Alajawan Brown Foundation backpack collection continues
August 24, 2012 · Updated 2:46 PM
The Alajawan Brown Foundation in partnership with King County Fire District 20 (Skyway Fire) is accepting backpacks and school supplies at the Skyway Fire Training Center or the Skyway Fire Station, across the street.
The foundation hopes to collect 1,000 backpacks full of supplies to distribute to needy students in the West Hill area.
Alajawan Brown was 12-years-old when he was shot to death in a parking lot in Skyway on April 29, 2010.
For the second time, the Brown family will be at the Renton Walmart this Friday (Aug. 24) until 5 p.m. collecting backpacks and supplies, then will go to the Skyway Fire Training Center shortly for a Fill the Backpack party to fill the remaining backpacks.
Distribution of the backpacks by the Alajawan Brown Foundation, the fire district and Skyway Solutions is Saturday during the West Hill Health and Safety Fair at the Fire Training Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Several volunteers will provide free haircuts to children as part of back to school.
The training center, 12424 76 Ave. S., is open during normal business hours Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for donations. After-hours donations will be accepted at the fire station across from the Fire Training Center. If the crews are out on a call, it’s suggested to return at a different time.