Donate laptops, calculators, or money to help students succeed


As of Wednesday, 662 readers had made a combined donation of nearly $ 113,000 to help ensure that all students in King and Snohomish counties, regardless of their family’s income, have the tools to learn.

It’s a good start, but more is needed. Every dollar goes to respected nonprofits to purchase backpacks and school essentials like notebooks, pencils, pencils, glue, flash drives, headphones and more. supplies suitable for different classes.

There are only a few weeks left to donate to the Seattle Times Editorial Board’s annual school supplies donation campaign. Together with our partners – YWCA Seattle-King-Snohomish, Hopelink and Seattle / King County Coalition on Homelessness – our readers can help ensure that every student in King and Snohomish counties enters classrooms next month ready to learn. .

Some readers asked if they could donate other items as well, like a newer laptop or tablet that has gotten dusty, or a graphing calculator their child has outgrown. Many schools are happy to help put such precious gifts back into the hands of students.

Computers and technology immediately spring to mind, especially after last year’s distance learning adventure, but schools often accept a wide range of donations. This can include tools and other equipment for vocational and technical education, library books, scientific equipment, musical instruments, and even food. It is best to contact schools or their charitable foundations to find out what they need.

Much like cash donations to the annual schools drive, the donation of sustainable equipment is a great way to celebrate back to school and show area students that the community is invested in their academic and future success. .

Donate online at st.news/schoolsupplies2021. Checks can be sent to: The Seattle Times School-Supply Drive, PO Box C-11025, Seattle, WA 98111. Email your questions to ffn@seattletimes.com.

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