On Saturday, August 26, Teamsters gathered outside the Tukwila Hall for a Back-to-School barbecue fundraiser. The event was sponsored by the Teamsters Pacific Northwest Black Caucus.
"All donations went to a school that operates at 80% below the poverty line."
It took four members to haul more than three large boxes of the gathered supplies. All donations went to White Center Heights, an elementary school that operates at 80% below the poverty line where 75% of students are children of color.
The burden of school supplies on families in poverty is enough to push some families over the edge and make students not want to come to school. Thank you for all who donated and participated. Your contributions will ensure increased school participation in our most vulnerable communities and help reduce bullying.