Thanks for successful backpack event

The Sky Valley Community Resource Center held its annual Back Pack Back to School Event on Aug. 28 in Sultan at the Sky Valley Community Resource Center. We distributed 147 backpacks filled with school supplies to well-deserved Sky Valley students.

The backpacks were filled with grade-appropriate supplies based on the school supply list we received from the elementary, middle and high school. We were able to help students in the Sultan and in the Skykomish school districts.

A big thanks goes out to area supporters for their efforts to make this event possible. To Bubba’s Road House, Leota Brokofsky and the Bud Evans Memorial Run, which raised more than $800 to support this effort. Thanks also to All Real Estate and Bart Dalmasso for their help and to Emerald City Liquidators for their donation.

We also want to thank our volunteers — without them, events like this are not possible. Thanks to Colleen Holman, Connie Hooper and Dennis Huff, who staffed the Center and managed the Back Pack Event, as well as shopping for the items we needed.

Last, but not least, a big thanks to World Vision and to the Boeing Blue Bills for the donation of 120 backpacks and support of this and other similar events throughout Snohomish County. This event allows families with limited resources to send their students off to school fully equipped and ready to succeed. There’s nothing more important than that!

Dave Wood

Director of Services

Sky Valley Community Resource Center

Volunteers of America Western Washington


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