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All In For Kids | Lake Washington Schools Foundation

Dear Friend,

As we head into this new school year, I’d like to pause and celebrate what we’ve accomplished together over the last twelve months.  

Thanks to donors and volunteers like you, Lake Washington Schools Foundation has helped students and families stay fed, informed, connected, and mentally healthy during the pandemic. With your support, we have continued this vital work in our community, and even expanded our impact.   

Highlights include:   

  • 175 LWSD staff and teachers equipped with Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.  
  • 30,000+ weekend meals distributed by Pantry Packs to LWSD students battling food insecurity.  
  • $6,079 in lunch debt paid for students in need.  
  • Over 2,100 community members empowered with mental wellness tools through Balance in Mind Parent Chats and educational webinars.  
  • 2,356 students and parents supported through the college application process with our Find Your Fit workshops.  
  • 876 elementary students hosted by 158 teen volunteers at Kids Coming Together community service events.
  • 5,547 middle school students given the opportunity to connect and achieve through the Battle of the Books district-wide competition.  

We are energized by these impacts, and we are not only building on the work that we have done before, but seizing on new opportunities to support students and families in LWSD. Keep reading for information about upcoming events!

Thank you for your commitment to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to succeed. 

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Executive Director
Lake Washington Schools Foundation



We are kicking off our All in For Kids fall campaign! When you donate to our campaign, you contribute to our ongoing mission to gather and deploy resources to enhance academic access and to nurture all students’ well-being

With YOUR help, we can continue to provide programs like Pantry Packs, Balance In Mind, Find Your Fit, LINKS Lunch Buddy program, Kids Coming Together, and more.

Our young people need your support now more than ever. Your gift of ANY amount is truly appreciated. Please make an impact by donating to our All in for Kids campaign today!


Register NOW for kids' community service events!

Kids Coming Together helps kids make friends and connect with their community by helping others. Register now for September's free (and fun!) community service events:


FREE College Prep events this fall!

Get your 2022 graduate ready for post-secondary success by enrolling them in our fall webinar series hosted by independent college counselor Mary Pat O'Neil.

  • Sep 29: How to Write a College Essay
  • Oct 6: Counselor Is In - Essay Feedback 
  • Oct 7: Understanding What College Costs & How to Pay Less
  • Oct 19: An Overview of the College Process

Pantry Packs update

The busses are back on the streets, the kids are back in the classrooms, and the Pantry Packs team is back in full swing. At this time, we continue to keep the warehouse closed to large packing groups, but we hope to re-evaluate this throughout the year.

Stay tuned for our fall food drive, and if you just can't wait to be part of the fun, check out our Amazon Wish List. Thank you all for your support!


Balance in Mind Parent Chats are back!

Parent Chat returns with expert advice on staying grounded and managing mental wellness for you and your family. We have curated a lineup of informative topics and guests to support you as we all negotiate back to school, whatever is happening in the world, and the "normal" ups and downs of parenting:

  • Sep 22: Parenting your Neurodiverse Child
  • Oct 13: Is it the Blues or Something Else?
  • Oct 27: Your Child, Their Therapist, and You
  • Nov 10: Teaching Decision-Making Skills
  • Dec 8: Making Space for Gratitude & Joy

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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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