Copiers Northwest was proud to participate in the 2021 PEMCO Supply Surge school supply drive. Over the course of 3 weeks, PEMCO Insurance, Copiers Northwest, and 37 other South Lake Union organizations donated over 100,000 school supplies last month; enough to help 12,300 Washington students in 13 middle and high schools this upcoming academic year. This is a new record for the PEMCO insurance school supply drive and CNW couldn’t be more excited to see these students get the chance they need to be the best they can be.
Vow to Making a Change
Every year of education plays a crucial part in a youth’s life. During these years, our youth are not only learning about the world, what they like, what they don’t, but they are discovering what they are passionate about. For some, it can be the start of what they choose to stand and work for during adulthood; a journey to becoming a unique individual. However, for homeless students, getting ready for the school year can be a stressful time. To get the supplies a student requires for an academic year, families can spend over $600 on average according to Teach for America; an organization set on creating equality of education for children. This type of expense can place a heavy financial burden on families and can be near to impossible for homeless youth. From July 19th to August 6th, PEMCO Insurance, Copiers Northwest, and 37 other South Lake Union organizations helped to relieve this pain point.
At Copiers Northwest, we feel the pressure that this expense can have on families. That is why for the last several years, the CNW family has been committed to use our influence to make a change in our community. Supporting our homeless youth is just one way that we feel we can make a change. For homeless youth across Seattle, Lynnwood, and Spokane, not only did we want to donate to the cause but bring awareness to this education gap and open doors to these students that were once thought of as closed.
Learn more about the school supply gap – Teach for America