Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito (ALRSD) joined five other Assistance League chapters at the annual Operation School Bell (OSB) event at Camp Pendleton in early August. OSB is Assistance League’s signature philanthropic program, providing children of enlisted military personnel at Camp Pendleton with a unique shopping experience as they start a new school year. Items provided included jeans, shirts, sweatshirts, socks, underwear, toiletries, shoe vouchers, backpacks, and even stuffed animals.

ALRSD is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children and adults affected by trauma, violence, and poverty in the communities of Encinitas, Cardiff, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley, and Carlsbad. The funding required to offer programs like OSB is generated in part by sales at ALRSD’s Thrift Shop, located at 1542 Encinitas Blvd. For more information go to www.alrsd.org.