May is M.I.L.K. Month!
Every time you donate, you are Making an Impact on Learning for Kids (M.I.L.K.).
In May, local businesses unite to support the nearly 200 children experiencing homelessness in the Northshore School District, this year.
Your donation of spare change buys school clothes, schools supplies and books as well yearbooks, school pictures, graduation fees and as other school related costs for our most vulnerable students.
Championed by three Northshore moms, M.I.L.K (Making an Impact on Learning & Kids) Money raises awareness and supports nearly 200 vulnerable students who don’t have a home to call their own and struggle to keep up in school.
Thanks to your support, Joseph had a sleeping bag and a flashlight for Camp Cedar Springs; Angela’s was able to interview for her first part time job in new business attire, and Helana was able to take the last extra credit to graduate. All made possible by you. Since 2010, M.I.L.K. has provide students with more than $36,500 to fund school supplies, school pictures, test fees and graduation fees.
This year we have set a lofty goal of providing $100 of services to every student who is qualifies for McKinney Vento Services. Our 2016 Campaign Goal is to raise $20,000 help us by sponsoring a bottle or making a donation today.
What is McKinney Vento
The McKinney-Vento Act is federal legislation that has been in effect since 1987 to support children and youth experiencing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Act defines “homeless children and youth” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. The intent of the McKinney-Vento Act is to ensure that homeless children and youth enroll and succeed in school.
The school district receives no funding assistance to provide these programs and relies heavily on Foundation funding to meet the needs of students. Read more here
M.I.L.K. Walk – Reimagined as Hero’s for Health Family Fun Run
This year we are proud to partner with Healthpoint to sponsor the Hero’s for Health Family Fun Run on May 21st
Learn More Here.
Find A Bottle at these locations
John L Scott Woodinville
Play It Again Sports
Snoqualmie Ice Cream
Woodinville Bagel Bakery
18/8 Fine Men’s Salon
Bella and Max
Bothell Gymnastics Club
Developing Minds, llc.
Fey & Grey Ortho
Key Bank – Thrashers Corner
Schwark & Boriatti Dentist
Sports Clips – Bothell/Thrashers Corner
The Den Coffeehouse
Toys that Teach
Ultra Custom Cleaners
Uncle Petza’s Pizza
United Bothell Methodist
United Methodist Church
Our 2016 Cream of the Crop Award’s go to:
- Banner Bank of Woodinville and Bothell, Sparta’s Pizza, Alexa’s Café, and Sound Credit Union for keeping bottles on their counters all year long! Collectively they are helping us sponsor nearly 30 students! Thank you!
- Yakima Fruit Market and Cornerstone Contractors for their continued enthusiastic participation year after year!
- Sid’s Handy Mart owner Paul who added a company checks to support the change that had been collected on site.
- The congregations of Evergreen Church and Bothell Methodist for taking on M.I.L.K. Money as a church wide cause.
- Windermere Foundation for offering $3000 in matching money for the change collected.
- Heather Erickson, RealLiving Northwest for donating a portion of her real estate sales to help students experiencing homelessness.
- HealthPoint for collaborating with the Foundation in the Health for Hero’s Run and designating funds there.
- Country Village for sponsoring year round opportunities for shoppers to participate in this cause.
- Lyon’s Den and Mrs. Swain’s NJH Culinary Arts Class for providing milk and cookies for the HealthPoint 5K Health for Hero’s run.