Our annual school supply drive at Church of the Redeemer for school supplies for children living in Hopelink Kenmore Place begins on August 7, 2016. The drive continues through the end of August. Our focus this year is to provide a backpack for every child. However, any school supply is much appreciated and needed.
There are currently 20 children living at Kenmore Place. Five of those children start kindergarten or first grade this year.
School supply lists
The 2015-16 school supply lists for all Northshore elementary schools and some of the junior high schools are available on the school district website. This includes Kenmore Elementary School and Kenmore Junior High School. However, to provide a level of stability in their lives, children living at Kenmore Place may attend other schools in the Northshore or other school districts.
We are focusing on backpacks this year at Church of the Redeemer because every child at every school can use one of these.
Hopelink Kenmore Place
The Hopelink Kenmore Place is one of the housing services provided by Hopelink.
Families can become homeless for many reasons. These include domestic violence, sudden lay-offs, unaffordable rent increases, or the high cost of medical care for an unforeseen illness or injury. Every family needs a safe, stable home base. This is especially important for children. Hopelink works on many levels to help families find or stay in safe, affordable housing.
The services provided by Hopelink are the following:
- Eviction prevention
- First month’s rent
- Emergency family shelter
- Transitional housing
Church of the Redeemer, in addition to the annual school supply drive, also provides the following for residents in Kenmore Place:
- Supplies to prepare Thanksgiving dinner
- Supplies to prepare Christmas dinner and gifts for children
- Shopping trip for parents to purchase Christmas gifts for their children
Church of the Redeemer
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.