Our 25th anniversary Good Start Back To School project served far more students from low income families in the Bellevue (WA) School District than ever before.  The numbers soared from the far-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Backpacks and /or customized kits of school supplies were delivered to 1973 students' schools for pick-up before remote learning began.  Another 125 backpacks were prepared for additional students, for a grand total this year of 2098.

Here is a link to the 2018 program from the local
Bellevue Reporter:


Mission Statement:

Congregations for Kids, a coalition of local congregations, helps students from low income families within the Bellevue, Washington School District have a Good Start Back to School. Partnering with the school district, Eastside businesses, and community organizations, we equip these students with backpacks and supplies needed for the school year.