The Community Outreach Program organizes events that promote student and family participation in community service projects and donation drives. We partner with programs such as the IVE Angel Program and the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank to ensure we are doing our best to meet the needs of our local families while introducing philanthropy to our students and empowering them to make a difference in their community.
No-Sew Blanket Drive Benefiting Project Linus
As part of IVE PTA's community outreach efforts, we have chosen to support Project Linus with a No-Sew Blanket Drive. This family-friendly community service project is a great opportunity to encourage our IVE students to embrace their creativity, show compassion and empower them to make a difference in their community.
Project Linus seeks to "provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer 'blanketeers.'" You can find out more about Project Linus here.
No-sew blanket kits will be distributed at December materials pickup at IVE. Completed blankets will then be collected at the January materials pickup and donated to Project Linus. Sign up for a blanket or donate to the project HERE by Sunday November 22nd.
Any surplus funds from this project will be donated to Project Linus. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Holiday Gift Barn
Due to COVID precautions, the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is modifying their approach this year and the Issaquah Valley Elementary PTA wishes to continue to support their efforts. Please consider donating $25 gift cards or financial gifts to the 2020 Holiday Gift Barn no later than Monday November 23rd. Gift cards will then be distributed to parents and guardians so that they may safely shop for their children, restoring dignity and giving them the joy of shopping for their families.
Eastside Baby Corner Winter Wishlist
Eastside Baby Corner "helps the helpers" by working directly with qualified social services providers to get them what they need to help vulnerable kids and families. During the winter holidays, EBC provides requests donations of various toys through their Winter Wishlist. You can donate by shopping the Winter Wishlist by December 17th.
Lunch for the Break
Prior to each major school break (December, February, April), the PTA partners with Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank to ensure that all students have a healthy balance of food while school is close. The program provides a week's worth of free grocery items for students to be able to prepare breakfast, lunch and snacks for themselves.
All PTA events subject to Covid-19 guidelines and ISD approvals. Check back here for latest info near event date.