We provided backpacks and customized kits of supplies for 1965 students from low-income families in the Bellevue (WA) School District to receive before schools starts.  During our 26th annual Good Start Back to School project in August, we also prepared an additional 65 backpacks for students needing them later, for a total of 2030 helped in the 2021-22 school year.

Here is a link to the 2018 program from the local
Bellevue Reporter:


Mission Statement:

Congregations for Kids, a coalition of local congregations, helps students from low income families within the Bellevue, Washington School District have a Good Start Back to School. Partnering with the school district, Eastside businesses, and community organizations, we equip these students with backpacks and supplies needed for the school year.