We were recently contacted by a Shoreline school district parent who had seen a FB post we shared that originated from the Shorewood High School Boosters. This post was regarding a fundraiser featuring an item using the school’s current mascot, which is an image of a Thunderbird, a common figure in the mythology of many Native American tribes. We apologize for the impact this has had on this individual and others who are experiencing trauma due to the appropriation of Native American images and the derogatory and stereotypical portrayals of Indigenous people. The PTA Council Board is educating ourselves on this issue and will do better to be thoughtful about the potential harm that may be caused by images and/or messaging that we promote. You can read more on the topic of appropriation of Indigenous images and culture at the links below: https://thekolus.com/2338/opinion/shorewoods-appropriation-of-the-thunderbird/
For information resources or information about ways to support those in our Asian communities, please see our Family Services page.
The WORKS is open by appointment only on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Please see the WORKS page for more information. Family and Student Supports
Shoreline PTA Council is pleased to be working with our community partners to support students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic and building capacity for serving the broader community. If you are in need of support (or can lend support), please check out the information below. Shoreline School District Families and Staff Community Facebook page
Community Food Support
Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is offering to-go meals with drive through/walk-up at Spartan Recreation Center (202 NE 185th St, Shoreline, drive back to the rear door) from 11:30am - 12:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Meals are for kids AND adults. No sign-ups necessary – just drop by! Schedule: Monday – two lunches and a pack of four breakfast meals Wednesday – two meals Friday - one meal and weekend food pack (includes 6 meals) Contact email@example.com or 206-538-6567 with any questions.
Food Bank Home Delivery! United Way of King County, Food Lifeline, the City of Seattle and Metro Access are offering home delivery of emergency food across Seattle, North King County and East King County during COVID-19. This resource is available to anyone who: - Lives in Seattle, North King County or East King County - Is unable to access their local food bank in person - Is unable to afford groceries To order a food box, fill out this online form https://bit.ly/3dG81ot, or call United Way of King County at 1-833-540-0800, Monday through Friday from 11 am - 4 pm. At this time, households can order up to three food boxes per delivery. You can also find a nearby food bank at www.foodlifeline.org/need-food.
WithinReach hotline (1-800-322-2588) can help families apply for food benefit programs along with provide connection to additional food resources (in a variety of languages) www.withinreachwa.org
Richmond Highlands: First Lutheran Church, 18354 8th Ave NW
Richmond Beach: 1422 NW 195th St.
Echo Lake/Northridge: 20008 6th Ave NE (park on 200th side)
Ballinger: 1230 NE 198th St.
North City Little Free Pantry: 18910 8th Ave. NE - food, clothes, & household items
1702 NE 192nd St.
North City: 1674 NE 185th
Lake Forest Park: 18492 Ballinger Way NE
Lake Forest Park: 19514 40th Pl NE
Lake Forest Park: 19706 30th Ave NE
Mountlake Terrace: 20346 21st Ave NE.
Mountlake Terrace: 23222 56th Ave W., between Calvary Fellowship Church & Espresso Break
Brier Community Pantry: 22880-22924, Brier Rd
Are you in need of utility support, rental assistance or transportation funds? Contact: - Hopelink (206-440-7300) - Shoreline Community Cares(Call 206-496-3116 to schedule a phone interview; no eviction notice or utility shut off required. Includes funds from City of Shoreline grant, as well as other funds from local churches and individuals.) - North Helpline (206-365-8043)
Donate food items (preferably only what you already have on hand) and provide funding support for food and rent assistance through North Helpline(12736 33rd Ave. NE, Seattle). 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tues., Thurs., & Fri. Ring doorbell next to double doors on side of the top of driveway - do not enter warehouse.