The Back to School Consortium provides school supplies and clothing for children in the Shoreline School District, and on July 24 all residents can help.
The Center for Human Services will be staffing a booth at the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market to collect school supplies and financial contributions for families in need.
A total of 1,889 children in the Shoreline School District receive free and reduced priced lunch, and last year the Back to School Consortium helped 600 students with school supplies and clothing. The goal this year is to serve 1,000 students.
The Center for Human Services will be sponsoring this event at the Farmers Market and local merchants will be cooperating. Residents can purchase school supplies for the Back to School Consortium at Albertson’s and Rite Aid.
The Back to School Consortium is collecting the following supplies: new socks (all children’s sizes); 12-inch rulers; new underwear (all children’s sizes); pens (black, blue and red); backpacks; colored pencils; folders; three-ring notebooks (1- or 2-inch); erasers; yellow highlighters; crayons (24 packs); pencil pouches; blunt and sharp scissors; notebook dividers; glue sticks; permanent markers; markers (wide tip); composition notebooks; bottled glue; calculators; hygiene products (shampoo, toothpaste and deodorant); pencil boxes; spiral notebooks (wide- and college-ruled); and notebook paper (wide- and college-ruled).
Residents can also give a financial gift to help purchase school supplies and clothing for students.
It costs a parent at least:
• $15 to buy new underwear and socks for a child;
• $35 to buy supplies for a Kindergarten-second grader;
• $55 to buy supplies for a third-sixth grader; and
• $75 to buy supplies for a seventh-12th grader.
The Center for Human Services will provide a collection box at City Hall during the summer for people who cannot come to the July 24 event. Drop off donations during business hours at City Hall, 17425 Ballinger Way NE., Lake Forest Park.