We are committed to supporting students in Yamhill County who are from low-income families or experiencing homelessness.
We work directly with school contact people—administrators, counselors, and teachers—who are responsible for identifying specific needs of individual students.
Please click the blue links here for the News-Register front page story "Kids First, Always," featuring our Vice-President Bonnie Mann, who also directs our school program.news-reg_p1.pdfnews-reg_p.2.pdf
In past years, we've regularly provided: hundreds of pairs of shoes and socks many winter jackets other clothing school supplies holiday meals eye glasses dental care hygiene supplies lice kits umbrellas pool passes (for physical therapy) and more.
This is how a local 4th grader came to school in the morning.
This is how he left in the afternoon. He was literally walking on air.
Just a few of the hygiene kits we provide for homeless and many other students. The cloth bags were sewn and donated by members of the Gone to Pieces Quilt Guild in McMinnville.
Thank you so much for supporting Washer families in all the ways you do. The resources you provide make a huge difference to children with needs. Not only will the hygiene bags help kids be clean and healthy but also feel special and valued. Counselor, Wascher Elementary School
Thank you again for the deliveries last week. Clothing, jackets, shoes, umbrellas, We have made some students very happy.Counselor, Duniway Middle School
Chemeketa Community College Scholarships
We also award scholarships to Yamhill County high school graduates who have struggled with homelessness or are first-generation college students. We have recently named our seventh recipient.
"This scholarship isn't just an awarded amount of cash. In my eyes, it is my future."