Tools 4 School is for children in grades K-12 in the Issaquah School District. We provide high quality, brand new backpacks filled with school supplies to students who need extra financial assistance. Students choose their own backpacks and supply packs, so they are able to take items they like, will use and are needed. This program is a partnership between the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and the Issaquah Schools Foundation, as we work together to ensure all students in the Issaquah School District have the tools and resources they need to succeed.
**Big changes this year!**
Tools 4 School will look different this year, so please read carefully. Tools 4 School will be held at Clark Elementary School in downtown Issaquah (335 1st Ave SE, Issaquah), just up the street from the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. We have expanded the event hours, so we will not assign shopping times - come at a good time for you! We do request that you do not line up at Clark more than 15 minutes before the event begins. If you do line up early, we may ask that you leave and then return when the event has started. Please do register for the event so we have an good count of how many people are coming!
There will not be a Health and Wellness Fair, Resource Alley or BBQ at the event this year. The times of the event are coordinated with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank's shopping times, so you can shop at Tools 4 School and the food bank on the same day.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018: 4-8pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018: 9-2am
If you are not able to make it to Tools 4 School at during those times, we will be delivering backpacks and supplies to school after the event. Please check in with your school counselor front office staff about picking up a backpack for your child(ren).
You have a couple options for supporting this program! You can purchase and donate brand new, empty backpacks and drop them off at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank or you can purchase pre-packaged supply kits that we can drop right into the backpacks. Click here to purchase the supply kits or backpacks via Supply All Kids. We need 1,000 backpacks and supply kits, so every donation counts!
NOTE: The deadline for donations is July 28th.
Want to volunteer? We would love to have your help! Click here to register as a volunteer.