Project N.O.W. is a new program that supports Highline Public School students in need with a free backpack full of food to take home for the weekend—all school year. Many Highline students have little-to-no food at home, are poverty-stricken, and in some cases homeless or are in transitional housing.
With Project N.O.W., a weekend’s supply of food is sent home with our most vulnerable students each Friday in a backpack. The empty backpack is returned on Monday, and the process repeats itself each week.
Our Goal: Project N.O.W.’s goal is to prevent as many Highline students as possible from going hungry over the weekend when school-provided meals aren’t an option. Costs for a year’s supply of weekend food is estimated at $200 per student, however, the Highline Area Food Bank is willing to donate $100 of food per student to the cause, which means we only need to raise $100 per student served. Our goal is to add 90 students to the program starting fall 2015, which would bring our total to 140 students served.
We need to raise $9,000 to support more students in the schools we currently serve (Gregory Heights and Seahurst Elementary and Sylvester Middle School) — as well as serve students in one additional Highline Area School (Cedarhurst Elementary).
Opportunities for Support
We invite businesses, organizations and individuals to support this critical program at the following levels. All sponsors will receive recognition in printed and online materials, press releases, and social media.
|Lead Program Sponsor – $2,500
This level of support helps 25 students in need get weekend food for an entire school year.
Corporate Sponsor – $1,000
Community Sponsor – $500
Sponsor a Student – $100
Lead Program sponsor:
Stuart Steadman, Realtor®
- To make a donation to Project N.O.W. thorugh PayPal, click the “To Donate” graphic above, and enter the amount you would like to donate in the box under “Donation Amount.”
- On the left side of the page, click on the “Continue” button under Don’t have a PayPal account? (Or you can log in to your PayPal account, if you have one and wish to continue that way.)
- After you enter your information, click on the “Review and Continue” button at the bottom of the page.
On the review page, enter Project N.O.W. in the “Any special instructions?” box.
- Click on the “Donate $ Now” button and you’re done!
By Mail: Please make your check payable to Highline Schools Foundation with Project N.O.W. in the memo line and mail to:
15675 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166
More questions? Please email us at [email protected] or call us at (206) 248-5196.