Shoreline PTA Council through Family Services provides support to Shoreline School District families with a low income or circumstances that make it challenging to; clothe their children, provide holiday food and gifts and be ready to start school in the fall.
Clothing: The WORKS clothing room offers clean, gently-used children’s and teen clothing. The WORKS is open every Wednesday during the school year that the schools are open. Families can come and shop from 6:30-8:00 PM. Each child is given an allotment of clothing for the year. The WORKS also provides each child with new socks and underwear. In addition each family is given a hygiene pack either at the Back to School Event or on their first visit to The WORKS. See The WORKS.
Holiday Food and Gifts: Holiday Baskets: Food, Toys, Teen Gifts is the combined efforts of Shoreline PTA Council and the Shoreline Fire Department to provide holiday food and gift support to Shoreline School District families. Local PTA units drive for food and Teen Gifts for two weeks in December. The food and gifts collected are brought to Kellogg Middle School where volunteers sort and box the food ready for families. Families pick up their food and ‘shop’ for gifts the Saturday before Winter Break. Families finding they need this service should contact their school nurse. See Holiday Baskets.
Back to School Support: The Shoreline PTA Council through The WORKS is part of the Back to School Consortium. The Consortium provides school supplies, hair cuts and clothing assistance to low income families within the Shoreline School District at its annual Back to School Event. For more information see Back to School.
Be SMART for kids: The Be SMART framework is designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries. From the Be SMART website: "The COVID-19 crisis has created new challenges for parents. Kids are out of school and spending more time at home. The boredom and isolation they may be feeling pose additional risks to their safety. Securing all guns in the home-storing them locked, unloaded, and separate from ammunition-can save your child's life." Learn more at www.besmartforkids.org.