It is hard to believe it is the close of another year. With your help, we have given so many of our neighbors hope, and each story begins with you, our partners.
Washington Kids in Transition would like to sincerely thank you for your support. We could not provide the emergency services to students in our community without you. This month alone, we have provided 5 families with motel rooms and helped 6 families prevent homelessness by helping with their rent, hosted a Christmas program for social workers to shop for their families and provided emergency food, toiletry and hygiene to several schools.
Our favorite holiday treat was bringing a special Christmas eve surprise to kids living in a local motel thanks to one very alert McKinney Vento bus driver.
It takes a village to help families climb the tough road out of homelessness. Washington Kids in Transition is dedicated to make sure our kiddos have what they need along the way. A big heartfelt thanks to each of you. We look forward to working with you in 2019.
Can you help us? We have our annual holiday shopping event for our school social workers next week and we are quite short on needed items.
In particular, we need gift cards!
We specifically use gift cards to Fred Meyer so we can get anything a family might need - whether that's food, basic necessities, as well as holiday gifts for students.
We also collect gift cards in small dollar amounts to fast food places, movies, and Starbucks to give to our high school students in need as holiday gifts. These cards allow them to participate in normal teen activities with friends they otherwise couldn't do. It's a small thing that goes a long way toward bolstering self esteem and confidence.
Gift cards can be dropped off at Insurance Services Group during normal business hours at 6th and Main in downtown Edmonds through Wednesday, 12/12. Or you can send us a secure donation through our PayPal link below and we will go purchase the cards for you.
Here are photos of the giving tree our friends at 190 Sunset have for us in the entrance to their restaurant! :)
You can also find giving trees for Washington Kids in Transition around town at Revelations Yogurt and Dessert Bar, Swedish Edmonds Hospital (near the reception desk adjacent to the ER), and Brighton School.
Grab a tag, buy a gift, and then return your unwrapped gift back by December 11th in time for distribution to our social workers.
Thank you for making the holidays brighter for students in need!