Operation School Bell (OSB) provides free, new school uniforms to students in the Long Beach Unified School District who cannot afford them. Rick Rackers auxiliary and Chapter work together to operate this program. In 2014-2015, we clothed more than 10,000 students. The goal is to clothe 10,000 students each year.
Studies have shown that school uniforms promote safety and positive student behavior. They also reduce distractions related to clothing issues and result in better academic performance. The students come to school ready to actively participate in their learning without having to worry about how they look.