BACK-TO-SCHOOL DONATION DRIVE FOR FOSTER KIDS
Treehouse Wearhouse helps foster kids dress for school success
WHAT: Are you looking for ways to teach your children to give back to others? You, your kids and your blog community are invited to help local youth in foster care have access to the items they need to feel confident, prepared, and ready to learn in school this coming year by hosting a back-to-school donation drive. By collecting essentials like clothing, backpacks and cash donations in support of the Treehouse Wearhouse, a free retail store for youth in foster care, you can help foster kids shine their first day of school. More than 800 foster youth and their caregivers will shop at the Treehouse Wearhouse during the back-to-school season stocking up on critical resources (more than 15,000 items!) that will enable them to feel good and fit in at school.
WHEN: Back-to-school drives are held by local families and organizations throughout July and August.
Back-to-school donations can be dropped off at the Treehouse Wearhouse during the following times:
Fri., Aug. 16 & 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Treehouse Wearhouse
2100 24th Avenue S. / Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98144-4643
WHY: For foster kids, being placed in foster care means losing everything-clothing, toys, family photos-and starting over from scratch. For foster parents, the state only covers about 60% of the costs of basic care, leaving foster parents facing a chronic financial gap. The Wearhouse serves more than 1,800 youth each year by ensuring they have access to the items they need to feel confident, prepared, and ready to learn at school. In 2012, foster youth shopping at the Wearhouse received nearly 100,000 items of clothing, toys and supplies valued at more than one million dollars.