Operation School Bell kick off Burr Ridge Middle School

 Damonte (with Maria Kim) is all smiles after trying on his new coat
Operation School Bell traditionally begins at Burr Ridge Middle School. After many hours of packing a good selection of coats, hats and gloves, volunteers spend two days fitting the fifth through eighth-graders into brand new coats. Thanks to the personal one-on-one attention, the students are able to "shop" for their coats. First, they select the style and color, then they try it on for size. Next, they choose a coordinating hat and pair of gloves. The school always welcomes the volunteers from Assistance League of Chicagoland West and the students are very grateful for their new winter apparel.
Maria zips 6th grader Neelyn into his new coat

Kathy Motherway with Jovany, who is all set for winter

Kathy and a proud Lorezo

Mary McGovern with Shawn

Demarkus and Adrian write thank you notes 

Helene Paris with Jihad, who is showing off his matching hat and gloves

Devon and Devonte say thanks

Paula DuPont and E'Dajahmone, who entertained the OSB ladies with a song from the Wizard of Oz
Helene with Barb Keller and Tyvell, all zipped and ready for winter