Children deserve the opportunity to succeed, in school and in life. But not all families have the resources to make this happen.
With your help, YWCA School Days gives children who live in our emergency and transitional housing the supplies they need to start the school year right. This annual program kicks-off in June and ends in August, just in time for back-to-school.
To make a School Days donation, please download and complete the School Days Sponsor Form (PDF) and return it to your local School Days contact, listed on the left.
Click here to make a School Days donation online. If you have any other questions, please contact one of the listed Community Resource Coordinators.
- Make a $40 donation to School Days and one child will receive a backpack and supplies from the YWCA. Click here to make a donation online or send your check directly to the YWCA. Please make checks payable to YWCA School Days and send to: YWCA Development, 1118 Fifth Avenue, Seattle WA, 98101.
- Donate one or more backpacks filled with supplies. Get your family into the giving spirit by filling backpacks together with supplies and bringing them directly to the YWCA in your neighborhood. Click here for a list of recommended back-to-school supplies (PDF).
- Organize a supply drive with your friends and co-workers. Collect supplies all summer or set-up a one-day supply drive at your workplace or with your community group. These supplies will be used for children who enter our emprograms after our bulk order has been placed.
Your School Days donation will be used to purchase backpacks and school supplies in bulk. These will be filled by YWCA volunteers over the summer and distributed to youth before school starts. You can also donate fully-loaded backpacks or supplies directly to the YWCA in your area.
In 2012, the YWCA gave more than 1,500 children in need backpacks filled with school supplies! Providing quality school supplies to children in need is part of our larger effort to empower families to succeed in life.
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