In 2019, nearly 40% of Puyallup students qualified for free or reduced price lunches. This means that more than 8,000 students were living close to or at the poverty level at the beginning of the last school year. With unemployment levels reaching record highs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our students need our support more now than ever before.
Our Fill the Canoe distribution partner is Communities In Schools of Puyallup. CIS Puyallup provides an incredibly valuable link between students and families in need and the community resources that exist to support them. They are fiercely dedicated to helping students stay in school and complete their education. Every year, CIS Puyallup distributes thousands of pounds of school supplies donated by the community during Fill the Canoe to those students who need it most.
As Puyallup students begin the 2020-2021 school year, they are facing new challenges that come with unique requirements. Your donations will help CIS Puyallup acquire the necessary resources to support Puyallup students throughout the coming school year.
100% of the funds raised through our online Fill the Canoe Back to School Drive will be matched by Red Canoe Credit Union*, then given directly to Communities In Schools of Puyallup.