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We all have a stake in helping the next generation get off to a good start | Letter to the editor

I encourage all islanders to go online today and make a pledge or donation to Vashon’s public schools through the Vashon Island Public Schools Foundation (vashonschoolsfoundation.com). Our local schools need your financial support now, as they rely on these donations to balance their budget, now that state and local tax funding has so dramatically decreased. With your help, they can continue to provide the high quality of education that we all have come to expect.

When I ask my friends what makes island living special, they say it’s because we take care of each other here. I wholeheartedly agree and would add that it’s also because we have a vibrant, diverse community that celebrates children and learning.

Even if you don’t have school-age children or your kids have already finished school or your kids attend other schools, you can still help. We all have a stake in helping the next generation get the best start possible.

Thanks for donating.

— Priscilla Atwood

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