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FREE Distribution of supplies and clothing will take place Thursday, August 18th, 2016 from 8am to 6pm at Komachin Middle School, 3650 College St. SE, Lacey, WA 98503. Open to all Thurston County families in need.
Upon arrival, each family receives a number and gets an approximate time for admission. Each child will be able to choose a backpack filled with school supplies (based on individual school lists), and a gently used or new coat, socks and underwear. Families should plan on spending several hours as the event is usually crowded.
Clothing items will be available 8am-6pm Thursday, August 18th at Komachin Middle School, 3650 College St. SE, Lacey, WA 98503. Any items not distributed on August 18th may be distributed to Thurston County children through the following: Community Action Council, The Food Bank, or Serve Thurston Community Block Party.
The supplies and available clothing is spread throughout the day. It's impossible to predict how many people will show up but based on last year's turnout there should be supplies all day.
Camping out at the school will NOT gain an advantage to getting supplies. In fact camping on the school grounds is illegal. At 7:55 am we will distribute numbers for admittance. If you receive a high number you can come back later and be let in when you arrive as long as they have gotten to your number!
Donít be surprised if there is a line but we have made every effort to have the basic school supplies you will need.
No proof of financial need is required. We all trust if your family is coming to ask for help that you need it.
Each student will receive the appropriate school supplies, a new or used backpack, and we hope, a new or gently used coat, and new socks and underwear.
Four to five handicap parking slots will be made available. There are no stairs into the Distribution gym area. There will be help to carry supplies and clothing to your car. Parking is also available across the street (Mullen Road) at the church.
Various local agencies that help families will have booths outside the commons with information on their programs. They will have referral information to help you with other issues, ex. rent, medical bills, etc. You may need to contact the Thurston-Mason Counties Crisis Clinic at 360-586-2800 for information and assistance.
LRS only distributes school supplies & clothing this one day.
Unfortunately, the distribution day is for children enrolled in Thurston County schools only. If you know a family who may need help, please let them know!