RESMS Family Support & Ravens Care Closet
One of the vital functions of the RESMS PTSA is providing practical support to families in our community that are struggling financially or going through difficult situations and transitions, from job losses and severe illness to homelessness. We do this in partnership with our great RESMS School Social Worker, Carrie Syvertsen, and partner non-profits like FamilyWorks and NeighborCare.
The PSTA supports this work by raising funds for gift cards and direct purchases of needed items for families experiencing a crisis. Families can also sign up for regular deliveries of supplemental food from FamilyWorks or appointments to select items from the FamilyWorks clothing closet. Families wanting to know more about accessing these resources can contact their student’s grade-level counselor or the RESMS School Social Worker, Carrie Syvertsen, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Signing up for weekly food distribution at school will also be found in the first-day packet of forms coming home to families.
Families can support these efforts through direct donations to our family support efforts, which can be made here:
The PTSA also maintains an onsite Robert Eagle Staff Care Closet where students and families in need of assistance can pick up school supplies, hygiene items and household necessities. The RESMS community is grateful to the local small businesses who sponsor our RESMS Care Closet each month, allowing us to keep this well stocked throughout the year.
Thank you to our October 2021 sponsor, Phinney Estate Law. Phinney Estate Law will also be making an additional $50 donation toward Family Support for every Estate Plan purchased by an RESMS family during the 2021-22 school year.
Continued thanks to our September 2021 sponsor, Verity Credit Union.
As it is the beginning of the year, we are focusing on school supplies for our donations. The most-needed items are:
- Clear tape
- Headphones or ear buds
- Reusable water bottles
- Index cards
We can also always use:
- Maxi pads and tampons
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Body soap
- Face soap
- Black-hair products
- Hand soap
- Dish soap
- Unscented laundry detergent
All items need to be new. Families can also donate items for the Care Closet in the Main Office during regular school hours. You can also purchase items off of our Amazon Wish List. Items purchased online should be shipped to our PTSA Family Support Coordinator at 751 N. 75th Street, Seattle WA 98103, as the school cannot receive after-hours deliveries.
To learn more about our programs, please see our RESMS PTSA Family Support 2020-21. To volunteer or become a small business sponsor, please contact Jamie Clausen, RESMS PTSA Family Support Coordinator, at email@example.com or (206) 747-4141.