Posts in: "Volunteering"

Emerging Leaders Prep for Summer Food Invasion

School’s out and summer is in full swing. Awesome, right? While this may be a widely shared sentiment, it’s not often we think about those families whose children participate in free or reduced lunch plans during the school year. A summer break for these families, therefore, also translates into a break in these programs and an added strain for 2-3 months. United Way’s Summer Food Invasion helps ease the burden. The program brings nutritious meals to the kids at more than 250 sites across King County. In addition to food, sites offer fun activities to make the experience feel more like a summer camp than meal site Read Article

PSBJ Celebrates With Volunteerism

Forget a retirement party, what about a volunteer project? When Steve Wilhelm announced his retirement after 28 years with the Puget Sound Business Journal, a party was the furthest thing from his mind. Instead, he found a perfect way to use his skills to give back. Enter Seattle World School. There, 300 students from 6th to 12th grade, newly arrived from other countries, hone their English skills for a new life in the United States. Once they're up to speed they’re placed at schools within their home district. Students are from Ecuador, Vietnam, China, Ethiopia. Some have been in the country for months, some just a week or two. Read Article

Emerging Leaders Make Birthday Dreams Come True

When we think about issues like homelessness and poverty, many of us think about the essential needs – food, shelter and a steady job. And these are incredibly important building blocks toward a stable lifestyle. But homeless children and parents alike also need moments of levity and reminders that they are valued and cared for. Birthday Dreams is a great example of the many organizations in our community who are not only freeing up resources for families in need so they can build better lives, but also inspiring hope. Read Article