Northshore School District to kick off its annual Backpacks for Kids campaign
July 5, 2012 · 3:09 PM
Northshore School District’s 13th annual Backpacks for Kids school supply donation campaign will run July 13 through Aug. 3.
The school district, Woodinville Chamber Education Committee and the Northshore Kiwanis are coordinating a community-wide drive to benefit more than 850 Northshore students whose families are unable to send their children to school with necessary school supplies. NSD families in need of this resource should contact their school office.
Local businesses, civic buildings and churches have volunteered to be collection sites during the donation drive. A list of special donors and community collection sites can be found at www.nsd.org.
Northshore is currently looking for volunteers to help assemble backpacks on Aug. 10. Student community service hours are available upon request. Contact Cecilia Shumate at (425) 408-7670 or email@example.com if you’d like to help assemble backpacks on Aug. 10 or for program information.
Monetary donations (payable to Backpacks for Kids) can be sent to the Northshore School District Administrative Center, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, WA 98021.
Requested supplies that every student needs include: new, sturdy backpack (neutral colors), color pencils (eight or 12 count), 2 inch three-ring binder, markers (wide tip), No. 2 lead pencils, dividers (five count), eraser/eraser tops, 12 inch ruler, scissors (blunt and pointed tip), pencil pouch, glue sticks, notebook paper (college and wide rule), blue or black ink pens, spiral notebook (college and wide rule), red ink pen, pocket folder (no metal clasps), crayons (16 or 24 count), highlighter, composition notebook (college and wide rule).