A snack drive supporting the YMCA’s Social Impact Center will be held May 16 at Auburn Riverside High School from noon to 5 p.m. The drive will be collecting snacks for the Social Impact Center’s pantry that is utilized by youth members.
The Social Impact Center offers “support for youth and young adults through homelessness, foster care, and young adult services, and counseling services for all ages in King County,” according to their website. Services include shelter and housing options, violence prevention, employment and training.
The drive is a collaboration between The Impact Project, Miss Auburn Outstanding Teen Maddy Lindsay and her “Sparkle” Haley, and the Auburn Ravens Youth Football and Cheer organization. The volunteers will be wearing tie-dye and bright colors so you can’t miss them!
Kellie Lindberg started the Impact Project to influence local youth to believe in themselves and their future.
“Conquering and raising awareness for the underlying issues of student drop-out rates is an ongoing battle but can be overlooked, especially during COVID. Being able to do drives, collections, and activities to help support our youth is meaningful and also fun at the same time for the community,” Lindberg said.
“This past year has been crazy and there is so much hate in the world. The youth are the future and they need to see the good. We chose a snack drive to help the Social Impact Center because it is an easy project for kids but it makes a big impact,” Lindsay said.
To write this article, the Auburn Examiner spoke with Kellie Lindberg, and Maddy Lindsay and reviewed the Social Impact Center’s website.