Backpacks for Little Hawks packed and ready to go

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Posing with the “Backpacks for Little Hawks” are Mountlake Terrace Elementary Principal Doug Johnson, Mountlake Terrace Business Association Treasurer Danil Semenov, Mountlake Terrace Business Association President Ayesha Sheikh, Mountlake Terrace Business Association Board Member and City Councilman Seaun Richards, Mountlake Terrace Business Association Member Maria Ellis and Mountlake Terrace Office Manager Office Manager Cathy Fiorillo.
Volunteers and and local business owners gathered at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center on Wednesday to sort and fill backpacks for students in need from the Mountlake Terrace area.

After receiving numerous donations from local businesses and community members, volunteers assembled 175 backpacks filled with school supplies.

The annual “Backpacks for Little Hawks” program was led by the Mountlake Terrace Business Association (MLTBA). The backpacks will be handed out to students in need primarily at Mountlake Terrace Elementary School, but extras are said to be given to the other Mountlake Terrace elementary schools.

At the backpack filling, Mountlake Terrace Elementary Principal Doug Johnson expressed his gratitude for the program and for the work of the MLTBA.

Contributing businesses include Sound Community Bank, Espresso Break, Red Onion Burgers, Studio 6, Plaza, Insurance Agency, McMahan License Agency, Gutter King, Edward Jones, Diamond Knot Brewery, and Homestreet Bank.

– By Nick Fiorillo

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