School supply drive

Hopelink Kenmore Place reopens on August 18, 2015, with families moving in that afternoon. The expectation is that all 11 units will be filled on the August 18. Because of that, there is a school supply drive at Church of the Redeemer through August 23, 2015. Bring items to the Parish Hall in the undercroft.

What is needed for the school supply drive

One of the most important school supply drive item needed for all grade levels is a backpack. Students from all grade levels need a size-appropriate backpack.

2015 school supply drive for Hopelink Kenmore PlaceIn addition to the backpacks, these are suggested items from the Northshore School District website for all students. Click the graphic to download a list with all of the school supply drive items on it.

  • Color pencils
  • #2 lead pencils
  • Markers (wide and narrow tip)
  • 2 or 3 inch 3-ring binder
  • Highlighter
  • Eraser or eraser tops
  • 12-inch ruler
  • Scissors (blunt and pointed tip)
  • Pencil pouch
  • Glue sticks
  • Pocket folder/Pee Chee (no metal clasps please)
  • Blue or black ink pens
  • Notebook paper (college and wide rule)
  • Red ink pens
  • Spiral notebook (college and wide rule)
  • Crayons (24 count)
  • Composition notebook (college and wide rule)

In addition to the generic list from the Northshore School District, each school in the Northshore School District has its own specific school supply item list. Here is the list for Kenmore Elementary School (grades K-6). If you are so moved, you may consider some of these specific items. However, we do not know yet the ages of the children and adolescents moving into Kenmore Place with their family at this time.

This efffort is seperate from the backpack drive in the Northshore School District. We each reach different people in the district.

We will collect school supply drive items through August 23, with delivery to Kenmore Place on Friday, August 28, 2015. The start of school in the Northshore School District is September 2, 2015.


Hopelink Kenmore Place is a residence for families experiencing homelessness in the Northshore area of King County, Washington.

The mission of Hopelink is to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community. Hopelink helps people make lasting change.

Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low income families, children, seniors, and people with disabilities. They provide stability to those in crisis, and then, through an array of services, Hopelink helps equip clients with the skills they need to exit poverty on a permanent basis.

Hopelink emergency service centers are located in Bellevue, Kirkland/Northshore, Redmond, Shoreline, and Sno-Valley. See their areas of service.

Hopelink is funded by diverse sources. This includes public and private foundations, United Way, government support, and by donations from individuals, organizations and corporations in the community. Hopelink runs efficiently by keeping expenses low. With administrative costs at only eight percent of the budget, a full 92% of financial support goes directly to helping families in crisis and preventing homelessness.  As a Community Action Agency, Hopelink is governed by a board of directors.

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal traditionArt and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.