Two more families are going into hotels today. These kids go to school with your kids, yet, when they leave the classroom, they have no where to go. Can you imagine? Did you know it costs $700 a week to house a family? This is our largest expense, yet, we are told time and time again how important it is. Our families are enrolled in the school district's McKinney Vento program and have in school case managers helping them navigate their way back to independence, they know how important it is to give their children the gift of an education. We can help remove the stressors for these children so they can concentrate on their education and not where they will sleep tonight. Can you
help us keep this program going? washingtonkidsintransition.org
Update: We have enough backpacks/ Messenger bags but we still need the supplies listed below.
Our McKinney Vento High School students are in desperate need of Backpacks and school supplies. Between our 4 high schools, we need 100 backpacks to meet the current demand. These need to be, full size, sturdy backpacks. They also need scientific calculators, 2" 3 ring binders, dividers, sketch notebooks and graph paper. If you can help, please consider donating to our paypal account, or dropping off donations at one of our collection bins located at Insurance Services Group, Revelations Yogurt, Inspirus Credit Union or Edmonds United Methodist Church Thank You!
Second day of school and we already have 3 Edmonds School District families that need help. We have a family with two elementary kids in a nearby motel, another mom with a medical emergency that needs rent assistance and a mom that came home from work today with her lights disconnected. Today, we are able to help each of these families because of our caring community. Your continued support keeps us prepared when an emergency arises. Thank you
We will be holding a silent auction to raise funds for the homeless students in the Edmonds School District on the evening of Saturday, November 11th. We are pleased to be holding the event at Scott's Bar & Grill in the Komen Room.
The event invitation will be posted very soon with all of the details, but for now, please mark your calendars so you can join us!