The WORKS is thankful for donations

Monday, April 9, 2018

The WORKS distributes boxes and boxes of underwear and socks
Photo by Jerry Pickard

It's not Thanksgiving, but the PTA volunteers who manage The WORKS are thankful for the many donations and volunteers who are already working toward the Back to School event scheduled for August 25 at Ridgecrest Elementary.

At that event, the community comes together to outfit Shoreline Public Schools children in need with clothing, backpacks full of school supplies, winter coats, and even haircuts.

The WORKS is responsible for providing socks, underwear, and hygiene kits. Each school in the district contributes.

Here's what they have received so far:
  • LFP Elementary 4,379 items
  • Syre 581 items
  • Brookside 830 items
  • Shorecrest 507 items
  • Einstein 421 items
  • Echo Lake 72 items
LFP Rotary donated 100 tubes of toothpaste and the local chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa donated 140 pairs of socks.

The Evergreen Middle School Service Club volunteered their time last weekend. They packed 179 hygiene packs in preparation for the Back to School event. Only 371 more to go!

Other recent volunteers in the clothing room came from Cascade K-8, and LFP Elementary.

They still need a lot more of the following items. Anyone can contribute, in any amount. Money is ok, too!
  • Shampoo (full size)
  • Conditioner (full size)
  • Deodorant (full size)
  • Bars of Soap
  • Toothpaste (full size)
  • New Boys underwear (Briefs and Boxer Briefs only)-size 4T-16
  • New Mens underwear (Briefs and Boxer Briefs only -size Small-XL
  • New Girls underwear - size 4T - 16
  • New Ladies underwear - size Small - 3XL
  • New Boys/Girsl Socks - size Small - Large
  • New Mens/Ladies Socks - size Small - XL

Back to School Donations can be dropped off at The WORKS on Wednesday nights between 6:00-8:00pm or email Jill to arrange an alternate drop off / pick up time. The WORKS donation drop off is located at North City Elementary on the west side of the school in the first portable. 816 NE 190th St.


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