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Event provides free school supplies; thank you, donors!

The District’s annual Back-to-School Resource Fair on Aug. 19 at Daffodil Valley Elementary was a huge success, providing about 400 students with free backpacks and school supplies. Community volunteers and our partners came together once again to provide school supplies, shoes, haircuts and connections to valuable resources for our Sumner-Bonney Lake students in need. Due to the abundance of donations, we have leftover backpacks and school supplies for anyone who was unable to make it to the Resource Fair. Families may pick up free supplies at the Sumner-Bonney Lake Family Center, 1508 Willow St., Portable 705, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Back-to-School Resource Fair by the numbers:

Backpacks/school supplies: 400
Shoes: 315
Haircuts: 101
Food: 400 hotdogs, 200 pizza slices
Key donors: 14
Event volunteers: 67

Thank you to our generous donors:

Bonney Lake Food Bank
Calvary Community Church
Costco
Creator Lutheran Church
Daffodil Valley Elementary
Emmanuel Food Pantry
Fred Meyer (Sumner)
Marv and Kerri LeBleu
Liberty Roads
Molina Healthcare
Redeeming Soles
Sumner Community Food Bank
Sumner Police Department
Sumner Rotary Club