Posted: November 2, 2021
From November 3 through December 6, students, families, and community members are invited to drop off non-perishable food and personal care items at the following Camas schools for this year’s Stuff the Bus drive for local families in need:
- All elementary schools
- All middle schools
- Camas High School
- Discovery High School
Hayes Freedom High School students take part in Clark County’s Walk & Knock event each year. This year, they will be volunteering at the Walk & Knock drop-off location located at 2305 SE 8th Ave., Camas, from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 4. If anyone in or around our community would like to volunteer, sign up at this link.
The CHS Interact Club is co-hosting the Seats & Feets Campaign with our district Facilities Department now through November 19. This program collects underwear, diapers, and socks which are donated to Share’s Outreach and Treasure House programs. The programs provide services to unhoused individuals as well as to clients currently in shelters.
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For more than ten years, Camas and Washougal High School students have worked with the Camas-Washougal Business Alliance to provide food for families and programs in our community. This year, donations will benefit the C.A.R.O.L. Program, the American Legion in Skamania County, Children’s Home Society’s East County Family Resource Center in Washougal, and the Interfaith Treasure House in Camas.
- The C.A.R.O.L. Program is run by the Camas-Washougal Fire Department and provides holiday food and gift baskets to people in need throughout Camas and Washougal.
- The Legion provides assistance to veterans and local families in need.
- The East County Family Resource Center provides emergency assistance to children and families in crisis.
- Interfaith Treasure House has been a longtime community resource for people in need.
On December 6, the final day of the event, students from each high school will load a school bus with all donations accumulated at schools throughout the district. When it’s packed full, the bus is weighed. Based on the heaviest load, Camas or Washougal is then named the winner, and another year of friendly competition is celebrated throughout the community as local families reap the reward.