Over 12,000 Vancouver Public School students live in poverty. Often, children arrive at schools without the tools they need. In light of Covid-19, the need is greater than ever with more families struggling financially. With students starting the school year remotely, the need for supplies is expected to be higher than ever, with families unable to afford at-home supplies. Additional supplies will be needed when students return to classrooms with the need to limit the sharing of supplies among students.

Due to COVID-19, Write from the Start is asking for financial donations only this year. Contributions will be used to purchase school supplies in bulk and distribute to students in need at all 37 VPS schools & programs.

How to help:

  1. Make a donation and have it matched by Dick Hannah Dealerships, up to $10,000!
    Donate online now 
    using our secure donation form. All donations are tax deductible.

    You can also mail a check payable to “Foundation for VPS” to:
    Write From The Start
    c/o Foundation for VPS
    PO Box 6039
    Vancouver, WA 98668