HOW TO HELP: Highland Park Elementary PTA working to ensure people stay fed

The Highland Park Elementary PTA is working to ensure community members stay fed. If you need help – or can offer help – here’s what Laura Olson, co-president, sent us along with the photos:

We are here at Highland Park Elementary, handing out grocery bags of food and sack lunches to our school families. We’ll be here all day, until 7 and again tomorrow.

Food is available to our community members in need; please stop by. We are taking donations of food or volunteers, and donations can be made via PayPal to Thank you for your help! The more support we receive, the more families we can help during this school closure.

HPE is at 1012 SW Trenton [map].

12 Replies to "HOW TO HELP: Highland Park Elementary PTA working to ensure people stay fed"

  • CMC March 12, 2020 (2:09 pm)

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this.

  • Lauren March 12, 2020 (5:20 pm)

    Thank you so much for helping us get the word out!! We have received 500 in donations today, and that is going straight back to our families.

    • Gyngersnao March 12, 2020 (10:49 pm)

      I love everything about this! Bless you, big time! I will happily donate.

      • Lauren March 15, 2020 (1:40 pm)

        Thank you so much!!! I just looked at our PayPal account – our community has donated enough to keep a drive going for several more weeks at least!♥️♥️♥️

        • WSB March 15, 2020 (1:47 pm)

          Please let us know days/hours you’ll be there – besides updating individual items, we’ll be creating calendar listings and master lists too.

  • LJ March 12, 2020 (10:46 pm)

    Thanks WSB  for sharing – I really hope y’all can keep posting these opportunities. I am sure that there are many folks in our community that could really use support right now, so it’s awesome to have a place where these can get aggregated.

  • vanessa March 13, 2020 (7:05 am)

    If you or anyone you know has a surplus of hand sanitizer please consider donating some to us. We are trying to serve our community and have no access to wash our hand so gloves and hand sanitizer is all we have. I gave my only bottle yesterday and someone showed up with another half of a bottle but those will both be gone by today. 1012 SW Trenton. We will be here 7:30-6:30 Thank you! 

  • Janelle March 13, 2020 (8:30 am)

    This is good to see!

    WSB, I’m wondering if there are outreach efforts happening for homeless folks, have you heard of anything? I imagine they are out there without regular access to the news, and many likely unaware of this outbreak and how serious it is. Might also be wondering why there are less people out and about in the world this week, less people to reach out to for a bit of help.

  • Sonja March 14, 2020 (2:07 pm)

    Hey all!  Loving this and curious if there is a particular drop off/pick up point that we might be able to drop off boxes of kids books.  Pegasus Books in the junction has received boxes of donated books and is looking for a place to disperse them.  I’m assuming Highline students could use this given the schools and libraries are closed- but where would be the best place to drop them?  And how could I communicate to the community that they are there to take?  Any thoughts?

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