With the start of the school year just around the corner, Enumclaw Youth and Family Services is again asking community members, businesses and churches for their support in providing school supplies and backpacks to more than 350 children from low-income families in the community.
School supplies and backpacks will be collected until Aug. 19 and will be distributed from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 22 at J.J. Smith Elementary School in Enumclaw.
When parents arrive, they will be asked to provide the names (or names) or their children, their ages and what schools they attend. Supplies can only be given to children attending the Enumclaw School District.
Last year, the Youth Center distributed 350 backpacks filled with school supplies and they went fast. Students will need: collators, packs of wide-rule and college-rule paper, college and wide-rule spiral paper, composition notebooks, colored pencils, rulers, packs of blue, black and red pens, glue bottles, glue sticks, water color markers (eight count), crayons (16 count), scissors, pencils, pencil sharpeners, packs of erasers and dividers.
It is asked that only new supplies be donated. Supplies may be dropped at the Enumclaw Youth Center, 1356 Cole St. in Enumclaw.
For information, contact EYFS Case Manager Christine Adkins at 360-825-4586, ext. 5654.