Every year, numerous children enter school without the basic supplies they need to succeed. To meet this challenge, Communities In Schools of Puyallup partners with Red Canoe Credit Union and numerous other local businesses and organizations to coordinate a city-wide school supply drive. Throughout August, we collect, divide, and distribute school supplies and backpacks to all 33 schools in the Puyallup School District on the basis of need. In addition, Red Canoe Credit Union matches all supplies pound-for-pound through its “Fill the Canoe” initiative.

We had over 6,000 pounds of school supplies donated this year. Thanks to the generosity of all of our 2019 community members and partnering organizations. This outpouring of support helps to ensure that every student in Puyallup has the supplies they need to succeed in school.

Please note that we accept donations of school supplies year-round. If you are interested in making a donation to a child in need, please contact Jan Mauk or you may also drop off or mail supplies directly to our office in the Puyallup School District’s Educational Services Center at 302 Second Street SE, Puyallup, WA 98372.