Change is a Powerful Thing for students experiencing Homelessness in Northshore

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
For the eighth year in a row, M.I.L.K. Money Bottles are popping up around town, in local churches and in homes in an effort to affect change for the nearly 200 Northshore School District students that are experiencing homelessness this year.
 “What all students in crisis need, is a sense of stability.  By providing resources to normalize their school experience we can hopefully provide the support they need to graduate at the same level of success as their peers,” said Carmin Dalziel, Executive Director of the Northshore Schools Foundation the organization that sponsors this program.
“The majority of the students that we support are at the top of their class.  We’re covering costs for college prep, test fee, school supplies, and graduation fees,” said Sara Hayashi, Milk Money Co-Founder.
“We couldn’t provide the services we do without the support of the Northshore Schools Foundation,” said Dr. Chris Bigelow, Student Services Director and Homeless Liaison for the Northshore School District.
The Foundation has a 2018 goal of raising $40,000, an average of just $200 per student.  Community members can get involved by visiting a local business who is collecting change or starting their own campaign at home or in their office by downloading an at home campaign kit from their website.
M.I.L.K. an acronym for Making an Impact on Learning for Kids, and is a play on many concepts including collecting change to be a part of the change.
The Milk Money campaign is sponsored by A.S.A.P. Appliance, Banner Bank, Chick-fil-A, EricksonPNW Real Estatem Redwood Reserve and Twin Brooks Creamery.
Find out more and get involved at www.NorthshoreSchools

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