Do the Right Thing collaborates with public and private organizations to help meet the needs of at-risk families with children. We host annual events such as “The March of Diapers,” which collects money, diapers & wipes to distribute to organizations that serve low-income families.
The 2019 5th Annual March of Diapers kicks off March 1st, the Diaper & Wipe Drive runs From 3/1-3/31, this years goal is 100,000 Diapers & 60,000 Wipes.
We are collecting for & distributing to the following Washington State NonProfits:
Mary’s Place Seattle
Nourish Food Bank Edgewood
DAWN Domestic Violence Shelter
Care Net of Puget Sound
Multi Service Center Federal Way
Foster Champs of Maple Valley
Two Hearts Pregnancy Aid Everett
Communities in Schools Federal Way
Sumner Food Bank Sumner
The South King Food Bank @The FW Senior Center Auburn
Hand in Hand Everett
Parent Child Assistance Program Tacoma
Federal Way Day Center
Fusion Transistional Housing
Our 2018 Drive the 4th Annual March of Diapers Drive was able to collect and distribute over 68,000 Diapers and over 44,000 wipes to 12 different Non- Profits helping Babies of Low income families:
Mary's Place Seattle Wa
Nourish Food Bank Edgewood Wa
DAWN Domestic Violence Shelter Wa
Care Net of Puget Sound Wa
Multi Service Center Federal Way Wa
Foster Champs of Maple Valley Wa
Pregnancy Aid Everett Wa
Communities in Schools Federal Way Wa
Sumner Food Bank Sumner Wa
The South King Food Bank Auburn Wa
Hand in Hand/Safe Place Everett Wa
Our new Program “Paving the Way” aims to help Running Start Students.
We invite you to learn how to help an aspiring scholar by “Paving the Way”.
Do the Right Thing has launched a new program “Paving the Way" to help Students wanting to attend Running Start. What you may not know about Running Start is that many students are in a precarious position when they are in High School wanting to attend the program. Many of these students are a product of what we call an un-fulfilled need in many school districts in Washington State. What is the need and why is there a need you may ask? Many of these students are in a situation that does not qualify for free or reduced lunch or scholarships to Running Start due to just barely being above the family income cap. It is truly a hardship on the student, the family, and many times the counselors and staff who wish they could help support or fund these Students...
“Paving the Way” is a yearly startup program to help families who are working hard, but their student/child is in a position of maybe not being able to attend Running Start because of the financial hardship of the student needing 3 basic things to attend:
1. Gas money for the student to drive, be driven or take transit to attend classes.
2. Lunch/snack money when they are attending Running Start
3. Text books, supplies needed for classes.
We have researched with counselors, current and former students of the Running Start program and have determined there is a definitive need. We believe the “Paving the Way” program will help relieve stress on those who want to become leaders by getting a Running Start on “Paving the Way” to a better education.
Please take a moment to read this excerpt of a plea from a student trying to get support for another college bound project she was interested in attending.
This plea for help was written in April 2018.
Normally I would not ask for money due to my strong independent nature and my belief you work hard for what you want/need. Due to the unfortunate financial difficulties that my family struggles with currently this show me that I need to accept the good will of others or else I will be unable to attend. I truly believe that this program will be a great stepping stone to my college and career endeavors.
My father has fallen ill to a rare cancer call Nasopharyngeal, this has been a reoccurring battle for him since 2014 and, he has had chemotherapy 3 different times and has suffered through traditional radiation and proton radiation. Unfortunately, it has came back to hit him a lot harder this time, not only has it grown bigger, but it is affecting his nerves and daily life Thankfully we do have some support from the VA but it doesn’t cover all costs, we are very thankful my Mother is working hard at her job to keep our bills paid and to keep us in our home. We have some extra expenses to send both I and my sister to school at Highline Community College (I am a junior in running start). The gas mileage to get to and from Highline every day, adds up to a hefty sum along with other school related needs. While you read this story, maybe think of what is this family doing to make it through this trying time, we had another setback. Last year unfortunately we were taken off of the “reduced/free lunch” within the school district, I had to stop eating school lunch every day for a majority of my Sophomore year because the school deemed our family as having ‘enough-money’ to be able to pay for it. Despite what the school thought of our financial situation, we did not have enough to pay for both of us be able to eat at school every day. So, I often refrained from eating in order to let my younger brother be able to eat. Sadly, this still continues at my time at Highline. I still don’t have enough money to eat everyday while I am there nor do I have the financial aid I need to there.
The reason for such a lengthy letter is to give you a glimpse of my life and why I am asking for your organization to please consider supporting my cause. Thank you for reading her impassioned plea for help, I have purposely omitted her name in respect to her family. Even after this plea, unfortunately she was unable to attend due to lack of funds & support.
We currently have a few months for one student already promised, thank you Martin & Suzy Petrich and John Hurst, Dave & Rose Ehl, Anthony Polliocco, partial sponsorships from James Fossos & Glass Iris Studios for your help to “Paving the Way” for our students…I would be happy to discuss how this program which she is helping to launch will benefit her and many others in the future… Do the Right Thing truly wants to see more students like this young lady who want to become leaders, better their lives and help their Families and Communities.
I would be happy to discuss how this program which she is helping to launch will benefit her and many others in the future… The Summer of 2018 she attained 2 jobs to help the family finances.A big thank you to Wild Waves & Marlene’s Market in Federal Way Wa for seeing what a promising young lady she has become.
I would ask that you would consider the discussion with your company, organization or your family if you would like to help “Pave the Way”.
We have determined it will take approximately $225.00 per student each month to cover lunch, gas/transit and possibly cover some textbook costs.We will start out with 6 students in the 2018-2019 school year (that is 1 student from each Federal Way High School).
If you would like to discuss this program in further detail, make a donation or help launch our new program, please feel free to fill out our contact form below. We are an approved Washington State Non Profit currently waiting on our 501c3 status to be approved.
We organize fundraisers, community-building activities that promote the health and welfare of families with children struggling to help their children succeed.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Maybe be you would like to help out on our 2019 5th Annual March of Diapers Drive?
Contact us @ 253.334.1020.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, we thank you For sharing our vision. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. We can help so many Families with Baby Diapers & Wipes, Students needing help with our Running Start College program “ Paving the Way“ . With our nonprofit status we direct all funds to our causes. We have a 501c3 Non Profit status pending approval, our Washington State UBI# is
604 223 573.
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