The Enumclaw Youth Center, operated by the Y Social Impact Center in Enumclaw

Donations sought for kids heading back to school

Annual effort has started to provide back-to-school supplies to kids from low-income families.

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:30am
  • News

The annual drive to collect school supplies for kids from low-income families is under way.

The effort is being coordinated by the Y Social Impact Center, formerly known as Nexus Youth and Families. Donations can be dropped off at the center, 1356 Cole St., and will be distributed to children attending the Enumclaw School District. The deadline for making donations is Aug. 16.

The list of needed supplies includes: college-rule paper, wide-rule paper, spiral notebooks (both college-rule and wide-rule), compilation notebooks, folders, pens (black, blue and red), No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, markers, highlighters, black Sharpies, pink erasers, pencil-top erasers, Elmer’s glue, glue sticks, rulers, pencil sharpeners and scissors.

Once everything is gathered and inventoried, volunteers fill donated backpacks which are turned over to parents. The supplies will be available for pick-up between 10 a.m. and noon Aug. 19 at the J.J. Smith building, 1640 Fell St.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 500 words or less.

More in News

A student in Jody Emerson’s third grade class at Southwood Elementary listens in. Photo by Alex Bruell
Plateau students head back to class

Even in a life-changing pandemic, a kid is still a kid.

Provided by the City of Enumclaw, this map shows the ironman bike route where it cuts through the core of the city.
Road closures and detours during Sunday’s ironman race through Enumclaw

Some local streets will be affected by the race.

Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)
Waste management expert knocks county’s plan to expand landfill

The waste management advocate said the decision to expand seems pre-determined despite assessment.

This image was shared by the King County Sheriff’s Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit-and-run of a Maple Valley man. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office
King County Sheriff’s Office released this photo of the Toyota Camry that reportedly hit and killed a Maple Valley man in July. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office
SeaTac girl, 15, charged with second-degree murder in jogger’s death

Reportedly used her vehicle to ‘scare him’ while driving in Maple Valley

file photo
State employees including first responders sue state over vaccine mandate

The lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 90 plaintiffs claims Inslee’s order is unconstitutional.

Police lights
Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Aug. 24 – Sept. 8 |

Shoplifting, thefts and reports of drug paraphernalia.

Photo by Ashley Britschgi 
Jaeda Walker eyes her wooden ax throw.
Log show returns, first with the kids

The main event returns this weekend with ax throwing, log rolling and more.

Mandates and missions: How local organizations are gearing up for vaccine deadline

Gov. Inslee says many government workers must be vaccinated by Oct. 18. What will that look like?

Most Read