3 weeks till school: West Seattle Helpline backpack drive revs up

(Photo from last year’s backpack giveaway, courtesy West Seattle Helpline)
Three weeks from today, it’s the first day of the new school year for most Seattle Public Schools campuses – with many private schools starting then (if not sooner) too. And that’s why West Seattle Helpline< is revving up its annual backpack drive right now. They’re collecting not only backpacks to give away to students who need them, but also school-age clothing to give away with the backpacks. To find out how/where to donate clothing, just call the Helpline at 206.932.4357; you can drop off backpacks not only at Helpline HQ but also at CAPERS in The Junction.

2 Replies to "3 weeks till school: West Seattle Helpline backpack drive revs up"

  • Slider August 18, 2010 (2:07 pm)

    Do the backpacks have to be new or can they be gently used?

  • DMC August 20, 2010 (9:13 am)

    The packs need to be new. We fill them with supplies that are typically needed for a child of that age. We ask that the packs be new as sometimes this is the only thing the kids get toward their school year. The packs don’t need to be fancy though-I think Target was having a great sale.

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