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How Your Family Can Give Back this Thanksgiving

Local resources to help you find family-friendly volunteering opportunities

How to Help Out Lowell School

A school with great needs could use your help.

Spreading Good Cheer: Places your family can volunteer this holiday season

Introducing volunteering and service to children is a great way of getting into the season of giving

Help foster kids walk with confidence

I am a View Ridge Soccer Mom Battling Mental Illness. I Didn't Die Sunday, But Charleena Lyles Did

I’m going to step out of my comfort zone, the bubble and safety net of View Ridge.

5 Ways That You - and Your Kids - Can Help Out Homeless People Now

At some point in our lives, we all face challenges. If we are lucky, we have a network of families and friends to support to help us through the tough times. If not, you are on your own unless your larger community steps up.

People, not Problems: Talking to Your Kids about Homelessness

Talking to your kids about homelessness calls for honesty, while balancing compassion and caution

How to Get Money for Your Favorite Community Project

This year, NMF will award $3.2 million dollars to community-led projects that strengthen our communities, such as cultural festivals, community space improvements, public art, community organizing, and much more.

Teach Kids to How to Call 911

To help teach your kids about how to use 9-1-1, a variety of free downloadable resources are available including a 911 emergency song and an educational coloring book.

Farmer Frog Grows Edible Gardens at Local Schools

Farmer Frog aims to curb child hunger by turning underutilized sites at local schools and in the community into environmentally sound, food-producing farms and gardens.

Donate to "Teddy Bear Patrol" for Kids in Trauma

Your donation of a teddy bear in April helps kids in stressful or traumatic situations

Get Inspired at the Gates Foundation Visitor Center

Take the whole family for lessons on giving back and helping. We arrived curious and left inspired.

Strengthening Families Washington 2017 Unsung Heroes Oscar and Wendy Ibarra

In addition to their four natural children, they have welcomed dozens of foster children into their home. The Ibarras treat each child as one of their own.

Strengthening Families Washington 2017 Unsung Heroes Miranda and Dan Rusler

They display a commitment to quality education for all deaf and hard of hearing young learners in the area.

Strengthening Families Washington 2017 Unsung Hero Linda McCloud

Whenever there is a family in crisis and they feel too ashamed to ask staff for help, they turn to ‘Auntie’ or ‘Grandma’ Linda because they trust her and know she will assist them without judgment or hesitation.
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