The IH PTSA Angel Program

The Angel Program strives to assist families who need a little extra help, making ends meet.  It is a confidential, behind-the-scenes PTSA Program, made possible by donations from IHS parents and the greater Issaquah community, including Superior Seconds, Issaquah Food Bank, as well as the hard work and commitment of our dedicated volunteers.

Need Help?

If you have a student at Issaquah High School, who needs clothing, school supplies, groceries or necessities of any kind, and qualify for financial scholarships, the IH PTSA Angel Program is here to help! Simply complete a Scholarship Eligibility Application form (found in the Attendance or Counseling Office, or click here), and return to the school attendance secretary, Lisa Hollingsworth.  Questions, contact Lisa at 425-837-6012. 

Angel Program Offerings

The “Closet” is a safe place for students to “shop,” in a private area of the school building.  Students may shop periodically for for items like school supplies, homecoming clothing, booster wear, coats, jeans, and more.  The Closet will be open for these items, as well as toiletries and other personal care items, throughout the year.  The Closet will also be open every Friday from 2:45-3:15pm with Weekend Food packs available for any student in need. 

Special Requests:

If your student needs something additional that would be helpful for them to succeed in school, and/or feel part of the community, they may email a request to Lisa Hollingsworth, or call her at 425-837-6012. Click here to print the form, then drop off with Ms. Hollingsworth at the Attendance office.  We will take special requests throughout the year.  These requests might include items like academic, field trip and club fees, along with groceries, household necessities, ORCA passes, gas cards, shoes, prom items, etc.

Senior Items:

Caps and gowns, graduation tickets, yearbooks, and Senior All-Night Party tickets are all special for the senior class.  We understand how these costs can be overwhelming.  If assistance is needed, please contact Lisa Hollingsworth, or click here to print Request for Assistance form that may be turned into the Attendance office. 

Holiday Gifts:

Every holiday season, the Angel Closet distributes gift bags full of teenage-specific extras to brighten the holidays.  The kids love them!

How Can You Help?

Angel Donors – Donate during the Back-to-School registration process, or any point during the school year through the IH PTSA website.  Click here to make a donation; donate here if you are not a PTSA Member.

Angel Shoppers – Like to shop? We need volunteers to shop for monthly items distributed in the Angel Closet and the Special Requests, as those requests are received. 

Angel Closet Helpers – These volunteers work in the Closet, helping students shop, keeping the closet organized, ready for the next opening or event. 

Angel Program Support – We need volunteers to promote and support the Angel Program through marketing, procuring corporate donations, and communicating the Angel Program needs and information throughout the school year. 

If you have any difficulty with the links above and would like to help with this program, please email Joanne.  Reminder: all volunteers must be approved through ISD to volunteer in the Closet. Click Here for 2018-2019 ISD Volunteer Application. 

Thank you so much!

Joanne Wrightson
Angel Program Chair