School Supplies Needed!

We have been asked to help provide basic school supplies for children living in Compass Housing Alliance (CHA) communities before school starts.  PRLC is a long-time sponsor of CHA which provides housing, shelter and support services to people experiencing homelessness and poverty in the Puget Sound region. There are 46 children who are 12 years of age and under, and 22 children who are 13 to 18 years of age.

The elementary age children need:

  • backpacks
  • pencils
  • notebooks
  • glue
  • erasers
  • colored pencils
  • scissors
  • paper
  • rulers
  • pencil pouches
  • crayons

The middle school and high school children need:

  • backpacks
  • pencils
  • pens
  • notebooks
  • glue
  • highlighters
  • post-its
  • erasers
  • colored pencils
  • scissors
  • paper
  • rulers
  • folders
  • dividers
  • calculators
  • pencil pouches
  • compasses
  • 3-ring binders
  • graph paper
  • flash drives

There will be a large box marked “School Supplies for CHA” in the narthex Sundays between now and August 19th.  Please shop the sales and give what you can. School supplies are standard purchases for most kids, but if your family is income-challenged, school supplies compete with food and health care for a family’s limited resources.

Thanks so much for your generosity!  Questions? Email PRLC member Sally Thompson (seattlesally2000@yahoo.com).