Bright Futures Summer and Back to School Update!
One of our "Big Dreams" we discussed at the Annual Auction was to close the gaps in service for our students during the summer months, and we are pleased to report that we made steps toward that goal! We launched our first successful summer food program partnering with HIP (Hunger Intervention Program), who provided bags of food during the month of July, and with funds raised from the auction we also purchased Fred Meyer gift cards to provide to students in need to help buy groceries and personal items.
Then, to prepare the Bright Futures students for the start of school, we received 50 new backpacks filled with supplies & water bottles, all donated by Pastor Trevor and his congregation at neighboring Kardia Church!
We continue to partner with the University Food Bank to provide bags of food to over 75 students per week, with hopes to reach more in the coming weeks.
Finally, with the completion of the new wing, we were able to relocate our PRIDE (Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, Encouragement) closet to a much larger room. We just received a large donation of shoes and they are all ready to go.
We would like to thank our very generous Ingraham community for your generosity last spring so we could start this school year off right with some room to grow!
If you would like to donate to Bright Futures there are several ways to do so. You can order through our Amazon wishlist and choose Ingraham High School as the delivery location. To make make a financial contribution, you can donate online or a personal check to "Friends of Ingraham - Bright Futures" can be dropped at the main office. Thank you for your continued support!