Support Youth Going Back to Their Community

We are a non-profit organization and depend on your generous donations to help our youth succeed both while at Echo Glen and once they transition back to their communities.

Many youth do not have the support of a family or their families struggle with food insecurity, housing insecurity, or job insecurity when they return to their homes and schools. This adds to their anxiety & low self esteem. Please consider helping a youth leaving Echo Glen with a few items that may help them with their educational or job training plans.

Ways to help:

  • Make a cash donation
  • Support Individual Children through in-kind donations from their Amazon Wish List
  • Backpacks & School Supplies
  • Hygiene Kits

More children to come soon!

Bruce:

Hi, I’m Bruce and I’m 16 years old. I will be leaving Echo Glen soon and going back to my mom’s house in Seattle. I’m really motivated to never be in jail again. During my time here I had the opportunity to read lots of books from our Social Justice library, do therapy, and took my medicines and did much better then I did when I was in the outs. I got through so many books and did very well in school (with good grades and behavior) and want to keep doing the same in the community. I’m very interested in getting into Electrician Work and eventually go to college as well. I plan to focus on my education a lot and on catching up with my credits and keep up with my education like I did at Echo Glen once I am released. Any help I can get is very much appreciated. Thank you for your support.

Wish List: –> Choose “Bruce Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

Luis:

My name is Luis and I am 17 years old. My goal for when I get released is to sign up for Job Corp so I can work on my education and earn my credits back. I want to return to high school and finish 12th grade and graduate next year. I’m also going to sign up for WISE program so that I can continue to get help and support to get the education and job I need and want. I feel like I have changed a lot since I got locked up. I act more mature and think more mature compared to before. I want to thank all of the people who are helping me during my stay of being locked up and with the help I’ll get from Friends of Echo Glen when I release. Knowing that I can get this help makes me feel like I can keep on the right path.

Wish List: –> Choose “Luis Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

Johan:

My name is Johan, I’m 16 years old and am now living in a group home. I am working on finishing my high school diploma and plan to finish by June 2021! At the moment, I am taking lots of high school classes to make up for lost time. Eventually I want to go to college but I’m not sure what I will want to study. I’m currently looking for jobs and hope to get one in the fast food industry very soon. My family is not doing so well with money right now because of COVID and they try hard to help me but can’t help all the time. I would appreciate any help with basic clothing to help me get started with jobs too. Thank you for your consideration.

Wish List: –> Choose “Johan Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

Belen:

Hello, My name is Belen I’m 19 years old and while being incarcerated since 2017 I’ve struggled to finish High School and move towards enlisting into my dream goal, to be a proud Army soldier. I’ve had this goal set for myself ever since the beginning of my sentencing because I’ve come to a commitment to give back to communities and fight for the country that I live in any way possible. That being said, I was given the opportunity to transfer to a Girl’s Community Facility in Eastern Washington after 2 long years spent in Juvenile Court and previously at Echo Glen, so I’m taking this chance to apply myself in looking for beneficial jobs and by furthering my education enrolling into ROTC. I enjoy expanding my knowledge by reading informational/realistic books, constantly finding new ways of learning, expressing myself in writing and painting to name a few hobbies. It can be somewhat difficult to get throughout the year especially with Covid, to be able to take care of myself and the necessities that I need but regardless the circumstances I’m grateful for your pitching in to help, It means a lot to me. God Bless

Wish List: –> Choose “Belen Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

Daniel:

My name is Daniel, I’m 16 years old and I am excited to go back to my home and start high school like a regular kid. Some of the things I’m stressed out about are not having enough food at home and not having clothes for school. I don’t want to use my old gang color clothes anymore and want to graduate from high school so that I can go to college and study business. I’m looking for jobs right now, which is hard because of COVID, but I may be able to help my mom by working in the fields this summer before I start school. It’s hard work but it keeps me busy and out of trouble. Thank you for your help.

Wish List: –> Choose “Dan B. Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

  • Grocery Store Gift Cards – To help with food at home
  • Light Long Sleep Shirts- For working in the fields
  • Polo Shirts- For school and future job (not in the fields)
  • Pants- For school and future job (not in the fields)
  • Workout Clothes- Working out helps me stay busy and feel better
  • Socks and Underwear- Because
  • Sweatshirt – Stay warm
  • Rain Jacket – Stay dry

Sally:

My name is Sally and I was one of two girls that graduated high school from Echo Glen in 2019. I am also only one of those two that is transitioning into the community at this time. I have been accepted to Perry Technical Institute in Yakima taking a Manufacturing year long course. Needless to say I am doing big things, but I need some help. I hope to be able to complete this course and practice this trade once I transition out of my group home.

Wish List: –> Choose “Sally Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

  • Socks
  • Chrome Book (for work and school)

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Backpacks & School Supplies – New or very gently-used back packs help student’s self-esteem when returning to school

  • 6 Pencils
  • 3 Black Writing Pens
  • 2 Red Color Writing Pens
  • 2 Black Marble Composition Books, College Rule 100 sheets
  • Notebook Filler Paper, College Rule 120 sheets
  • 2 Large Pink Bevel Erasers
  • a 3-Ring View Binder w/ 2 Pockets (1.5″ size)
  • 2 Single Subject Spiral Notebooks, College Rule
  • Crayola Colored Pencils, 12/box
  • Spiral Notebook with Graph Paper, 100 sheets
  • 3 Plastic 2-Pocket Folders
  • 2 Yellow Fluorescent Highlighters
  • a Binder Divider with Pockets, 5 Tabs
  • 3″ X 5″ Ruled White Index Card, 100/pack
  • a Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window
  • Calculator

Hygiene KitsMany residents will not have access to these basic items when they leave Echo Glen:

Travel size deodorant, toothpaste, hair brush, hair pick, body wash, travel bag, shampoo/conditioner; also tampons & pads.

Please label donations “Room 8”. Can be dropped off at Echo Glen office anytime.