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