Intercommunity Mercy Housing 2009 Back to School Drive

backbacksIn 2008, Intercommunity Mercy Housing (with the help and support of caring individuals and local businesses) was able to mount a hugely successful back-to-school drive. Using both purchased and donated materials, IMH staff and volunteers filled 474 new backpacks with an assortment of school supplies, including binders, notebooks, pencils, crayons, glue sticks, erasers, rulers and paper. The backpacks were distributed to children at back-to-school events at IMH properties.

Our 2009 goal is to provide 650 filled backpacks to youth at 18 of our properties. Many of our families are large families coming from homelessness or other sub-standard housing situations and simply do not have the money to go out and purchase school supplies.

We’ll be able to fill most of the backpacks with existing partnerships and donors. Where we need the most help is in serving the kids who live at 1 property in Oak Harbor and 2 properties in Snohomish County and 1 property in Spokane County.supply list

How can you help?

If you are interested in donating, please contact Katie Parker with Intercommunity Mercy Housing. Her email address is kparker@mercyhousing.org or you can call 206-838-5700.

Thanks again for your consideration and support!

One thought on “Intercommunity Mercy Housing 2009 Back to School Drive

  1. This is a good news because there are lots of people who are on the verge of losing their own homes because of the current economic crisis, but the bailout plan is only giving a little positive effect about it. But I’m still positive that in due time, the plan will eventually help these homeowners to save their houses from foreclosures.

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