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Community Service Summer Spotlight

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Kaia Salverda ‘21

We are proud of our Seattle Academy students who continue to contribute boldly to our local and global community. These students rise to the challenge to give back to this changing world - bringing to life our SAAS Pillar of Service. Here are recent examples to spotlight and ways you can participate: 

Julian Allchin ‘21 recently led a successful food drive for Operation Sack Lunch, a non-profit cooking service for the food insecure. This drive included opportunities to donate food as well as contactless pickup and delivery to Operation Sack Lunch. Community service hours were offered to Upper School students who donated and those who volunteered for pick up and delivery. The food drive wrapped up on August 10, and Julian reported they were able to donate over 250 pounds of food for Operation Sack Lunch. Visit Operation Sack Lunch for more information on ways to help. 

Iris Dimpsey ‘21 supported Rainier Valley Food Bank this summer by transporting 3,000 pounds of produce weekly from East-West Food Rescue to Rainier Valley Food Book. Iris helped organized fellow students to help as a produce convoy from the Woodinville farm to the food bank. Visit Rainier Valley Food Bank for more information on ways to help.

Patrick Gamble ‘23, Hudson Lennard ‘23, and Owen McGann ‘23 are holding their third annual food drive for Northwest Harvest through the month of August to support our neighbors in need. They’re accepting online donations and collecting food. To learn more and donate, click here

Rashid Haroun ‘22 is leading a fundraiser in support of the recent tragic explosion in Beirut. Rashid will be leading efforts to support a nonprofit organization called Nusaned - which means “support” in Arabic. His plan will be to coordinate people on social media to donate under the tag #206forBeirut.  

Kaia Salverda ‘21 kick-started a new business that gives back called JournalsByKaia. Kaia was inspired to create her business as a way to support the Black Lives Matter through the NAACP and to support Planned Parenthood. “Half of the money that I make off of each journal is split between these two organizations” shares Kaia. To learn more and check out her journals, visit

We are grateful to these students for supporting these important causes and organizations. For questions about Community Engagement and Service, contact Rick DuPree.

Photo of Seattle Academy Students NorthWest Food Drive 2020

Photo of: Hudson Lennard '23, Patrick Gamble '23, and Owen McGann '23 with donations for Northwest Harvest. 

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