Silver Beach Elementary School PTO

Bellingham Public Schools

Winter Holiday Assistance


Your help is needed. This time of year can be extra financially challenging for some of our families at Silver Beach. Can you contribute a Fred Meyer gift card or cash, check or online payment that will be used to purchase gift cards to support families with basic needs and wants (food, clothing, diapers, etc)? Experience has shown us that gift cards empower families to choose how to best fulfill their own needs. The cards also provide a flexible and equitable way of supporting the diverse needs of families.

This holiday we will again be supporting families in need with a $25 Fred Meyer gift card per child under 18 years old living in their household.

Due to COVID, online donations are preferred and will be accepted up to December 16th . If you have a Kindergarten or 1st grade student attending class in the building, you may have them bring a check, money or gift card to Mr. Gilmore, the School Counselor. Please indicate that the gift is for the Family Support Network. Any size donation is helpful. Checks should be made out to SBEA with Holiday Assistance written in the memo line.

Please be sure to indicate the amount for any gift card donated.

Go here to make online donations: 

You can also support families throughout the entire school district by following the link to the Friends Of The Family Resource Center Winter Helping Hands drive:

Thank you for supporting children and their families!

With Gratitude,

Silver Beach Family Support Network

FAMILIES NEEDING SUPPORT: If your family could benefit from this holiday assistance, please contact our school counselor, Mr. Gilmore 676-6470 ext. 2328. Your identity will be kept anonymous. Deadline for requests is Monday Dec. 14th. Gift Cards will be provided based on donations received.




Donate here for the Holidays!

Your donations here go directly to Silver Beach Families who need a little help for Christmas this year.

THANK YOU for giving!