Renewed Efforts to Address Needs at Ballard High School
Ballard Cares is a partnership between the Ballard High School Foundation, the Ballard High School PTSA, and Ballard High School in support of Ballard High School families severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis
Spring 2020 Ballard Cares was a huge success
Thanks to the generosity of the Ballard High School community, Ballard Cares was able to help Ballard High School families all the way through Summer 2020 and into the Fall.

But as the school year continues remotely, Ballard High School families are again in need of our help.
So many of you helped last Spring. You donated a total of more than $82,000! Food, clothing, school supplies, and other essential needs have been provided to more than 300 Ballard High School family members as a result of your donations.

But with the new school year, a whole new class of incoming freshmen, and a continuing COVID-19 crisis, there is a renewed need. Can you help?
A Video Message From Keven Wynkoop and Lisa Coacher
What is Ballard Cares?

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted our lives unlike anything that has happened in generations. There are many Ballard High School families who were struggling before the outbreak of COVID-19 and as the crisis continues, their lives have become even more difficult. The financial challenges that have beset much of the world have also had a substantial impact on Ballard families. Members of our community have lost jobs, had to close businesses, gotten sick, had family members move home and even had loved ones pass away. We love that Ballard is a community that comes together to support each other and when one of us is impacted, it impacts us all.

Today, Ballard High School, the Ballard High School PTSA, and the Ballard High School Foundation are renewing our partnership, bringing all of us together to make sure that those most impacted in our community know that Ballard Cares.

Ballard Cares is a fundraiser intended to provide monthly assistance for food and basic needs for families in crisis. Additionally, it will allow Principal Wynkoop to meet the emergent needs of families in our community who are struggling with the impacts of the pandemic. This includes items like food, clothing, or gasoline, but could also include a printer to allow for digital learning, rental assistance, and more.

Please contribute whatever you can, whether that is $5, $50 or $5,000, and that money will go directly to supporting families in our community.

If your family is in need of assistance, please contact either your student’s counselor or an administrator at school to let us know what we can do to help.

Many of us are so fortunate to have our needs met on a daily basis, but now is the time for us to come together to ensure that EVERYONE in our community knows that Ballard Cares.

Keven Wynkoop
Principal, Ballard High School

Gloria Kruzner
Vice President, Ballard High School PTSA

Paul Plumis,
Co-President, Ballard High School Foundation

Joel Niemeyer
Co-President, Ballard High School Foundation

Dick Lee
Executive Director, Ballard High School Foundation
Corporate Matching

Remember to check to see if your company offers matching of charitable contributions. Many do, and some even match up to 100% of your donation!

Check this list to see if your company offers a match, or ask your employer!

Thank you for your generosity!

Email with questions | Ballard High School Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity, Federal Tax ID #91-1811275