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Imagine having to choose between buying food and clothes or a backpack, crayons, and scissors for your school-age child! Each year, many parents look at the “Back to School” banners with dread as they face exactly these choices. The average cost of school supplies per child has grown to about $75 per child, too much if you’re already struggling to pay for rent, gas, and medical expenses! The Little Red Schoolhouse Project was founded in response to this need. Their goal is to see every child start school with basic school supplies and a backpack.

KXXO Mixx 96.1 will be broadcasting LIVE collecting funds and supplies for the Little Red Schoolhouse Project Friday, August 9, 2024 online, by phone at 360-943-9937, or in-person at KXXO, 119 Washington St. NE, downtown Olympia.

Thanks to our matching sponsors! Donate and see your donation double thanks to Spooner Berry Farms (matching $2500), JT Painting Co. ($1000), Fast Fuel ($1000), Complete Hearing and Balance ($1000), Olympia Orthopaedic Associates ($1000), and Capital Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric ($1000).

Can’t donate the day of the event? Make a secure PayPal donation right now! 100% of what is received in donations will go to the Little Red Schoolhouse Project (note: minus any transaction fees).

Most needed supplies: Fiskar scissors, graph paper, Ticonderoga pencils, composition books, spirals (no binders), Crayola crayons, Crayola colored pencils, Crayola washable markers, Elmer’s glue sticks, rulers, scientific and regular calculators, backpacks (new). Please, no binders or clothing other than jackets or warm sweatshirts.

Checks can be made out to Little Red Schoolhouse and mailed to: P.O. Box 6302, Olympia, WA 98507

Who is involved? The Little Red Schoolhouse Project Committee is a joint effort of local social service agencies, churches, businesses, and individuals. The Little Red Schoolhouse Project is a project of Family Education and Support Services.

More Info:, Call Community Action Council (360-438-1100 extension 1143), or email