Summer hunger – libraries fill the gap, NYT’s article

New York Times article - how library feeds kids in summer
New York Times article

We thought you might want to see this article on how libraries are filling the gap on hunger by feeding kids who would normally be fed at school. Because it’s summer there are no meals.  Check it out – worth reading.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/30/well/family/free-lunch-at-the-library.html

Should kids go hungry just because it’s summer?  Washington County Kids works hard to help make sure that kids are fed all year.

We sent the invites – did you get one?

fishing salmonWe sent the invites this morning!  Did you get yours? If you didn’t receive an invite to the Salmon Bake Fundraiser for Washington County Kids, please let us know!  We are hard working volunteers, but maybe we missed you! You can drop into our FB or Twitter page and tell us! Or email Katie@katieriley.org and let her know.  We are SO excited about this event. It is a lovely venue, out in the vineyards and under the great trees. The food will be superb and there’s music, a silent auction, award winning wines. Can’t wait! Here’s a link to  tickets.  #WashCoKids (that’s our hashtag:)
***Oh, and here’s a flyer invitation as a PDF (almost forgot!)***  WashingtonCountyKids_SalmonBake_FLIERinvite

Fall Fundraiser date: Sept 23

Washington County Kids Fall Fundraiser Sept 23
Fall Fundraiser Sept 23

Mark your calendars for September 23, 2017 – Washington County Kids announces a special event gathering. We hope you’ll join us! Celebrate a year of good works and continue the conversation about how to best support kids and families in Washington County. Join WCK’s celebration (details coming soon!) and enjoy good food, good company, a silent auction (with art, wine and more), a delightful evening with sumptuous food, music and much, much more! It’s all for the kids.

Yay – the first donation was received today for the silent auction – ooh, a large photograph. Here’s a mini version of it.

If you have something to donate, please reach out to Rachel G. Thank you!

New WCK website

mini screenshot of the WCK new home pageIf you’re on this page you know we have a new Washington County Kids (WCK) website. (Yay!) Launched over the last few days, it’s still us, but we’re moving into a format that allows us to tell the stories in a better way, with more pictures and details of kids and families that need your help. Tell us how you like it! And today we’ll release WCK’s e-newsletter with lots of news plus  a wonderful “Partner Profile” by our amazing WCK volunteer, Melissa Habit interviewing equally amazing E. D. Rachel Parker . Here’s a peek. Watch for it!

Fall fundraiser – Dinner announced by WCK

For those who love the fall and its opportunity to regroup – we have the perfect venue! It’s the Helvetia Winery and (rumor has it) a salmon bake fundraiser complete with live music, awesome food, a silent auction and more! Save the date, will you? Oh, Sept. 23rd!  We’re looking forward to seeing you.  More coming!

Chuck Riley, State Senator Meeting

Chuck Riley, Oregon’s State Senator and a great champion for kids, was at the latest monthly board meeting for Washington County Kids. Chuck shared lots of ideas and there was plenty of discussion about how best to help kids and support their success.  The next WCK  board meeting was moved from its normal Monday spot (due to the eclipse!). Join us Tuesday, August 22nd at the Hillsboro Shute Park Library at 6:30. Hope to see you there!