance League of Bend will be providing free books to children facing hardship in Deschutes County, thanks to a generous donation directed toward literacy.

Summer reading helps children continue to improve their skills and encourages a lifelong habit. Through their Operation School Bell®  program, Assistance League of Bend is providing a Scholastic package to 1,200 students in kindergarten through grade 8.

The package will include four new Scholastic books, a UV pen, a bookmark, and a reusable tote bag.

Book distribution will take place during pop-up events at the free lunch sites for the Bend-La Pine and Redmond school districts. Please visit for pop-up distribution dates, times and locations.

Contact Susan Heberlein at  or 541-389-2075, to learn more about the Operation School Bell program.

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 such as poverty, homelessness and cancer in Deschutes County.  Please visit their website for more information.

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

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