Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Eastside’s “Tools for School” Project will look very different this year.
In the past, “Tools for School” volunteers have taken “Face to Face” applications and packed over 1,000 backpacks and distributed them to students before school started in the fall. To accomplish this it took over 250 volunteers working in shifts of 30-40 volunteers at time to pack all the backpacks.
Eastside has been working with the Health Department to come up with the safest way to provide school supplies to children in need this year. We decided the safest way for everyone is to provide bulk supplies to local schools to be used as needed.
Using a few hard working volunteers, Eastside will be boxing up school supplies based on last year's quantities. These supplies will be distributed to the local school districts and schools to be distributed to students on an “as needed” basis. Teachers and administrators are aware and will strive to discretely give students what they need.
At this time, please do not call your school or teacher for supplies.
Thank you for your understanding.
Here are some ways you can help: