RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks announced today an expanded campaign to collect school supplies and cash donations for Communities In Schools of Seattle (CISS) throughout the month of August. The campaign will culminate on Thursday, August 25 during the Stuff The Bus gate drive scheduled for the team's second preseason game versus the Dallas Cowboys.
Fans are encouraged to bring school supplies to the team's retail locations located at CenturyLink Field, downtown Seattle, Renton Landing and Alderwood Mall. Fans will also be able to make an in-store donation at check-out or online at CISS.
Over the last 10 years, school supply costs have risen 88 percent for elementary school students, 81 percent for middle school students and 68 percent for high school students. This puts greater pressure than ever on low-income students and families in our community. Donations will support Seattle schools with high percentages of low income students.
"The annual Stuff The Bus campaign provides essential tools for students to start the school year on the right foot," said Jennifer Haberman, coordinator for Stuff The Bus. "We see the relief on parents' faces when they know their kids will have the school supplies they need. It makes a real difference in the life of another person."
The most needed school supplies are listed below.
Dry erase markers
Learn more at www.seattle.ciswa.org.
About Communities In Schools
Communities In Schools of Seattle (CIS Seattle) is an affiliate of Communities In Schools of Washington and part of the nation's largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life. CIS Seattle has adopted an individualized approach to get kids the help they need – when they need it. Help can be as simple as providing eyeglasses to a child in need or as intensive as after-school tutoring; it all depends on the child. Communities In Schools was founded in 1977 and operates in 26 states and DC. Communities In Schools has been in Washington since 1991 and serves over 54,000 students, families and schools in Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Key Peninsula, Lakewood, Puyallup, Renton, Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Richland and Whatcom County.