Helping to get back-to-school supplies to
*WEST SEATTLE grade schools...Since 1995!
Many "basic" school supplies are required for each child, at each grade level, and
are either supplied by the school or purchased by each family for their children.
Did you know that there are many kids in our Public Schools that can't afford those supplies?
Did you know that for some grades levels, those basic supplies can cost upwards
of $100 per child? (2014 estimate from national news data.)
Did you know that many items not supplied are either supplemented through local fundraisers,
or paid for by your child’s teacher out of pocket?
Our main goal is to raise money to purchase NEW basic school supplies and
to get them to kids in need before school starts each year.
As an ALL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM,
100% of all monies raised from donations go to support this program.
Also, with the help of many businesses, and product suppliers, we have been able to purchase items at deep discounts in order for the monies raised to be used to benefit even more kids, and
to purchase lunch sacks &/or backpacks for each child too.
With the help of Seattle Public Schools Family Support Workers,
we obtain lists of needed supplies for the West Seattle schools in our program,
and make deliveries to the schools in late August.
We have assisted in supplying items to as many as 11 local schools
(West Seattle to South Park) over the years.
We currently have 11 schools on our list:
Alki, Arbor Heights, Sanislo, Pathfinder, Rox Hill, Lafayette,
West Seattle Elementary, Gatewood, Highland Park, Concord, & Schmitz Park.
These schools were chosen based on the area covered by the Family Support Workers in our area.
We used to cover 13 schools; however, Cooper & Fairmont Park have since closed.
(There have been several years Schmitz Park & Lafayette have not participated.)
It is up to each school to create a list of their supply requests an get them in on time to be included.
*Due to the amount of resources we are only able to assist schools listed above at this time, (WEST SEATTLE AREA ONLY).
If you are a parent of a child in need, and attend one of these schools,
we suggest getting in touch with the principal of your school to be included in this program.
If your child attends a school outside of our current list, they may or may not have similar programs available,
but we do suggest you reach out to your principal as well.