Community Help Opportunities
EVERETT PUBLIC SCHOOLS -
"KIDS IN TRANSITION" (KIT)
Over 900 active students enrolled in Everett Public Schools qualify as "Kids in Transition" (KIT). This means they are either unsheltered (i.e. they do not know where they will sleep tonight), doubled-up with another family because they have nowhere else to go, in a temporary shelter, living in a ar, or in another unstable home situation. With COVID-19 affecting our community, we expect major impacts to the families we serve and support. Learn more at this link.
Donations can be made securely online at: https://washingtonkidsintransition.org/donate/
Donors can specify in the message notes “EPS-KIT” if they want to ensure the donation is to go towards the Everett Public Schools "Kids In Transition" program.
The link below includes information and a survey to help the district with accessing needs, as well as a link to sign-up for meal order/pick up process. If you have a student in the Everett School District, we ask that you please take a few moments to complete the survey, and follow information for lunch orders. https://www.everettsd.org/Page/31102
HOPE CREEK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
With the Everett SD schools closing for at least six weeks starting March 16, we have had some PTA leaders ask what they can do to support those students and families who may need some extra help during this unusual time. With this in mind, and thinking that some of our school's backpack programs will likely be disrupted, we wanted to share out links to places around the community that would be accepting donations.
One option is Hope Creek Charitable Foundation. Currently, donations can be dropped off in the lobby of Gold Creek Community Church, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
If anyone wants to volunteer, they may sign up on the Hope Creek Charitable Foundation website: www.hopecreekcf.org
EVERETT PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION -
BASIC STUDENT NEEDS FUND
The EPS Foundation has a Basic Student Needs Fund to provide flexible resources for students and families in our District who are impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. The funds are available district-wide for each school in order to adapt to emerging needs. Please read the official statement.
If you would like to donate to the Basic Student Needs Fund, please visit this donation link.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
According to the American Red Cross, there is a severe blood shortage due to the COVID-19 outbreak. One out of every seven people who visit a hospital needs blood; that blood cannot be manufactured in laboratories. Red Cross facilities are taking steps to adhere to social distancing, while also checking temperatures of donors, and wiping down and spacing beds apart so people are not right next to each other.
You can call 1-800-RED-CROSS to learn about where you can give blood. If you are unable to donate blood but would still like to help the Red Cross, you can still give a financial donation.
For more information, visit the American Red Cross website.
EPS STATEMENT REGARDING FOOD DONATIONS
Thank you for all the kind offers to donate food. Due to Health Department requirements, we are unable to accept food donations but encourage everyone to donate to local food banks or school back pack programs. Thank you again, we love seeing our community come together! Supporting each other is how we will best get through this, and we will get through this.
We are committed to providing access to the nutrition our students need during this extended emergency districtwide closure.
We will be offering meals for pick up at a total of 23 school sites and at least five apartment complexes. Beginning Sunday, March 15, you will be able to access a form to pre-order school meals.
Learn more at www.everettsd.org/Page/31175 and know we are here for you.
EVERETT PUBLIC SCHOOLS -
MEALS DURING EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSURE
Pre-Order Form for Meals (FOR ALL CHILDREN AGES 1-18)
Details and Site-Specific Meal Pickup Times
COMMUNITY NEEDS HUB -
GIVE WELL LOCAL
If you would like to volunteer time or would like to provide an in-kind donation, there is a new centralized community resource needs site: www.givewelllocal.org
The site connects those who have resources with those who have needs. Give Well Local is managed by Providence Institute for a Healthier Community.
EVERETT FOOD BANK
The Volunteers of America (VOA) Everett Food Bank is a key partner for our communities by providing weekend snack packs to Jackson Elementary School students as well as helping stock local pantries. Anyone residing in Zip Codes 98201, 98203, or 98204, 98208, 98012 can shop at the Everett Food Bank twice per month. Patrons must bring your ID, current piece of mail with address, and grocery bags for shopping. Please note we make accommodations for individuals and families who have lost their ID or are currently homeless and do not have proof of address. The Everett Food Bank is located at 1230 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201.
If you would like to learn more about donating or volunteering for the Everett Food Bank, please visit their website, call 425-259-3191 Ext 13014, or email.