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Seattle company That Lucky Bracelet brings joy to hospitalized children with care packages

With a history of hospitalizations due to severe eczema, Sophie Harris wanted to help other kids who are suffering. Seven years ago, Sophie, now 16, founded an organization that creates “Smile Packages” for ill children all over the world.

Sammamish teen travels to Nairobi to deliver supplies and lessons in technology to children

Christopher Lee believes that technology skills can lift people out of poverty — including orphaned and impoverished kids in Nairobi, Kenya. And he’s traveling there to give them a hand up.

A “forever family” remembers foster kids by volunteering with Seattle nonprofit Amara

Amara has helped them with legal and emotional support, and provided a place for the kids to visit their biological parents. In turn, Fred and Adam’s family contributes to Amara with their money, time and expertise.

This Seattle family makes charity a part of everyday life through small gestures

Chris and Tiffany Acker of Seattle make giving an essential part of their daily lifestyle, and they’re teaching their children to do the same.

Inspired to help impoverished children abroad, a young Seattle author gives back

For Elisa Johnson, living in and traveling across Asia for most of her life until she was 7 gave her a chance to see firsthand the poverty and challenges faced by families in developing countries — and it made her want to help.

Macarons in a rainbow of flavors at Ballard's Honoré Bakery

Think outside the traditional cookie exchange this year and visit Honoré, a quaint artisanal bakery in Ballard, for some earth-shatteringly delicious macarons.

Farm fresh is just a click away with Farmigo

Farmigo, a pioneer of the burgeoning farm-to-fridge movement, expanded to the Seattle-Tacoma area earlier this year.

Phinney Market Pub: Eat and Play

Since the Phinney Market Pub & Eatery opened its doors in 2011, the charming and welcoming gastropub has become a favorite for locals and visitors alike.

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Thoughtful threads from Kate Quinn Organics

Kate Quinn Organics feature modern styling with saturated colors and clean lines.

This Kids' Salon Makes Haircuts Fun

This Bothell hair salon caters to munchkins of all ages, making haircuts less of an ordeal, and more of an adventure!

Sea-sational jigsaws from local maker Blue Dot Robot benefit a good cause

Hunt for adorable sea creatures while marveling at mermen and whales in the Sensational Sealife puzzle by artist Mark Poulin

Seattle’s Urban Family helps youth who need support by building lasting relationships

Shantel and Paul Patu have four children, but their family doesn’t stop there.

Family bzzz-ness: Meet the family running an urban honey company out of their Capitol Hill apartment

Bob Redmond, Amy Baranski and 3-year-old son Japhy live in a three-bedroom apartment that doubles as their family home and the honey hub to the Urban Bee Company.

Real Fun, Fake Ninjas: Ninja Escape = Birthday Fun

Ninja Escape, one of Seattle’s newest real-life room-escape games, challenges players to work as a team to solve puzzles that will allow them to escape from a locked room.

Enjoy the fruits of your labor at the Winter Pineapple Classic

If your kids are beyond the 1K and kids’ dashes level, take family racing to the next level (and work in some vitamin C while you’re at it).
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