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Assistance League of San Mateo County

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Assistance League of San Mateo County

Supplies clothes to needy children in the San Mateo-Foster City, Millbrae and Redwood City school districts.


Operation School Bell is a volunteer service that provides two complete sets of new clothes for a child in the San Mateo-Foster City, Redwood City or Millbrae school districts or San Bruno Belle Aire School. After checking with parent, all referrals should be made to the school principal, nurse or school social worker who then refers to Operation School Bell. This service is available only during the school year and children are transported from the school to the clothing outlet. The Turnstyle Shop, 60 North B Street, San Mateo, is a resale shop for used clothing, small appliances and household items. Receipts from the shop support community service efforts of the Assistance League and Peninsula Auxiliary for Children. Friendly Visiting Service is no longer in operation as of 2008.


Public Transit:

Transportation provided by school.
528 North San Mateo Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401 37.5742877 -122.3348159 Human Services







Child in need who attends public school in San Mateo County

How to Apply:

Appointment made through school principal.

Service Wait Estimate:

Scheduled by school.

Service Areas:

  • Foster City
  • Millbrae
  • Redwood City
  • San Bruno
  • San Mateo