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Covid-19 UPDATE: NO school supplies or backpacks will be collected this year at the sites listed below. Because of Covid changes, instructions may be added to this website as we get closer to August 2021.

Supplies which have been purchased will be distributed to Thurston County schools. Students may contact their school for needed supplies after August 24 th . Radio Day will still be held on Friday, August 13, 2021 from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, but no collections of supplies will be encouraged since special handling would be required. Monetary donations are appreciated (so that we may buy supplies) and will be collected in a contactless location.

Checks may still be mailed to our PO Box listed below.

For further information regarding donations: 360-943-9937

AGAIN, there will be NO collection of supplies from the public to the following donation sites and NO open gym distribution of supplies.

What is needed? Supplies most in demand include:

  • composition notebooks
  • graph paper
  • rulers
  • Crayola crayons
  • colored pencils
  • colored markers
  • backpacks
  • scientific & regular calculators
  • cash donations

How can I help? Clean out your family closet for outgrown, but wearable gently used coats, or pick up extra socks or underwear, or school supplies when you're shopping with your kids. Cash donations help us purchase supplies in bulk.

Donations may be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Community Action Council
    • 3020 Willamette Dr. NE Lacey, WA 98513
    • Monday Thursday 7:00am 5:30pm
    • 360-438-1100

  • Family Education and Support Services
    • 6840 Capitol Blvd, Bldg #3
    • Tumwater, WA 98501
    • 360-754-7629

  • O Bee Credit Union
    • All Thurston County sites

  • On Radio Day at KXXO Mixx 96.1 location on Friday, August 13, 2021 all day!

  • At Chinook Middle School on Monday, August 16, 2021 from 11:00 am 3:00 pm

Radio Day is at KXXO Mixx 96.1 - Volunteers will be out on the street collecting donations for the Little Red Schoolhouse Project from 6:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday, August 13th, 2021.

Checks may be made out to Little Red Schoolhouse, and mailed to:
Little Red Schoolhouse
P.O. Box 6302
Olympia, WA 98507

Cash donations help buy supplies in bulk!

Radio Day is at KXXO Mixx 96.1 - Volunteers will be out on the street collecting donations for the Little Red Schoolhouse Project.

The Little Red Schoolhouse project is under the fiscal responsibility of Family Education & Support Services, a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit tax exempt corporation. Tax ID 91-2003171

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