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Services and organizations available to support students, parents and families in our community



Do you need help with school supplies?
Items such as backpacks, pens, paper, or other basic school supplies can be obtained, at no cost, through Hopelink's Kids Need School Supplies program. To qualify for assistance, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Your children must be entering Kindergarten – 12th grade
  • Your children must attend school within Lake Washington, Riverview, Snoqualmie Valley, or Sultan school districts
  • You must meet the household income criteria below:
    Household sizeparents & children ​2 ​3 ​4 ​5 ​6 ​7
    ​Max. monthly gross income ($) 2,655 3,348 4,042​ 4,735 5,428 ​6,121

If you meet the criteria above and would like to receive school supplies free of charge, contact your closest Hopelink Center to register as a Hopelink Food Bank client and schedule an appointment (you may skip this step if you are a current food bank client).

  • Redmond: 425-882-0241
  • Kirkland / Northshore: 425-889-7880
  • Sno-Valley: 425-333-4163

During the last two weeks of August (8/17 – 8/28) school supplies will be available for pick up during regular food bank hours. For more information, email

Energy Assistance through Hopelink

Lake Washington School District recognizes there are a number of families in need in our community. It can be difficult to know where to turn when you need help. That is why the Homeless Liaison developed a list of community resources to support students, parents and families in our community, whether homeless or not. The list of community resources is organized below by type of services offered. This list is not intended to be complete. If you know of other resources that should be added to the list, please contact Cheryl Chikalla, LWSD homeless liaison, at 425-936-1297.

Types of Services:

In addition, the following agencies will help to match you to other organizations that may be of assistance:

Organization Phone ​Website
Crisis Clinic (800) 621-4636
​Eastside Human Services Forum (Eastside Helps) (425) 556-2423
​Together Center (425) 869-6699
​City of Kirkland (425) 587-3322
​City of Redmond (425) 556-2416
​City of Sammamish ​(425) 295-0511

Please note: This list of individual agencies is provided as an information resource for your convenience. The Lake Washington School District does not recommend or endorse any of the individual agencies provided here. The district will not be held liable or responsible for any services provided by them. Lake Washington School District highly recommends that you conduct your own research and investigation. Use reasonable care before selecting any of these individuals/agencies for services. 

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