Our Stories

Paraeducator Julie Klinginsmith is known for going above and beyond to help students get what they need, even if that means scheduling a student’s eye doctor appointment.
Giving The Gift of Handmade Warmth
“I received a call from the front desk at the Kennewick School District Administration Center asking if we could use some knitted hats and mittens for students in need.”
Kennewick Family Receives Holiday Help After Fire
“The family of one of my preschool students lost everything they had when their home burned down several weeks ago. We quickly worked to get them whatever we could. With Christmas approaching, we wanted to do more.”
Community Brings Warmth To Family In Need
“Our furnace was out all weekend. Before the heating and cooling technician came, our friends brought two space heaters right over as soon as they knew we didn’t have a working heating system.”
Chinook Student Gives His Prize Turkey To A Student In Need
“Seventh-grader Cesar Arechiga won the turkey from Chinook Middle School’s Turkey Waddle event put on by the physical education teachers before Thanksgiving break. But when he came back to my class, I noticed he didn’t have the turkey.”
PNNL Donates Coats To Kennewick Schools
“Each year when the weather gets colder, our community always thinks about the comfort and safety of our students by coordinating coat drives. This year is no exception.”
Kamiakin High Students Pack Gift Boxes For Children Worldwide
“I and more than 100 of my classmates in National Honor Society gathered in a classroom at Kamiakin High with tables overflowing with Crayola products, stuffed animals and soaps of all sizes and shapes. We laughed and talked as we…
Family Helps Neighbor In Need
“Two weeks ago on a cold, wet and snowy Sunday morning we had a knock on our front door. When my mom opened the door she was greeted by a man in shorts and a T-shirt shivering and making no…
Kennewick Couple Helps Put Together Thanksgiving Meals For Hurricane Harvey Victims
“I wish I could explain the feeling of having over 3,000 engineers from all over the world come together to make a difference in the lives of the people in the Houston area.”

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