Just wanted to give everyone an update on how things have been going with Embrace Shoreline Schools. In the short time that we have been around, we have had great participation from the community. We are building our network with other local agencies (Thank you Shoreline Rotary and Kinder Konnection) and excited to see the power of working together.
One of the great things about choosing to donate to this cause is that you are the one that chooses who you help and know directly where your money (or items) are going. You will at times see needs on this site that are not for a specific student but for the family/ parent instead.
A couple of people have asked out that and our thoughts are in line with Maslow’s theory of hierarchy. That people start at the bottom of the pyramid and as those needs are met, they progress in motivation and well-being. Children and teens are no different, they are not in control the the physiological needs, safety and security. That is why we find it important to help them achieve it on a basic level and this is why we often post to help the parents as well. We encourage you to give and donate as you wish.
There are many great opportunities for community giving coming up with the holidays. Here are a few:
- Food and Teen Gift Drive provides a December boost for Shoreline School District families in need. The 2 local high-schools and the PTSA works in conjunction with ASB Leadership. District-wide, many social service agencies help with this Shoreline PTA Council led effort.
- The Works is looking for new/ gently used winter coats.
- Center for Human Services has an online wishlist
We have also received a lot of interest from the community and we will be planning a meeting in the coming weeks to meet those that want to volunteer. Stay tuned!