Youth Programs

Fall School Supplies

Backpack Program

Share The Joy

"Share the Joy" holiday toys programs right before Christmas. Applications are due in November, Families must live in the Enumclaw School District.

School Supplies needed are:

  • Box of sharpened #2 pencils
    Block erasers
  • Small box of crayons
  • Pencil pouches
  • Highlighters
    Package 3 hole punch, ruled notebook paper
    Spiral bound notebooks (1 subject)
    Box of tissues
  • Binders
  • Earbuds
  • Dividers
  • Composition books
  • Backpacks
  • Packages of ink pens
  • Glue Sticks
  • Box of quart Ziploc bags

The beginning of the school year is fraught with stress for low income families, not only are there clothes to buy but many go without the much needed school supplies throughout the year.  Backpacks and School Supplies are distributed in late August for Black Diamond area youth in the Enumclaw School District. Applications are available in the summer. Call us at 360-886-1011 to get help at that time.

The Enumclaw School District offers free breakfast and lunch programs for children from low-income families during the week.  The other two days of the week are up to their families, which can be a struggle.  In 2014, Rebecca Olness with the help of the local Kiwanis Club started the Backpack food program for low income children attending the Black Diamond Elementary. 

Every Thursday during the school year, Becky and members of the Kiwanis Club put together bags of food and deliver them to the school so the students can pick up bags on Friday Morning.  Donations of small packagable food are always accepted.  Please mark the donations for the Backpack Program so they don't get mixed in with the regular food bank items.