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Fighting for fairness: A family portrait in activism

These parents believe that ‘even small people can make a big difference’

A season (and lifetime) of giving

The Thurman family volunteers year-round, including the holiday season

Teens plan meals, build community with FEEST

Every week, 35 to 40 teens from the Delridge and White Center neighborhoods work together to cook an improvised dinner using fresh vegetables from local markets and farms.

Half-Off Admission at Wild Waves When You Donate School Supplies

Sleep Train's Foster Kids Day is Sunday, August 21, 10 am to 7 pm,at Wild Waves Theme Park, with a general admission ticket half-price with a school supply donation.

charity:water Founder Scott Harrison on One Girl's Campaign to Fund Clean Water in Ethiopia

charity:water founder Scott Harrison talks about how an Issaquah girl brought clean water to Ethiopian villages, and how parents can encourage a spirit of giving in children.

Local Girl's 9th Birthday Wish Delivers Clean Water to 37,700 People

Rachel Beckwith of Issaquah had one wish for her ninth birthday in June 2011. She wanted to bring clean water to children in African villages.

Sleep Train’s School Supply Drive for Foster Kids

This back-to-school season consider donating to Sleep Train's School Supply Drive for foster kids.

Kids Helping Kids: How Your Kids Can Fundraise to Benefit Kids Experiencing Homelessness

Wellspring offers everything your kids will need to get started raising money to help out children experiencing homelessness.

Happy Earth Day! Hug a tree with your kid!

If kids learn to love nature, environmental challenges trigger empathy, not despair

The green police

“Green Teams” empower kids to help the environment

Mary’s Place Helps Keep Homeless Families Intact

When families come to Mary’s Place, staff members help children enter schools within 48 hours of arriving, and give them the necessary supplies.

Urban ArtWorks Empowers At-Risk Teens Through Art

Since Urban Artworks was started over 20 years ago, to help eradicate graffiti in the SoDo area, teens have created more than 400 murals at Seattle schools, parks, along roadways and at construction sites and businesses.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Kami Smith

Kami has a great knowledge of local and state resources. This often comes in handy when she engages with other parents in the ECEAP program. Kami has shown the ability not only within herself, but also within the community to advocate for children's growth and development.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Kimberly Payne

Kimberly has organized weekly playdates with coop families for the past three years, bringing families together and strengthening the coop community in numerous ways. Her leadership has inspired me and many other parents to volunteer in a greater capacity, and her ability to work with all types of personalities in the school has encouraged both parents and children to make connections and rely on one another.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Teal Victoria

Teal has a great social support system, and knows where to go to get help during times of need, but, as a single mother with a child who has needs 24/7, she often runs into difficulties getting the help she needs. This doesn’t stop her from being her daughter's advocate, nurse, teacher and most importantly, mother.
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