Hands holding bread shaped like a heart

Fall is officially in the air, which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner. For some of us, that evokes feelings of excitement– memories of sitting around a table and sharing a meal with the ones we love. For others of us, this can be a stressful time–desiring to provide those memories for our families, […]

Volunteers at the School Supply Sort

We had a goal to beat the 4,249 pounds of school supplies collected last year for Fill the Canoe. Thanks to our amazing partners and community members, we beat that number by a couple thousand pounds! This year, 6,664 pounds of school supplies were collected! Thank you to everyone who donated. Schools have already been […]

A student and his tutor

Last fall, we asked our partners and supporters to help kids start the year off on the right foot! By donating five dollars, we are all giving these kids an imaginary high five and telling them that their community is here to support them! This was a simple ask with a huge impact: by donating […]

A car full of donated school supplies

Help Students Start the Year out Right Every year we partner with Red Canoe Credit Union to collect school supplies for all 32 schools in the Puyallup School District. For every pound that is donated, Red Canoe Credit Union will match on the dollar! We are looking to surpass last years poundage of over 4000!!! If […]

Volunteer of the year award winner.

We could not be more thrilled for all the support of our community at this year’s Friendraiser! We had a full room and over $54,000 was raised to support students in the Puyallup School District! We gave out the following awards to very deserving individuals: Community Partner of the Year: Puyallup School District Volunteer Citizens of […]

Holiday Decorations next to the words "Holiday Help"

Thank you to all the countless individuals, organizations, and business that supported students and their families during this holiday season. The generous donations of clothing, food, and gifts made all the difference to families in need.We were able to support more families this year than ever before. 688 students received Holiday Help this year, thanks […]

14th Annual Friendraiser logo

We are so excited that we are coming up to our 14th annual Friendraiser! Every year in March we have our Annual Friendraiser Breakfast and Auction where we recognize members of the community through the awarding of an Educator, Volunteer, and Student of the year in addition to serving breakfast and hosting a live auction […]

Holiday gifts for students.

Many of the students and families we serve face daily challenges. This holiday season many of those students and families will be without a holiday meal or gifts. You can help brighten the holidays by adopting a student or their whole family. You can also help by donating warm clothing items, food, or giftwrap. Last year […]

Volunteers at the school supply sort

What does 35 community partners+ 36 volunteers+ countless individuals who donated equal? A record-breaking year for our annual Fill the Canoe School Supply Drive! This year we collected 4,249 pounds of school supplies to distribute to students in the Puyallup School District! That is more than we have ever collected at Communities In Schools of […]

Site Coordinators high five students as they come in the door

This fall, we asked our partners and supporters to help kids start the year off on the right foot! By donating five dollars, we are all giving these kids an imaginary high five and telling them that their community is here to support them!  So this was a simple ask with a huge impact: by […]