Hopelink issues rallying call ahead of school year

August 31, 2013 by  

Hopelink has recently issued a call to urgently raise money to help people in the community who are most vulnerable. The organization is just one agency from the Seattle Times Fund For The Needy, which has said it requires help to provide students with back to school supplies.

The non-profits organization is now calling for volunteers to help raise money for the School Supply Drive. Hopelink has been in operation since 1971, providing emergency centers in Redmond, Bellevue, Carnation, Shoreline, and Kirkland/Northshore.

According to data provided by Hopelink, 20% of children in the Bellevue School District receive either free or subsidized school lunches. Although those families struggle to meet basic needs, they are still expected to provide school supplies for the start of a new school year. In 2012, Hopelink provided those back to school supplies and backpacks to 2,200 children whose families were receiving a low income. This year, the organization aims to raise enough money to provide supplies for 3,000 students. Donations to the School Supply Drive of The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy are also shared with the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness and the YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County.

According to the organization, the money raised does much more than provide equipment for students returning to school for the start of a new school year, it also affirms the importance of education and the support received from the community. Local poster printing services may have been used to spread the word about the organization, calling for donations and support throughout Washington. Flyers and posters are an effective method used to promote organizations and their projects.