WCK News: December 2019

Help Us Change The Conversation

The evidence is clear: Out of School Time programs make a difference. Join WCK and help us provide children and youth equal access to the programs they need to succeed. 
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In 2019 we were able to:
  • Spread the word via a video campaign and in our local print media
  • Provide important program materials in English and Spanish
  • Expand our social media presence
  • Table at various local events to meet with our community
  • Grow our network and strengthen relationships with key decision-makers
But we're just getting started. Thanks to an energized board and dedicated volunteers, 2020 will be a big year for WCK and Out of School Time Programs. Join us as we raise the bar, for ourselves and our community. 

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!

Thank You for supporting Washington County Kids and the programs that strengthen our community. 


Latest News

Join OregonASK and your local Washington County Child Care Resource & Referral network in an emergency preparedness community conversation. We want to hear from you to help ensure that child care providers and school-age programs can be adequately prepared, ‘2 Weeks  Ready’ in the case of a man-made or natural emergency. This 2 Week Ready work is part of a multi year project OregonASK is participating in to help more school age programs become adequately prepared and connected with emergency preparedness resources. We hope that you will be able to join us on January 28th to share your local expertise and learn more about resources developed for Oregon communities. 

We've heard that Cascadia, the big PNW earthquake is coming, but
how prepared are we for when it does come? The last ten years
have proven that 72 hours of being prepared is no longer
adequate when disasters occur. The most recent recommendations
from Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) have
changed to communities being at least 2 WEEKS READY.
Whether your personal or organizational mission is centered around
emergency preparedness or not, we hope you might consider
joining OregonASK in a community conversation to discuss barriers
and resources to increase safety within your community child care centers and afterschool programs.


Afterschool and Summer Learning Day at the Capitol

Join Oregon ASK and partners from around Oregon on January 15th to share the power and promise of afterschool and summer learning programs. You can sign up to share the importance of building employability skills and providing continuous care for working families by registering at  More information is available on the Oregon ASK website or contact Bethany Thramer.

WCK Newsletter editor: Shari Getz

Watch The Airwaves!

We're sharing our short videos with local media so keep an eye out! If you're watching a local TV station and happen to see a WCK Public Service Announcement (PSA) please let us know when and where you saw it so we can thank them for airing it for us. Post on FB, Twitter, or send a quick email:

Other Ways To Support WCK

Amazon Smile: It’s easy to let your purchases help Washington County Kids! Google and select “Washington County Kids” as the charity to receive your contributions. You can order the same items that you would find on regular Amazon. You can add a shortcut on your toolbar to go quickly to the site. 
Fred Meyer Rewards: ​Check to be sure your account is linked to our current account number: EG761. Visit this website to link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to WCK. You still receive the same rewards as usual, but Fred Meyer makes a small donation to WCK.

BenefitDownload the app and select Washington County Kids as your chosen beneficiary to start giving today. Details: free to send this message to family and friends. The more people who participate, the more funds we raise.

Watch for WCK Interview on TVCTV's City Talk

Details to come!

Next Meeting 1/27

January 27 @ 6:30pm
Shute Park Library, Hillsboro

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