Community Outreach

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. 

 

Current Programs


 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 face@ivepta.org

 


Holiday Gift Barn

Each December, Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank turns the Pickering Barn into a giant department store filled with new toys, games, clothing and other special items donated by the community. Parents who need extra help this season are able to shop for free and choose the perfect gifts for each of their children.

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.
 
If your family is in need of Holiday Gift Barn services, you can find out more on the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank website.
 
To find out more about donating or receiving services, click here.
 

 

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.

 


Program Ideas

Have a Community Outreach program idea? Contact communityoutreach@ivepta.org.