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Back to School Event Slated for Saturday, Aug. 27

The event helps outfit children from low-income families with needed supplies for school

The annual Shoreline Back To School event, which provides school supplies, hair cuts, and clothing assistance to Shoreline School District families with low incomes and/ or circumstances that make it challenging to adequately prepare their children for school, is scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 27.

In 2010, more than 1,000 students received needed school supplies and clothing at the Back to School Consortium event.

Registration is closed for the event, which will be held from 1 - 4 p.m. on Saturday at the North City building, 816 NE 190th, in Shoreline, but donations of backpacks, school supplies, hygiene products, socks, underwear and books can be made at the , 17018 15th Ave. NE in Shoreline. Financial donations are also welcome.

Other donation locations include Shoreline Center, , , , Rite Aid, Starbucks and Walgreens locations and many area churches.

The Works of Shoreline PTA Council will be open for clothing donations each Wednesday evening in August at the North City building. Call 206-393-4916 for more information, or visit the Back To School Consortium Web site.

Back to School Consortium Members include the Center for Human Services; City of Shoreline; Dale Turner Family YMCA; Hopelink; Ronald United Methodist Church; Lake Forest Park Rotary; Shoreline Breakfast Rotary; Shoreline Community Care; The Works of Shoreline PTA Council; Shoreline School District and the Readiness to Learn Program; Turning Point; and The Vineyard.

--Information from the Shoreline School District

Doris McConnell August 28, 2011 at 07:58 PM
I have participated in this Back to School event since its modest beginning and it never ceases to amaze me how more and more organizations and businesses want to help out. As the needs of our community increase, so does the willingness of the community to support this event. As a volunteer this year, it was so wonderful to see the smiles on the faces of all the parents and children who came to get new backpacks, school supplies, hot dogs and maybe a haircut. It took many, many volunteers to help the thousands of children and their parents go through the different stations. Although I have moved out of volunteering in the school district, many of the Shoreline PTA Council's community outreach programs will always be near and dear to my heart. This community is doing an awesome job and there were thousands of happy parents and children at North City Elementary yesterday. Good job everyone!

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