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.
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 email@example.com. 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 September 2021 sponsor, Verity Credit Union. Verity will also be hosting a supply drive during business hours at their Greenwood location at 8533 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103 during the month of September.
As it is the beginning of the year, we are focusing on school supplies for our donations. The most-needed items are:
- Composition books (college ruled)
- Blue and black pens
- Mechanical pencils
- Clear tape
- Headphones or ear buds
- Reusable masks
- Reusable water bottles
- Colored pencils
We can also always use:
- Hand sanitizer
- Face tissue
- Toilet paper
- Small bottles of unscented laundry detergent
- Shampoo and conditioner
All items need to be new. Families can also donate items for the Care Closet in the Main Office during regular school hours.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 747-4141.