A NEW RECORD! ED Column, Oct. 2014

THANK YOU! The generosity, excitement, and energy we witnessed at our Taste of Queen Anne Fundraiser on Saturday the 18th was simply amazing. With your help we raised a record $144,000, far surpassing last year’s total of $114,000 and exceeding our goal of $120,000 – wow! We also set a new record for attendance; we ...

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Please Join Us! ED Column, Sept. 2014

Happy September everyone! And a warm welcome back to school staff and families. We are excited to partner with neighborhood schools again as we prepare to launch year two of our Weekend Food for Kids program, where we work with Ballard Food Bank and Queen Anne Presbyterian Church to pack and distribute bags of food ...

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Fun Run Wrap-Up, ED Column, August 2014

Wow! What a summer we’re having. In addition to the stunning weather we are still basking in the success of our 30th annual Fun Run/Walk. We raised a record $41,000; money that will help ensure that everyone in our community has secure housing, enough food and adequate clothing. Over 600 of you ran, walked, or ...

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Give BIG! ED Column, April 2014

Happy Spring Everyone! GiveBIG is a single day of online giving to your favorite causes and it’s happening this year on May 6th, so mark your calendars! It’s especially powerful because a percentage of all donations made that day are matched by the Seattle Foundation. Why include the Helpline when you give? * We are local. When you donate to the ...

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ED Column, February 2014

What do Queen Anne, Magnolia, and South Lake Union all have in common? You might think, they are all relatively affluent communities, they are home to some amazing organizations and businesses and they all offer many wonderful amenities. There’s also a serious challenge they share that’s less visible – they are home to many families ...

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New Weekend Food For Kids Program, Nov. 2013

Collaborative effort targets local low income students One in four children in the state of Washington lives in a family that experiences hunger, and our state ranks 14th highest in the country in both hunger and food insecurity. Many low income public school students receive free lunch as well as breakfast at school, but do not ...

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