The Back to School event is a community effort that provides school supplies, hair cuts, and clothing assistance for families in the Shoreline School District who are living with a low income and/or experiencing circumstances in their life that make it challenging to prepare their children for going back to school in the fall. For the past 17 years, the Shoreline community has come together to support our students and their success. This year we plan to serve 1,000 students.
Saturday, August 24th 2019 12:30-4pm @ Ridgecrest Elementary
Registration is now open! Registration deadline: August 9 - Online at www.btsconsortium.org (preferred) - Mail in a registration form - Call the BTS Info Line at 206-393-4916 Leave a message and a volunteer will call back to register you over the phone. - Contact your School Nurse or Family Advocate
Donations of backpacks, school supplies, socks, underwear, shampoo, and conditioner can be made at the Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE in Shoreline. Other drop box locations include The Dale Turner Family YMCA, the Spartan Gym, Third Place Books and all the Shoreline and LFP Starbucks. Look for the boxes with the yellow school bus logo.
A list of needed items can be found at http://btsconsortium.org/donate.html#supplies. This year’s most needed school supplies are: composition notebooks, ear buds, loose leaf dividers, pointed and blunt tip scissors, fine line color markers, and scientific calculators.
Opportunities to volunteer prior to or on the day of the event will be posted soon or feel free to leave a message on The WORKS information line.
Back to School Consortium Members include the Center for Human Services; City of Shoreline; Dale Turner Family YMCA; Hopelink; Ronald United Methodist Church; The Salvation Army; Shoreline Community Care; Shoreline School District; Turning Point; and The WORKS of Shoreline PTA Council; Lake Forest Park Rotary, and Shoreline Breakfast Rotary have generously participated for many years.