Since COVID protocols were put in place in March 2020, our Good Samaritan Readers program has been put on hold. Last week, we welcomed back our first tutor to Woodland Elementary. Our longtime Good Samaritan Reader Barb helped a third-grader with her reading. Woodland Site Coordinator Mary Burkholder, had this to say about the interaction: […]

The holidays are fast approaching and we’ve kicked off our annual Operation Turkey campaign to provide local families with complete Thanksgiving meals. With families still struggling through these unpredictable times, we’re asking our partners and fellow community members to donate to this cause to help lessen the stress of Thanksgiving planning for the families we serve. With […]

A car full of donated school supplies

Every year we partner with Red Canoe Credit Union to collect school supplies for all 33 schools in the Puyallup School District. Drive Dates: July 26-August 13 Hybrid Model This Year This year, Red Canoe will not only be matching school supply donations dollar per pound, but they will also be matching donations made online […]

One of our students had not been engaging in any online learning. As a result of her consistent absences, she was going to be dropped from the school. This student has been a part of our weekend food program since last year. Due to the school closure, I was in frequent contact with mom last year, […]

15th Annual Friendraiser, March 9th, 2021. The Story of Communities In Schools of Puyallup. A Virtual Fundraiser

For fourteen years, the Puyallup community has gathered at the fairgrounds to support local students. Communities In Schools of Puyallup’s Friendraiser is beloved community event. This year, we may not have been able to gather at the fairgrounds to eat scones, share successes, and celebrate award winners, we were able to gather online at Communities […]

2020 Holiday Help

This year’s Holiday Help was the biggest that our organization has ever seen. We had an unprecedented amount of requests for both Thanksgiving and Holiday Help. With the support of our community, we were able to meet the need. For Thanksgiving 701 students received support and for the Holidays, 809 students received support at Dessie […]

Rent and Mortgage Assistance

Eligibility We have received CARES Act Funds through the Puyallup City Council to provide emergency relief grants for residential housing assistance. Through this funding, Communities In Schools will be providing rental or mortgage relief for one month (up to $1,500) to eligible families. The eligibility for this funding includes (but is not limited to): Families […]

Back to School Community Support, The Salvation Army and Communities In Schools of Puyallup

Salvation Army Partnership Our Faith Partnership Coordinator has built a great partnership with our local Salvation Army- Puyallup Valley Corps. Keep reading this story from one of our Site Coordinators to find out how this partnership created a great back to school experience for a couple of local students:  A Shopping Spree! “At 8:45pm on […]

In schools and beyond. In times of crisis, always #AllInForKids.

School Closure Highlights At Communities In Schools of Puyallup, we are always All In For Kids, both in schools and beyond. When school buildings closed in March, we were able to adapt our services to continue supporting students in Puyallup. With a focus on basic needs and well-being of students, Site Coordinators dedicated their time […]

Project Book Barn: Providing kids with books when schools are closed. Hosted By: Jessica Mulvey. Benefiting: Communities In Schools of Puyallup

We have a goal to collect 5,000 books for Puyallup School District students to have while schools are closed.  Update May 27 We have collected over 5,000 books! The books were assembled into mini libraries that are now on their way to all 22 elementary schools and will be available for families to pick up […]