VANCOUVER – There are many ways to help aid those affected by the massive fire that destroyed Crestline Elementary School in Vancouver.
Officials with the Evergreen School District said simplest way to help would be by making a cash donation to the school's foundation, a non-profit linked with the district.
Donate: Evergreen School District Foundation (In the drop down menu, choose Crestline.)
In addition, cash, check, gift cards and supplies can be dropped off at the District Offices, Burgundy Complex, located at 13501 NE 28th St. or mailed to ESD Foundation c/o Community Relations, PO Box 8910, Vancouver, WA 98668-8910. (Teachers have specifically requested gift cards from Amazon.com, Ikea and Learning Palace.)
The district specifically requested the following supplies:
Copy paper, pencils, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, erasers, water color paints, tissues, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, playground equipment (balls, jump ropes, etc.), markers, dry erase markers, wide-ruled notebook filler paper and wide-ruled composition books. The school district is requesting people not send books because those selections might not fit the teachers’ needs.
More ways to donate:
iQ Credit Union branches and Burgerville restaurants in Vancouver are among those accepting drop-off donations of school supplies.
iQ Credit Union:
Downtown Branch (1313 Main Street)
Vancouver Mall Branch (7017 NE Vancouver Mall Drive)
Fisher’s Landing Branch (2620 SE 165th Avenue
Hazel Dell Branch (305 NE 81st Street)
Salmon Creek Branch (13505 NE 10th Avenue
Ridgefield Branch (2 South 56th Place)
Battle Ground Branch (109 SW First Street)
Camas Branch (1615 NW 6th Avenue)
iQ Campus Branches at Battle Ground High School, Union High School and Clark County Skills Center.
Cascade Park (11704 SE Mill Plain Blvd)
Fisher’s Landing (16416 SE McGillivray Blvd)
Heritage Center (6700 NE 162nd Ave)
Orchards (10903 NE Fourth Plain Blvd.)
Friends of Fire Station 6 has partnered with Additional Self Storage and is also collecting and distributing school supplies.
Fundraising events and company donations:
Donations have already begun pouring in. Both the Vancouver Firefighters' Union Local 452 and Wells Fargo each donated $5,000 to the Evergreen Public Schools Foundation.
"Our hearts go out to the students, parents and teachers who were affected by this terrible fire," said Mark Trupp, Wells Fargo's district manager for Clark County. "We encourage other community banks to join us in this effort to support this local school."
In addition, the New Season’s Market store located at Fisher’s Landing posted signs at all its cash registers, letting customers know they can make a contribution by adding it to their grocery bill. The company said it would match the first $2,500.00. All the money collected will be directed to Crestline School through the Evergreen School District Foundation.
Julie Jaffey runs a monogramming and screen printing business and her two sons attended Crestline. She decided to help raise money for the school by creating T-shirts and bracelets that read "I love Crestline" and selling them for $10 and $5 each. Her company 'Just Personalize It' will have sale locations listed on its Facebook page. People can also get more information by calling 360-607-1793 or by sending an email.
Sarah Johnson started a book drive project for classroom libraries. People can donate books at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at 13600 SE McGillivray Blvd., on Tuesday, Feb 12th, from 6pm – 8pm or on Saturday, Feb 23rd, from 10am – 12pm. They can also donate money for books through the Books for Crestline web site or send an email.
A. J. Heil Photography also said it would donate 100 percent of profits of any photo shoot booked and shot before April 15th to the Evergreen School District Foundation for Crestline Elementary School. Anyone interested can send an email or send a message through the A. J. Heil Photography Facebook page. People can also call Heil at 360-980-3253.
Evergreen public Schools said anyone who wants to donate money can call 360-604-4088 or send it to the Evergreen School District Foundation in care of Community Relations, P.O. Box 8910 Vancouver, WA 98668.
Locations and information:
Evergreen School District Foundation: http://www.evergreenschooldistrictfoundation.com/
Any Additional Self Storage location
Friends of Fire Station 6: 360-896-2808 firstname.lastname@example.org