BATTLE GROUND — How many rolls of toilet paper, packages of wet wipes, or bottles of laundry detergent and dish soap can you get for a $1,000? Eight full shopping carts.
On a chilly Friday morning, iQ Credit Union volunteers joined employees with the Battle Ground Public Schools Family and Community Resource Center at the Battle Ground Fred Meyer store to fill up shopping carts with those high demand items.
“Toiletry items are the most critical thing that we always need,” said Lydia Sanders, Family Support Services coordinator for the district. “Especially for folks who might be living out of their car for some time, those wet wipes come in really handy for them.”
iQ Credit Union donated the money to the Battle Ground Education Foundation, and the Battle Ground Fred Meyer chipped in with 10 percent off the total purchase, according to a news release from Battle Ground Public Schools.
The Family and Community Resource Center assists families in the district experiencing housing instability and connects them with many types of resources. It is a continuation of the district’s joint efforts with the Battle Ground Education Foundation, an all-volunteer, nonprofit community organization, whose purpose is to leverage community resources to help maintain education for all students in Battle Ground schools.