1000 students in Shoreline Schools need help for Back To School

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Donations and volunteers are needed for the annual Shoreline Back To School event, which provides school supplies, hair cuts, and clothing assistance to Shoreline School District families with low incomes and/ or circumstances that make it challenging to adequately prepare their children for school. 

The event will be held from 12:30 to 4pm Saturday, August 24 at the North City building, 816 NE 190th, Shoreline. Registration closes Friday, August 16. Families may register online

Donations of backpacks, school supplies, hygiene products, socks, underwear and books can be made at locations throughout Shoreline and Lake Forest Park.

Part of the line for winter coats, BTS 2011
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Donation boxes are located at Shoreline Center, Shoreline City Hall, Center for Human Services, the Dale Turner Family YMCA and many Starbucks locations throughout the District. Here is a list of locations.


Financial donations are also welcome and may be mailed to or dropped off at the Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.

Volunteers are also needed prior to and on the day of the event. Volunteer information can be found here.
In 2012, more than 1,000 Shoreline Schools students received needed school supplies and clothing at the Back to School Consortium event.


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