Ballard Cares raises $60k for BHS families in need

In just two weeks, the Ballard Cares campaign to raise money for BHS families in need has surpassed $60,000.

Ballard Cares was set up in early April to help BHS students and their families who are struggling with impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ballard Cares is a partnership between the Ballard High School Foundation, the Ballard High School PTSA and Ballard High School.

There are many people in our community that were struggling before the outbreak of COVID-19 and their lives have now become even more difficult. In addition, the financial challenges that have beset much of the world have also had a substantial impact on many more Ballard families. Members of our community have lost jobs, had to close businesses, gotten sick, had family members move home and even had loved ones pass away. We love that Ballard is a community that comes together to support each other and when one of us is impacted, it impacts us all.

Ballard Cares website

So far, the donations have helped secure purchasing grocery store gift cards for more than 50 families every two weeks through the end of June.

“For the families to have this certainty in their uncertain lives and for them to see how much our community came together has made it clear that Ballard Cares,” BHS Principal Keven Wynkoop wrote in a letter to Ballard High families.

If your BHS family is in need of assistance, please contact either your student’s counselor or an administrator at school to let them know how they can help.

To donate to the Ballard Cares fundraiser, click here.

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