I can’t go back, but I can certainly help out now | Editor’s Notebook

Looking back on my childhood, I always had what I needed on the first day of school and every day throughout the year. Not having a backpack full of school supplies was never an issue for me. There were times when I noticed some of my classmates that didn’t always have everything that I did in the classroom. I would share a pencil here and a piece of paper there, but never really thought much about it.

Looking back on my childhood, I always had what I needed on the first day of school and every day throughout the year.

Not having a backpack full of school supplies was never an issue for me.

There were times when I noticed some of my classmates that didn’t always have everything that I did in the classroom.

I would share a pencil here and a piece of paper there, but never really thought much about it.

It never dawned on me that maybe their family couldn’t afford to purchase school supplies. I just figured they forgot their supplies at home.

I was happy to help. After writing about the Backpacks for Kids school-supply donation campaign, I wish I would have helped more when I was growing up.

We often get so focused on our own lives that we don’t always pay attention to what others are up to.

I can’t go back to my school days and change things, but I can certainly thank those making donations and the people at the Northshore School District,  Northshore Kiwanis and Woodinville Chamber Education Committee for supplying full backpacks to students in need through the campaign, which is under way now through Aug. 3.

If we would have had a program like this when I was growing up, I certainly would have jumped on board. And I encourage Reporter readers to look into the Backpacks for Kids campaign and think about reaching out to others in the next two weeks.

I’m certainly going to make up for lost time and lend a hand.

More in Opinion

The soul of history | Windows and Mirrors

Syrian arts curator and cultural advisor shares how art can tell the story of history.

Not too late to prevent more deaths | Letter

Thank you for the recent article in the Feb. 5 edition of… Continue reading

What about inequality? | Letter

One drawback with having so much of the media controlled by billionaires… Continue reading

Funding solution | Letter

Easy way to get rid of King County funding struggles: get rid… Continue reading

Controversial 2018 election mailers were audacious — and legal

Misleading postcards didn’t violate election laws because they touted non-candidates, the PDC found.

Fraudster-in-Chief | Letter

In October 2016, a neighbor explained to me he was supporting then-presidential-candidate… Continue reading

Time for the state to invest in higher education | Guest editorial

Lack of funding of higher education has created a situation that is unsustainable.

Combating bigotry | Windows and Mirrors

Author and journalist Jonathan Weisman visited the Stroum Jewish Community Center to as part of the center’s “Words to the Wise” series.

Country Village is a wonderful place | Letter

Is anyone still outraged by the soon-to-be destruction of Country Village? I… Continue reading

Thank you Rep. DelBene | Letter

The Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act has just… Continue reading

Male-only no more: The next House Speaker will be a woman

The Frank Chopp era will end soon. Everett’s Robinson is among a crowd of women who may seek the job.

Paying twice for their mistakes | Windows and Mirrors

Southeast Asians are at greater risk of being deported to countries many haven’t been to since they were young or have never been to.