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Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero QiuLian Lai

QiuLian is not just a mother who nurtures, she is also a warrior who defends, empowers and overcomes cultural barriers. She shows us strength and resilience like no one else.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Caitlin Hanney

Caitlin is one of those amazing parents who takes care of her special needs child and takes care of herself at the same time she supports others around her.

Strengthening Families 2016 Unsung Hero Tam Nguyen

For the past two years, Tam has engaged Vietnamese families in her community with information, resources, and social connections that help them support young children's development.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Stephanie Cochran

Stephanie is part of an amazing group of single mothers who foster/adopt and is an inspiration to everyone.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Heroes: Jennifer Butler & Asa Kinney

Simply proper parenting and loving the boys has brought life and health back to them.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: LaShaunda Crocklem

LaShaunda is an unsung "shero" in every sense. She is a steadfast advocate for those in need and gives selflessly of her resources and time to all whom ask.

Advocate for Kids at Have a Heart for Kids Day in Olympia this Tuesday

Bring the kids for a lesson on democracy! Organized by Children's Alliance, Have a Heart Day for Kids provides a chance for you to get trained on how to advocate and make sure your legislator hears about issues related to kids.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Joyce Mallinger

Joyce's encouragement of relative caregivers has been monumental. She always arrives with a smile, a calmness, and quiet reassurance. [she has ...] served 100's of grandparents and relative caregivers along the way.

Strengthening Families Washington Unsung Hero: Shelly Willis

Some of the Unsung Hero honorees volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofit organizations; some mentor others in their communities. All, however, are outstanding caregivers doing heroic work on behalf of children.

Sparking a Love of Charitable Giving in Your Kids

When kids feel connected instead of powerless, their inborn generosity shines.

Social Venture Kids Preps the Next Generation of Philanthropists

Social Venture Kids is a program that helps teens select worthy social challenges and teaches them how to make a real-world impact.

“Tween Machine” uses pedal power to raise money for cystic fibrosis research

A bright-green, three-person, 10-feet long bicycle being pedaled by a dad and his two “tween-age” daughters is a rare and delightful sight. It’s even better when you find out that the bike is also a fundraising powerhouse for cystic fibrosis.

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.

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.
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