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2023 School Supply Drive results for residents facing housing insecurity at Hopelink Kenmore Place

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In August 2023, Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore, Washington, sponsored a school supply drive for the families experiencing housing insecurity at Hopelink Kenmore Place. Donors filled 17 backpacks for kids ranging from 4 years old to 17 years old! With community help, these students start their year on an equal footing with their peers.

It costs about $50 to fill a backpack for an elementary-aged student. It costs about $100 for a backpack for middle and high school students. This is a huge barrier for those experiencing homelessness.

Church of the Redeemer provides regular support to families at Kenmore Place throughout the year. Then there are times, such as this, where extra support is provided.

Thank you for caring.

Laying out items for loading to backpacks. Photo by Bob Chapman.
Lists of items needed per student. Photo by Bob Chapman.
Finishing loading backpacks for each residence. Photo by Bob Chapman.
2023 School Supply Drive backpacks arranged in baskets by residence. Photo by Susan Switzer.
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