Little Red Schoolhouse Project
School Supplies & Fund Drive August 9, 2013
Imagine having to choose between buying food and clothes or crayons, pens, scissors, paper, and a notebook for your school-age child! Each year, many parents look at the brightly colored "Back to School" banners with dread as they face exactly these choices. The average cost of school supplies per child has grown to almost $75 per child. Add a backpack, socks and underwear, and a new coat and the cost is now beyond many parents who are already struggling to pay for rent, gas, and medical check-ups!
The Little Red Schoolhouse Project (www.redschool.org) was founded in response to this need. Our goal is to see every child start school with basic school supplies, a backpack, and new socks and underwear. LRS will not be accepting other clothing donations this year!
How can I help? Pick up extra coats, socks, and underwear or school supplies (such as backpacks, lined paper, 3-ring binders, rulers, crayons, child-size scissors, pencils, and backpacks) when you're shopping with your kids -- or donate cash to buy new backpacks.
Mixx 96.1 Back-to-School Drive! Please donate backpacks, coats, socks and underwear, school supplies, and cash Friday, August 9, 2013. Mixx 96.1 will be taking your donations from our live broadcast site on the corner of State and Washington in downtown Olympia 6am to 6pm!
Where else can I donate? You can also make coats, socks, underwear, and supplies donations at Capital City Storage, 9520 Kimmie Rd. SW, Tumwater 352-1974; Garden Courte Memory Care Community, 626 Lilly Rd. NE, Olympia 491-4435; Olympia Lacey Church of God, 5005 Lacey Blvd. SE, Lacey 491-0414; and all five area Heritage Banks: 201 5th Ave., Olympia 943-1500; 4400 Pacific Avenue, Lacey 491-4350; 5301 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater 943-5100; 5800 Rainier Loop, Indian Summer 438-2002; and 900 Cooper Pt. Rd., West Olympia 705-3500.
Checks can be made out to Little Red Schoolhouse and mailed to: P.O. Box 6302, Olympia, WA 98507
Cash donations help buy supplies in bulk!
I'd like to volunteer! Thank you! Please call Cheryl Huffman at 360-438-1100 x1143.
Distribution Day: FREE Distribution of supplies, socks, underwear, and coats will take place Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 8am to 6pm at: Capital High School, 2707 Conger Ave. NW, Olympia 98502 (off Cooper Pt. Rd. on Olympia’s Westside, Intercity Bus Route #45.) Open to all families in need.
If you know a family who may need help, please let them know!
Who is involved? The Little Red Schoolhouse Project Committee is a joint effort of local social service agencies, churches, businesses and individuals to help children have the basics to return to school with pride.
Member partners are:
* Community Action Council
* Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
* Junior League of Olympia
* Mixx 96.1 KXXO
* Olympia Lacey Church of God
* St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church
* St. John’s Episcopal Church
* Sound to Harbor Headstart
* United Churches
The Little Red Schoolhouse Project is a project of TOGETHER!.
More Info: www.redschool.org, Call Community Action Council, 360-438-1100 extension 1143 or email LRSmail@mixx96.com