Betty Needs Backpacks

During this past school year, Betty mentored twenty high school seniors that were homeless, from Fortuna to McKinleyville.  She picked them up early each morning, took them to shower, provided clean clothes and a quiet place to do their homework, then transported them to school.  The exciting news is that this fall, all twenty of these students will be attending out-of-state, four-year universities!  Betty is very proud of each of them.

The new school year is rapidly approaching, and Betty is in need of 40 good-quality backpacks for local high school students, and more backpacks for elementary and middle-school students, too. Also needed are high-school-appropriate graphing calculators (TI-83, etc) and other general school supplies.

If you are able to help provide any of these items, please drop off your donation at the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center, 133 7th Street, in Eureka.

The Center is open to adults from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  A big thank you to those supporters who help Betty with her school start-up project every year!