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All In For Kids | Lake Washington Schools Foundation

Dear Friend,

As Lake Washington Schools Foundation looks back on fifteen years of service to our community, we invite you to join us on a journey of gratitude. Throughout the month of November, we'll be sharing positive stories of people making a difference for vulnerable members of our communities.

Follow us on Facebook (and #LWSFGivesThanks) to hear stories of compassion and gratitude.

Let's start now!

First, #LWSFGivesThanks to everyone who donated to our All in for Kids campaign. This fall fundraiser is the backbone of LWSF, allowing us to run free programs like Balance in Mind, Find Your Fit, LINKS mentoring, Reach for Success classroom grants, and more. To all who donated, thank you! (Forget to make your contribution this fall? It's not too late to go all in for kids!)

Next, #LWSFGivesThanks to the tireless LWSF program volunteers and staff who have pivoted to continue providing services to our community amidst the increased and changing needs brought by COVID-19. See below for more detail.

Read on for more #LWSFGivesThanks, and remember to follow us on social media for more positive stories all month long.

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Katy Philips signature

Interim Executive Director
Lake Washington Schools Foundation

Child eating breakfast.
Pantry Packs logo

Pantry Packs is Prepared!

After a spring of pandemic-safe operations and a summer of planning and preparation, we are delighted to announce that Pantry Packs has resumed normal pack delivery to participating schools. Right now, 981 total LWSD students are on our list to receive Pantry Packs. This will equal 3,298 packs per month. These students were identified by Pantry Packs coordinators at 44 LWSD schools. 

Do you know a child who could benefit from more weekend food? There are no applications or requirements; just contact that child’s school principal or school counselor and let them know! 

We’ve seen an incredible increase in the need for Pantry Packs over the past six months. The fact that Pantry Packs volunteers have been able to meet this extraordinary increase in hunger is a testimony to their compassion, organizational powers, and sheer grit. #LWSFGivesThanks to the leadership team and dedicated volunteers of Pantry Packs! 

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Join our Mental-Health Chats!

Balance in Mind, LWSF's mental-health awareness team, hosts "parent chats" with mental-health professionals and other parents to offer you support and empathy, whatever challenges you face.

Join us every other Wednesday starting at 7:10pm for mindfulness, and 7:30pm for the main program.

November 4 and November 18: Supporting Your Child as They Navigate Painful Experiences

Spanish Mental Health Workshops:

November 2 and 9, Padres Unidos, Lake Washington PTSA Council and Lake Washington Schools Foundation partner to bring mental health workshops to the Spanish speaking community. 

Instagram for Teens:

Do you have a teen who could use some extra support this school year? Follow @bimteens on Instagram for self-care tips, "Real Talk", inspiration, and more!


Kids Coming Together

Does Your Kid Need a Social Outlet?

Kids Coming Together, powered by the Lake Washington Schools Foundation, provides opportunities for children grades 3-8 to meet new friends and to connect with their community! All events are facilitated by high-school volunteers.

While all kids are welcome, KCT extends an especially warm welcome to those who struggle with social anxiety or have Asperger's, ADHD or any other challenges. 

Upcoming Event:

November 4 at 2:30pm - Walk in Soaring Eagle Park (and bring homemade cards or notes to support the Giving Hope Project!)

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Cor Church of Kirkland

#LWSF Gives Thanks to COR Church!

In tough times, it's good to know that we can count on supporters like COR Church of Kirkland. 

The philanthropic local group has not only given an initial gift of over $6,000, but has also committed to a generous monthly contribution in support of our Pantry Packs program, showing a remarkable dedication to erasing hunger in our region. 

When asked what inspired their donation to support Pantry Packs, a representative of COR Church said, "We love how Pantry Packs provides services that not only help local members of the community but also encourages people to take action."

Thank you, COR Church of Kirkland!


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Lake Washington Schools Foundation
Driving 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond, WA 98052
Mailing PO Box 83, Redmond, WA 98073
Phone 425 936 1414 | Fax 425 936 1449 info@lwsf.org

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation gathers and deploys community resources to enhance academic access and to nurture all students' emotional well-being. LWSF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax identification number 55-0891792.
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