Blue Skies - Back-to-School Backpack Drive
Who are we serving?
Local homeless, low-income and foster children ages six to eighteen in Whatcom County.
Who is helping connect us to their needs?
Blue Skies mission is to raise hope and self-esteem by sponsoring enrichment programs and other essentials for children who are homeless, low income or in foster care. Blue Skies’ primary program is called Little Wishes Enrichment Program, and covers the cost associated with sports, music lessons, dance, art, swimming lessons, martial arts, etc. They also grant one time little wishes for an individual need such as sports cleats, uniforms, summer camp or school trip fees. Additionally, Blue Skies offers three distribution programs: a shoe and sock program in April and May, a backpack program in August and the Winter Warm Up program giving coats, hats, gloves, scarves and blankets in November & December.
How are we serving?
We are conducting a Back-to-School Backpack drive. Please donate fun, colorful, even theme oriented, 17” to 19” backpacks for ages 6 to 18 year olds. The little ones love Disney themes, the older kids love solid bright colors with strong padded straps for carrying all their books and supplies.
Who do you contact?
Contact Executive Director, Julie Guay at Julie@blueskiesforchildren.org or call (360) 756-6710 to let her know you have items to drop off. Meet the staff and learn just a bit more about the way they are impacting local kids.
If you need help in the process, Wendy at CTK is available (firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-733-1337 ext 212) Please share your project with us by using the hashtag #CTKserves on social media!
At CTK, we value authenticity, simplicity, empowerment, relationship, and caring about the community we live in. One key way we serve is by empowering small groups to make a difference through our local partners who address important issues for those in the hardest life circumstances. The opportunity below is a chance to tangibly demonstrate God's care, compassion, and love for those around us. As your church, we hope this makes it easy for you to put the Great Commandment to love your neighbor as yourself into action