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    Idris Mosque Event

    To all who share the passion of helping those in need this event is for you!  Idris Mosque is joining forces again with the Task Force on Homelessness, the North Help line and the Children Society to help those in need in our community. Feel free to invite your friends to participate in such a noble cause.

    What: Spring/Summer Clothing, Food and Diaper Drive
    When: Saturday April 21st 2018 1:00pm-5:00pm
    Where: Idris Mosque Parking lot of 1420 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125

    Collect and drop your donations to the above address anytime between 1:00pm to 5:00pm Saturday, April 21st. Volunteers will be at hand to assist you unload your donations. Based on input from various agencies we collaborate with to help homeless and families in need here is a list of items needed.

    Food Items:

    Canned vegetables, canned beans, canned fruit* (in water or juice), canned tomato products (low sodium), canned chicken or tuna, and canned soups or chili* (low sodium), peanut butter, dried fruits, whole grain pasta, cereals and high fiber granola bars.


    Spring and summer clothing, used clothing if clean and in good condition for children ages newborn to 16 years old.  

    Diapers and Other Items Needed:

    Disposable diapers new born to size 6, wet wipes. Bath towels, spoons/silverware, cereal bowls, feminine hygiene items.


    Honoring Edwin T. Pratt continues.....

    In the coming months the Shoreline School Board will be deciding on a name for the new Early Learning Center.  The naming committee will be providing the board with 3 different name options, one of which we hope will be Edwin T. Pratt Early Learning Center. 

    If you submitted a nomination, thank you very much.  In order to achieve this goal we are asking supporters to write to  Shoreline School Board President David Wilson (and other board members if you wish) to encourage the selection of Edwin T. Pratt for the name of the new building. The Board e-mail address is or you can mail a letter to  Shoreline School Board 18560 1st Ave. NE Shoreline, WA 98155.  

    Also please save the evenings of May 7th and May 21st for joining us at the school board meeting for a show of support (more details to follow).  Please feel free to pass this on to others who may be interested. Thank you so much for your help in honoring this civil rights leader from our community, Sarah Haycox

    Hear from Sarah herself in the following news story that ran on Easter Sunday:



    Update on Edwin T. Pratt Center for Early Learning

    "Hello, my name is Sarah and as most of you know I have been working for the past year to name a school after Edwin T. Pratt.   Last month the district agreed to form a naming committee.  I was selected to be a member of the committee.  The committee is accepting name nominations through Friday March 30th.  If you would like to support naming the building the "Edwin T. Pratt Center for Early Learning" or have a different idea you can go to the link below to submit your entry.  Thanks for your support!"

    If you are wanting to know more about Edwin T. Pratt for your nomination, here is an example of a submitted nomination that has information that might be useful:

    Edwin T Pratt was the former Executive Director of the Urban Metropolitan League of Seattle, father, Civil Rights activist and Shoreline resident. He was a pioneer in growing the Seattle Urban League (now ULMS), was pivotal in implementing the Equal Opportunity Act in the Greater Seattle area, fought housing discrimination, segregation, employment bias, and police brutality. He intentionally moved to Shoreline with his family to highlight the segregation within housing communities. He was shot and killed in Shoreline, at his home near the Shoreline library. As a district, we have the opportunity honor his legacy by making the Early Learning Center a space where we signify & commemorate our commitment to erasing the opportunity gap, beginning at the earliest and most critical stages of education, and growing future citizens who are informed and involved. Lastly, I support Sarah, the current 4th grader whose idea this was originally--I am happy to add my voice behind this student who is taking the lead!


    Peace and Justice Update

     On June 19th Sarah, and many supporters from the RBCC UCC Congregation, presented a petition to the Shoreline School Board.  The petition had over 2,000 signatures requesting that the Shoreline School District name/rename a building after slain civil rights leader and Shoreline resident Edwin T. Pratt.  In addition to Sarah, several members of the church and the community spoke passionately and convincingly about the life and mission of Edwin Pratt and why naming a building in honor of him was an appropriate decision.  If you were not able to attend that meeting, don't worry, this is an ongoing effort and Sarah will likely be back before the board in the Fall to keep this moving forward.  Feel free to write or meet with your local school board representative to let them know your feelings about this issue.



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