CISK's Fill the Bus school supply drive under way

Communities In Schools of Kent hosts the third annual Fill The Bus school supply drive – now through Aug. 23.

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  • Thursday, July 16, 2015 3:56pm
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Communities In Schools of Kent's mission is to surround students with a community of support

Communities In Schools of Kent's mission is to surround students with a community of support

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Communities In Schools of Kent hosts the third annual Fill The Bus school supply drive – now through Aug. 23.

The collection drive culminates in an event in partnership with Kent Station on Aug. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m., where supplies will be loaded on to a Kent School District bus in the parking lot.

Fill The Bus 2015 is a joint effort among Communities In Schools of Kent, the Kent School District, the Kent Kiwanis clubs, and Kent Station.

“We are honored to be selected by Kent School District to coordinate school supply efforts in the Kent and Covington communities,” said David de la Fuente, Communities In Schools of Kent executive director. “We will work hard to compliment existing services while encouraging new efforts to go those students not currently being served.”

Suggested school supplies include, but are not limited to: spiral and composition notebooks; black and blue pens; No. 2 pencils; crayons; colored pencils; USB drives; calculators; sturdy backpacks; 2-inch binders; index cards; erasers; pencil boxes and pouches.

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Donated items can be dropped off at: Sweet Themes Bakery; U'nique Stylez Salon; Naked Pizza; Down Home Catering; Golden Steer; the Boeing Employees Tennis Club; the Kent News; Valley Medical Center, Kent Clinic; and Valley Medical Center, Covington Clinic South. Churches participating are Zion Lutheran Church, Highpoint Church, River of Life Fellowship, and Kent United Methodist Church.

All donated items will be distributed to Kent School District schools beginning Aug. 31.

Financial contributions are also being accepted and can be given in-person on Aug. 20 at Kent Station between 5 and 8 p.m. or mailed to: Communities In Schools of Kent, P.O. Box 62, Kent WA 98035.

Businesses, offices, and organizations interested participating or would like to designate Communities In Schools of Kent as their office school supply drive beneficiary can contact Katie Adams at for more information.

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