Riverview Youth Council runs 'Sox in a Box' holiday drive

Riverview Youth Council member, Leif Henrikson transports donations from the
Riverview Youth Council member, Leif Henrikson transports donations from the 'Sox in a Box' drive to YouthCare Seattle.
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Student members of the Riverview Youth Council wanted to make a difference for those in need during the holiday season.

Thus began the "Sox in a Box" donation drive, in which students sent large boxes to Riverview schools, asking their peers donate socks and gloves for YouthCare in Seattle.

YouthCare's goal is to help to get homeless youth off the streets and to prepare for life, with programs supporting: outreach and basic needs, education, employment training and exploitation recovery.

A spokesperson from the organization said they were very touched to receive the many needed items the youth council had collected in the community.

The Riverview Youth Council and its counterpart, the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Council, are made up of Valley teens with a mission to create and support healthy, fun and substance-free activities for all teens, all year long. Their outreach programs range from "battle of the band" concerts to a haunted Halloween tour and participating in community leadership events sharing their voice and their experiences of growing up in the Valley.

The youth councils were created through the Snoqualmie Valley Network under the leadership of Laura Smith, who said, "The teens saw an opportunity to help and, as always, were pleased and thankful for the generous donations from the many families in our valley."

The council would also like to thank the Riverview School Principals for their support of this project.

For more information about the Riverview Youth Council, send e-mail to

To support YouthCare, visit their website at


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