Charities we Support
“Northwest Harvest is Washington home-grown local food bank distributor, working for nearly fifty years to ensure that no one in Washington goes hungry. Each month, Northwest Harvest provides more than two million nutritious meals and supports a statewide network of more than 380 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools, focusing on stable, nutritious, culturally-sensitive foods critical to body and mind. We are building a movement starting here in Washington that says: Hunger Stops Here.”
The Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Program
Both counties have an organization that provides advocacy for children in court. The organizations goals are to ensure the rights to a safe and permanent family is acted on in a sensitive and expedient manner for every child.
Interested in donating your time? Become a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem (VGAL), this program is designed to train community volunteers to provide court-appointed special advocates for dependent children who are victims or alleged victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, or neglect.
One of our featured charities, the YMCA plays a vital role in our community. They provide activities for both children and adults and have contributed so much in our lives.
Homeward Pet Adoption Center is an animal shelter serving the greater Seattle area. They give homeless animals a second chance through their rescue, shelter, and adoption programs. We donated to Homeward Pet during Seattle’s “Give Big” day in 2014. Carlene has hosted foster puppies from Homeward Pet with her family. And in 2021 adopted one of the fosters dogs, a terrier mix named Oreo.
We have served as a donation center during the “Backpacks for Kids” drive in July 2014 & 2015. We have participated in Community Serve Day at Maywood Hills Elementary in Fall 2013 & 2014 and at Woodmoor Elementary in Fall 2015. Following years we were at Northshore Junior High. We enjoy helping teachers prepare for the school year.
Associated with Northshore Schools, the Northshore Foundation provides financial support for schools, teachers, families, and much more.
Supporting the families of their fallen brothers, this group of tenacious ex-Marines decided to run 100 miles. We donated a gift basket to their post-run auction in Summer 2014.
Providing refuge for the homeless, Vision House is a Christian non-profit. Molly’s church is very involved in supporting this ministry, which works throughout the Seattle area.
Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. All proceeds from this event go to research for cancer cures. We have been a sponsor for this event for over 3 years and Carlene’s family has participated in the Northshore Relay event.