As you go back to school shopping this weekend, consider adding a few more items to your cart to help Bellevue kids in need go back to school with everything they need to succeed this year.
August 24th and 25th area YMCA’s, including the Bellevue YMCA, are collecting new backpacks in partnership with Treehouse. Treehouse provides support to kids living in foster care. Last year the non-profit organization helped over 6,000 foster children.
The non-profit organization HopeLink is collecting school supplies to help 3,000 kids begin the school year on equal footing with their peers by providing backpacks and school supplies. You can help by donating supplies or making an online donation of $40 – the approximate amount the organization needs to fill one student’s backpack with a year’s worth of supplies. More information is available on the non-profit’s website.
Sleep Country is also collecting school supplies in support of foster children this weekend at all locations including the Sleep Country USA store at 833 Bellevue Way. Drop off donations this weekend of new school supplies including backpacks, flash drives, binders, multi-subject notebooks, pens and pencils.
Clothing and Shoes
Two eastside non-profit organizations provide new clothes and shoes for kids in need. Bellevue LifeSpring’s Clothes-4-Kids program provides vouchers for new back to school clothes and shoes to qualifying students attending Bellevue schools. The Assistance League of the Eastside also provides new clothes and shoes to students in need through the Operation School Bell program. Information on donating to Bellevue LifeSpring is available on the organization’s website and donation information for the Assistance League of the Eastside is available online.