Basic Needs Food Drive


Please join us in making a difference by participating in our Basic Needs Drive. We’re collecting essential items for the North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) Family & Youth Resource Center (FYRCor FYR Center), a crucial support system for NTPS families and students facing hardships.

Did you know? Over 900 students in our district are experiencing homelessness, and nearly half of our students qualify for Free or Reduced lunch. These numbers highlight the pressing need to ensure every student has access to the basic necessities to thrive at school. We’re currently seeking donations of full-size hygiene and cleaning supplies, including:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body Lotion
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Dish Soap
  • Laundry Pods

Additionally, we need of new packages of boys’ and girls’ underwear and socks in all sizes.

Here’s how you can help. Donate any of the listed items before June 15th to:

Lacey Hops n Drops: 4739 Avery Ln SE, Lacey, WA 98503 (anytime open)

Lacey America’s Credit Union: 8308 Quinault Dr. NE, Lacey, Washington 98516 (anytime open)

Lacey South Sound Chamber Office: 3925 8th Ave SE Suite C, Lacey, WA 98503 Monday–Thursday 10-4 

4th Dimension Computers: 3315 Pacific Ave Suite B2, Olympia, WA 98501 (Anytime open)

If you have questions about how you can support the struggling students and families in our community, please contact:
Deanna East
Executive Director
North Thurston Education Foundation
[email protected]
(360) 628-3281