Congregations for Kids


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)
www.eiscc.net
a 501(C)(3) Charitable Organization

EIN 94-3036001


History


1996 (first year)

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

2017 (22nd year)

  • 1359 students served in 28 elementary, middle and high schools
    • 692 students in Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 9th and 11th grades received new backpacks with supplies and 667 students in the other grades received new supplies before school started.  50 additional backpacks with supplies were prepared for new qualifying students for a grand total of 1409.
  • 25 congregations, 2 service organizations, 1 corporation, 4 businesses, 2 foundations and an elementary school's 5th grade classes provided donations.