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Bellingham Giving Circle Gathering supplies for Whatcom Teens

IMAGINE... Being 14 with no family, no home, no place to sleep or bathe.

You are unsure of your next meal.

You have no clean clothes, no money for school supplies or basic toiletries.

However, in spite of sleeping on a neighbor's couch, in a tent in the woods, in a friend's car or on a mattress under an overpass, you want to complete your education.

These are actual stories from Bellingham student files.

Over 100 Bellingham teens face these tragic conditions every day.

These children, identified as unaccompanied homeless teenagers, do not live with a parent or guardian but are enrolled in the Bellingham School District. Due to their age and because they have no parent or guardian, they are not eligible for any community services.

Join us here at Applied Digital Imaging & Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation in collecting items this season to help these struggling teens. We have a collection bin in the lobby at ADI, and at North Bellingham Golf Course.

Items needed are: Food Gift Cards (Subway, Jimmy Johns, grocery store...), Snacks (non-perishable), Juice Boxes (non-perishable), Sleeping Bags, NEW Socks & Underwear, Hats & Gloves, Backpacks, Toothbrushes & Toothpaste, Soap & Shampoo, Laundry Vouchers, Bus Passes, Laptops & Tablets, Backpacks

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