08.11.2021

Treehouse Hosts Back-to-School Pop-Up Shop for Spokane Youth in Foster Care

By Desiree Lindsay, Treehouse Public Relations Coordinator

Last month, our dedicated Material Resources team was able to bring the Treehouse Store to Spokane for a one-day Pop-Up Shop event!  

“Last year, our youth faced an unprecedented school year. Treehouse and our community were able to come together and rally increased support for these vulnerable youth who had increased demand for resources due to remote learning,” said Maya Hemachandra, Treehouse Chief Development Officer.   

On July 29, our students and staff met up in Spokane at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish. The event was for high school-aged youth participating in Treehouse’s Graduation Success program in the Spokane area.  

We were able to provide 60 students with new school clothes and school supplies. In total, we distributed more than 940 items to our Graduation Success participants in Spokane! 

As we continue to focus on adapting our services and programs in order to serve more youth in care across the state, we’re excited to keep building events like this in the future. Our free store for youth experiencing foster care will continue to ship essentials like clothing and school supplies to our participants statewide. 

“Students are preparing for another unpredictable school year,” Maya said. “Ensuring our youth have all the supplies, fresh clothes and other essentials helps support them so they can stay active and engaged during challenges this year.” 

Every kid deserves to have a great first day. You can help us make that happen for youth experiencing foster care. Sign up to host a back-to-school donation drivemake a monetary donation or purchase items from our wish list. 

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About the Author

Desiree Lindsay is the Public Relations Coordinator at Treehouse, where she elevates the voices and experiences of the youth we serve.


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