A small local group is helping students in needy families during this coronavirus outbreak by providing school supplies for kids at home.
The group, headed by Carrie Worra, calls its nascent program School To Go, piggybacking on a similar program called Food To go. The group is collecting monetary donations through the Anacortes Schools Foundation, then buying school supplies such as puzzles, craft supplies, science kits, as well as some limited household supplies.
"While social distancing is helping to keep our community healthy, these closures mean that many Anacortes students no longer have access to the the services and supplies they need to keep their education on track," said Worra.
The group has so far delivered two sets of supplies that they've purchased. Volunteers gather around a small assembly line and put the supplies in packages. Then, volunteers notify families ahead of a delivery, then drop the bag off at the front door without knocking or ringing the doorbell.
One recipient sent a message, "good day ... thank you very much for everything .. yesterday we received the black bag of food. thank you very much God bless."