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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

The green police

“Green Teams” empower kids to help the environment

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.

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.

Sparking a Love of Charitable Giving in Your Kids

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

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.

“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.

No clowning around: Seattle nonprofit brings music, art and magic to Children's Hospital patients

Professional clowns making hospital rounds? It’s no joke.

How Geo of Blue Scholars Makes Activism Part of Everyday Parenting

Seattle parents and activists George Quibuyen and Chera Amlag sat down with us to discuss parenting, community, and raising kids with an activist consciousness.

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