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Organization collecting supplies for foster kids


The demand for resources among youth impacted by foster care is greater than ever during the pandemic as Treehouse kicks off its annual back-to-school drive season.

“Literally any organization or group can host a drive, and it can be done virtually so it’s safe,” said Erika Lanier, Community Engagement Officer at Treehouse, a nonprofit which gives youth in foster care a childhood and a future. “Whether school is in the classroom or online, our youth continue to grow. They need new clothes, school supplies and other essentials.”

All back-to-school donations will be conducted online and handled via shipping services. Digital drive kits make it easy. Treehouse is not accepting in-person materials donations at this time.

Treehouse staff recently completed 1,307 surveys for youth in foster care statewide and nearly half (49%) expressed an immediate resource need.

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Treehouse was founded in 1988 by social workers. The organization is Washington’s leading nonprofit organization addressing the academic and other essential support needs of more than 8,000 youth in foster care. Learn more at


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