School Supplies & Fund Drive August 9, 2019
Team up with the Little Red Schoolhouse Project and KXXO Mixx 96.1 to send students in our community back to school with pride. KXXO Mixx 96.1 will be broadcasting LIVE collecting school supplies, little backpacks, coats, new socks and underwear (particularly boxer briefs), and cash to purchase supplies and clothes in bulk. Come by KXXO Mixx 96.1 at the corner of State and Washington streets anytime 6am-6pm Friday, August 9, 2019!
Imagine having to choose between buying food and clothes or crayons, pens, scissors, paper, and a notebook for your school-age child! Each year, many parents look at the brightly colored “Back to School” banners with dread as they face exactly these choices. The average cost of school supplies per child has grown to almost $75 per child. Add a backpack, socks and underwear, and a new coat or jacket, and the cost is now beyond many parents who are already struggling to pay for rent, gas, and medical check-ups!
The Little Red Schoolhouse Project (www.redschool.org) was founded in response to this need. Their goal is to see every child start school with basic school supplies, a backpack, and new socks and underwear. LRS will not be accepting other clothing donations this year!
How can I help? Pick up extra coats, socks, and underwear (particularly boxer briefs – for kids & adult sizes for teens) or school supplies (such as little backpacks, lined paper, 3-ring binders, rulers, crayons, child-size scissors, & pencils) when you’re shopping with your kids – or donate cash to buy new backpacks.
KXXO Mixx 96.1 Back-to-School Drive! Please donate little backpacks, coats, socks and underwear (particularly boxer briefs in kids’ sizes and adult for teens), school supplies, and cash Friday, August 9, 2019. KXXO Mixx 96.1 will be taking your donations from our live broadcast site on the corner of State and Washington in downtown Olympia 6am to 6pm!
Cash counts! Heritage Bank will match the first $2500 donated! Donate cash and see your donation double! Olympia Orthopaedics , Evergreen Direct Credit Union , Althauser Rayen Abbarno, and Moerke and Sons will also match further donations. Plus, cash donations help buy supplies in bulk! Can’t make it the day of the event? Make a secure PayPal donation right now! Just get out your credit or debit card & push the Donate button! 100% of what is received in donations will go to the Little Red Schoolhouse Project, but in some cases with online donations the financial institutions involved may deduct a small credit card or transaction fee.
Where else can I donate? You can also donate coats, socks, underwear (particularly boxer briefs), and supplies at Capital City Storage, 9520 Kimmie Rd. SW, Tumwater 360-352-1974 and all five area Heritage Banks: 201 5th Ave., Olympia 360-943-1500; 4400 Pacific Avenue, Lacey 360-491-4350; 5301 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater 360-943-5100; 5800 Rainier Loop, Indian Summer 360-438-2002; and 900 Cooper Pt. Rd., West Olympia 360-705-3500.
Checks can be made out to Little Red Schoolhouse and mailed to: P.O. Box 6302, Olympia, WA 98507
I’d like to volunteer! Thank you! Please call Cheryl Huffman at 360-438-1100 ext. 1143 or Toni Holm at KXXO Mixx 96.1, 360-943-9937.
Distribution Day: FREE Distribution of supplies, socks, underwear, and coats will take place Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 8am to 6pm at Komachin Middle School, 3650 College St. SE, Lacey (Intercity Bus Route #64.) Open to all Thurston County families in need.
If you know a family in Thurston County who may need help, please let them know!
Who is involved? The Little Red Schoolhouse Project Committee is a joint effort of local social service agencies, churches, businesses, and individuals to help children have the basics to return to school with pride. The Little Red Schoolhouse Project is a project of Family Support Services.