About Us

We are individuals who help Bellevue School District students from low-income families get a "Good Start Back to School" each fall. We are led by an ecumenical volunteer steering committee, and we welcome new and previous donors, including congregations, organizations, businesses, schools and individuals.  Volunteers are always welcome as well.  As individuals we can't do it alone, but together what a difference we can make, backpack by backpack! 

We are sponsored by the
Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council  (EISCC)
a 501(C)(3) Charitable Organization

EIN 94-3036001


1996 (first year)

  • 143 students helped in 13 schools
  • 10 congregations participated
  • $6,000-$7,000 estimated value of project

2021 (26th year)

  • 1965 students served in 27 schools: 1107 in elementary, 400 in middle, 458 in high school. 65 additional backpacks were prepared for new students for a grand total of 2030.

  • 18 congregations, a retirement community, a corporation and a business provided support.

  • $53,284 estimated value of project