UPDATE, November 17
The community of Saint Mark's quickly and generously answered the appeal from Lowell Elementary for winter clothes. Lowell staff have told us, "The children are cozy and warm, and the parents and staff are so happy! We are grateful for your generosity."
November 4, 2022
As the weather becomes precipitously colder, Lowell Elementary School has alerted us to an immediate need for children's winter coats and gloves. Low temperatures in the 30s are predicted for next week! An Amazon Wish List has been created to help. (When you check out, be certain that the delivery address is set to "Lowell Elementary School's Gift Registry Address.") As an alternative to the Amazon link, you can make a donation using the cathedral's online giving page (using the indicated line) or via Venmo (put "Lowell elementary" in the memo).
Lowell Elementary, our neighbor just a few blocks away on Capitol Hill, is a public school where over 1 in 4 students are currently experiencing homelessness or are in insecure or temporary housing. Around 25% of the students are English Language Learners and 30% of the students receive Special Education services. Over half of all Lowell students meet Seattle Public School District’s definition of "Students of Color Furthest from Educational Justice" and over 70% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Saint Mark's Cathedral has had a relationship with the school for many years. Learn more in an article in the Fall 2021 issue of The Rubric.