Families: Get School Supplies and More on Aug. 16

By United Way of King County, on August 14, 2018 | In Fighting Homelessness

Do you have a daunting school supplies list you need filled for your kids? Kids needing back-to-school haircuts and shoes to get them through the year? You’re invited to the Family Resource Exchange on Aug. 16.

United Way Family Resource Exchange
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018
2-6 p.m.
Olympic Hills Elementary in Northgate

FREE resources you can get include:

  • Backpacks filled with school supplies
  • Shoes for kids and adults
  • Haircuts
  • Housing and jobs resources
  • Resources and help signing up for child care assistance, tax help, public benefits and much more
  • Sno-cones and kids activities
  • BBQ dinner with hot dogs and burgers for all guests
  • On-site child care available

Why a Family Resource Exchange?

Education is crucial to breaking the cycle of poverty for families. And starting the school year off right is key to a successful academic year. Help with school supplies as well as essential resources to avoid or move out of homelessness and poverty? Well that’s just a huge win for at-risk, immigrant and refugee families.

Homelessness is a crisis in the Seattle area as more than 12,000 people are without a place to call home. This includes families with children attending school.

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A huge thank-you to Starbucks for supporting the Family Resource Exchange by generously investing in Streets to Home, one of United Way’s housing programs. And thank you to all our partners in this Family Resource Exchange. Together, we’re building a community where people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable.

Also check out our Community Resource Exchange, which also helps families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the Seattle area.





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