Everyone has been impacted by the pandemic, especially youth. Even more so, there is a high demand for resources among the youth in foster care. Treehouse recognizes this need as they prepare for their annual back-to-school drive.
Founded in 1999, Treehouse remains Washington’s leading nonprofit organization. With its mission to provide support and opportunities to foster care youth, Treehouse works to address the academic and other essential needs of more than 8,000 children in the state of Washington.
Treehouse recently sent out surveys for youth in foster care statewide regarding the impact of COVID-19. Forty-nine percent of those surveys expressed an immediate resource need.
This year, Treehouse wanted to defeat all the odds and offer the same academic support for youth in foster care by providing digital drive kits. All back-to-school donations will be conducted online via shipping services.
“Literally any organization or group can host a drive, and it can be done virtually so it’s safe,” said Erika Lanier, Community Engagement Officer at Treehouse, said in a statement “Whether school is in the classroom or online, our youth continue to grow. They need new clothes, school supplies, and other essentials.”