As a board member of CISBF I would like to share my WHY – and ask for your help in continuing this great work. CISBF serves students in Pasco, Kennewick, Richland, and Prosser School Districts. CISBF helps students and their families navigate the complicated systems to ensure they have everything from basic needs to counseling or emotional support. This has become even more important during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Many people have lost their jobs and the safe place of school has been taken away from some of our most vulnerable students. Our staff continues to work countless hours to ensure that our students and families are taken care of. The job they are doing looks very different than when the school takes place in a building, with redesigned job descriptions they are even more important. The support they are providing to more families in our community is growing every day. With the uncertainty of funding, your donations are more critical than ever. I am asking for your support in helping to ensure that we are providing all we can to help our students stay engaged in school and success in life.