Who and how do we help?

Congregations for Kids is the only organization that partners with the Bellevue School District to provide backpacks and school supplies for the district's students.  In the first 27 years, Congregations for Kids (C4K) has filled over 34,760 district requests, tailoring backpacks and school supplies for students from all grade levels.


Who is helped?

  • Bellevue School District students most in need 
  • Students who would benefit the most are identified by district counselors, principals, teachers, school nurses and Family Connections Centers staff
  • Numbers, gender, school and grade level of those students are provided to us, never their names


How we help

  • Student lists are finalized by the district before the end of the school year, with some additional students added during the summer
  • Backpacks and school supplies are tailored to each kindergarten through high school student during our Good Start Back to School project in August
  • Students in grades K, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 9th and 11th receive new backpacks and supplies.  All other students receive new supplies.
  • Students receive their backpacks/school supplies before school starts.
  • Extra backpacks are also packed for qualifying students entering later in the school year


The need is great.   

  • In 2022, the number of students helped by C4K in 29 schools ranged from 6 in 1 school to 350 in 2 schools.
  • In 2022, over 100 students were helped by C4K in each of 14 schools.
  • In 2022, over 200 students were helped by C4K in each of 5 schoos