You can help! West Seattle Girl Scouts collecting school supplies to help other kids

August 8, 2014 at 9:04 am | In How to help, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

Less than four weeks until the new school year, and kindhearted West Seattleites are working to make sure that no kid goes without the school supplies s/he needs for success. Among those collecting donations: West Seattle Girl Scout Troop 45077, working with Pencil Me In For Kids, taking donations earmarked for scholars at Highland Park Elementary. We received word of their drive, and the photo, from troop leader Kari:

All of the girls have boxes at their homes and are collecting from friends, family, and neighbors. They also have a donation box at Mind Unwind, located at 2206 California Ave SW. Their goal is to be able to donate 34 backpacks filled with school supplies to Highland Park Elementary and are collecting donations until August 17th. So, they don’t have much time to meet their goal and could use everyone’s help.

(Kari’s original note also included a request for publication from Sophia, who is a troop member as is Kari’s daughter Morgan.) The fine print on the sign toward the right side of the photo says they’re looking in particular for:

*Rulers
*Notebooks
*Children’s books
*Paper
*Pencils
*Pens
*Backpacks
*Highlighters
*Erasers
*Glue/glue sticks
*Binders

2 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for covering this worthwhile effort on the part of some awesome Girl Scouts! I admit to a “small” bias as my wonderful wife Kari is their Troop Leader.

    Just a bit of clarification…

    Although Sophia is an amazing and terrific person and like a second daughter, Morgan is our daughter… but they are both in the troop and BFFs so no problems!

    Thanks again for getting the word out and my deepest gratitude to the whole WSB Team for all you do for our community.

    Comment by Beau — 10:05 am August 8, 2014 #

  2. Fixing the identification and attribution. Kari had included a message from Sophia that didn’t make the cut-and-paste block above but I did want to attribute to her … so I found another way, in the repair. Good luck with the drive! – TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:17 am August 8, 2014 #

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