Friends of Youth drive helps kids go back to school

Friends of Youth announces its annual Back-To-School Supply Drive to benefit youth in need in the Snoqualmie, Riverview and Issaquah School Districts. Having all the required supplies to begin the school year can make a tremendous difference in a young person’s confidence and success in school.

Residents and businesses can make a big difference for Valley children by donating some of the supplies they need to take with them back to school in September. The Back-to-School Supply Drive will collect items on the list below from in August. Supply kits then will be assembled and delivered to students before school starts in the fall.

Donated items can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Friends of Youth offices, and any day at several other community locations. Look for the green drop boxes at the following locations:

Snoqualmie: Friends of Youth office, 7972 Maple Ave. SE; Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd. S.E., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Duvall: Friends of Youth office, 26420 N.E. Virginia St.

Suggested items include backpacks, No. #2 Pencils, 8-tab divider sheets, Notebook paper (college-ruled and wide-ruled), notebooks, crayons, scissors, rulers, tissues, hand sanitizer and markers.

Friends of Youth continues its dedication to providing a comprehensive range of therapeutic services for youth, young adults and families on the road to self-sufficiency. With more than 60 years of experience, national accreditation, 20 sites and programs serving 17 cities, the agency provides safe places to live and emotional support for youth and families in challenging circumstances. For more information, please visit


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