2018 Ready to Learn Fair is History
For 18 years, the Ready to Learn Fair has served thousands of Anacortes students, Kindergarten to 12th grade. It is a labor of love for hundreds of volunteers, and comes together thanks to the incredible generosity of our entire community. In 2018, the one-day event served over 300 students, and once again put critical resources in the hands of our families who need assistance most.
The 2019 Ready to Learn Fair will once again be held at the Anacortes Middle School from. The Anacortes Schools Foundation is proud to partner with the Anacortes School District in support of this important event.
Each kid receives a new backpack full of supplies tailored to their specific year in school, Keiko McCracken, co-chair of the event, said.
Kids get to look through donated new or gently used clothing to take home with them. Each year volunteers collect clothing for the event.
Translators who speak Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Tagalog are available this year as a way to reach more people, McCracken said. She doesn’t want anyone deterred by a language barrier.
Financial donations are accepted...
Thanks to our incredible team of volunteers, and generous financial support from donors, last year’s Ready to Learn Fair fully met the back-to-school needs of our students. But our need continues to grow, and each year, the fair serves more and more students. That is why we are once again asking for support. We need to raise over $15,000 and hope that you will once again make a generous gift.
Donations should be made out to the Anacortes Schools Foundation, 2200 M Ave., Anacortes, WA 98221. It is important the donation be notated for the Ready to Learn Fair. As in the past, your donation may be tax deductible. The Anacortes Schools Foundation’s Federal Tax I.D. number is 91-1263495.
Thanks to our 2018 Community Partners
Anacortes Kiwanis Sunrisers
Anacortes Middle School PTSA
Anacortes Noon Kiwanis Club
Bank of the Pacific
Bunnies By the Bay
Fidalgo Island Church of Christ
Fidalgo Island Rotary Club
First Baptist Church
Julie Frakes – Stylist
Island View Elementary PTA
Linda Koch - Stylist
Julia Mancinas - Stylist
The Market at Anacortes
Mount Erie Elementary PTA
North Sound Mini-Storage
Pacific Design Screen Printing
Lori Peters - Stylist
Pilgrim Congregational Church
Samish Indian Nation
Sebo’s Henery Hardware
Soroptimist International of Anacortes
Soroptimist International of Fidalgo Island
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
United Methodist Church of Anacortes
Watermark Book Company