Posted by: Petrina Fisher, Communities In Schools of Seattle
A few weeks ago, Communities in Schools of Seattle turned a school bus donated by First Student into a parade float joining dozens of other community organizations, marching bands, and lively entertainment at the Pride Parade. The float was created to promote our 2009 Stuff the Bus school supply campaign.
It was a great way to show that CISS supports all students and the diversity of our families. Due to the growing needs of Seattle Public Schools, we also wanted the community at large to know about our campaign. Many families are unable to provide their children with the supplies they need to be prepared to learn once school starts. Participation in a parade is a fun way for the community to learn about our mission and ways they can support Seattle’s students.
There are a few more opportunities to check out our float. We will also be at the West Seattle Hi Yu Parade this Saturday July 18th with the HiJax and Unicycle teams from Pathfinder K-8. We have also been invited to participate in the SeaFair Torch Light Parade next Saturday July 25th 2009.
Where exactly will we be “stuffing the bus”? We will collect school supplies outside Qwest Events Center during the Seahawks vs. Oakland on September 3rd. We invite you to bring backpacks and school supplies to the game, helping us “Stuff the Bus”. During the months of July and August you can also donate at any BECU location, Northgate Mall and South Center Mall as well as the Starbucks Center. If your business is interested in being a collection site or to learn more about this campaign please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.cisseattle.org.