Washington State Fair School Supply Drive Raises 2.5 Tons of School Supplies

Volunteers for Collection

Some of our amazing volunteers getting ready for collection

On September 9th, Communities in Schools of Washington (CIS) partnered with the Washington State Fair to collect school supplies for students in the CIS network. Fair participants were invited to provide a donation of new school supplies at the gold or red gate and receive free admission into the fair from 10am – 12pm.  Over 60 CIS volunteers helped collect school supplies and raise awareness for Communities In Schools programs.

This year, thanks to generous donors, Communities In Schools of Washington successfully collected 2.5 tons of school supplies with an estimated value of $22,000 and collected $2000 in donations.  The proceeds were divided among 9 CIS affiliates in Washington State and will provide support for students in 11 different school districts.

Director at the fair

CISWA State Director Susan Richards speaking at the post collection celebration.

CIS would like to provide a special thanks to the Washington State Fair and Peninsula Truck Lines, Inc. for their support.

To view pictures from the event please click here.

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