Thank you to presenting sponsor, Dick Hannah Dealerships for matching the first $10,000 in donations!

The official collection period for the school supply drive has ended, however you may still make a donation to be used toward school supplies using the donation link below:

General donations to support students of Vancouver Public Schools can be made at:

Donations by check should be payable to “Foundation for VPS” and mailed to:
Foundation for VPS
PO Box 6039
Vancouver, WA 98668

How will my donation be used?

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.