Update: Over 1,600 students started the school year with new backpacks and school supplies thanks to Congregations for Kids! They included 65 additional backpacks with supplies for students that may enter in throughout the school year.
This week, volunteers are at work for the Congregation for Kids “Good Start Back to School” project. They have assembled backpacks and school supplies for nearly 1,700 Bellevue School District students. Congregation for Kids partners with the Bellevue School District, local businesses and other community organizations to equip students in need of assistance with backpacks and supplies they need for the new school year.
Students who qualify can pick up their backpacks and supplies prior to the start of school. The backpacks and supplies are tailored to each student – from kindergarten through high school. Extra backpacks are also packed for qualifying students entering later in the school year.
A new addition this year are kits specially-made for kindergarten through 3rd graders, so they can have supplies at home. Those kits contain supplies such as pencils, scissors, crayons, glue sticks, colored pencils and markers.
Learn more about Congregations for Kids on their website.