2019 Back to School Drive

WDTL's Back to School Drive will be collecting backpacks and school supplies for Treehouse which serves WA state youth in foster care.
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It is that time of year again - WDTL's Back to School Drive for Treehouse. 

For those of you unfamiliar with Treehouse, it was founded in 1988 and is Washington's leading nonprofit organization that provides academic and other essential support for youth in foster care.  Treehouse is committed to closing the academic achievement gap between youth in foster care and their peers. 

High school graduation rates for youth in foster care are below 50% in Washington State and nationwide, and less than 3 percent will earn a bachelor's degree.  With your help, Treehouse will achieve its goal by 2022 for every youth in foster care throughout the state to graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers. 

Treehouse helps more than 7,500 youth each year who are in need of support.  Kids achieve academically when they feel confident.  Your support will not only allow youth in foster care to start this school year in style but will also provide the necessary supplies for their success in the classroom. 
Treehouse is need of backpacks and other school supplies such as paper, notebooks, pens, crayons, glues sticks, etc.  This year, we will also be collecting new or gently used soccer equipment. The soccer equipment will be distributed to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to play soccer. 

WDTL will be collecting backpacks, school supplies, and soccer equipment until August 23, 2019

Donations may be dropped off at Betts, Patterson & Mines, 701 Pike Street, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101.  Or, if you would like to make arrangements for WDTL to pick up donations from your office, please contact Diane Cornell at 206-268-8618 or
If you or your firm would like to make a financial donation:
One more thing…WDTL will hold a pizza party for the firm that donates the most backpacks this year.

So, start collecting those backpacks and thank you WDTL members for your continued support of Washington's youth in need. 


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