Some local kids will have a better first day of school thanks to the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club.
The club raised $2,900 for its backpack program, which will provide backpacks with required school supplies to 150 students.
The Washougal and Camas school districts were the beneficiaries, each receiving 75 filled packs that teachers will distribute to designated students.
Teresa Baldwin, Washougal School District Superintendent, said, ” A filled, stylish, backpack is important for the students in need to get off to a good start. This program is very valuable to the parents, the students, and the school district. We are very grateful to the Camas-Washougal Rotary.”
Rotarian Jim Curry chairs the backpack program, and stated that this year’s program is the most successful after almost 10 years thanks to financial support from the Camas-Washougal Rotary Foundation, Ducky Derby event proceeds, Morgan Stanley, Maan and Dixie Jawad, and the Mill Plain Rite Aid.