Seattle’s Child is proud to partner with the state Department of Children, Youth and Families Strengthening Families Washington to honor outstanding caregivers doing important work on behalf of children.
All month long, we’ll introduce you to Unsung Heroes from around the state: biological parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Some volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofits; some mentor others in their communities. Enjoy their stories.
Sandra Stokes, Issaquah
Sandra has been volunteering as a parent mentor with NurtureNW for more than two years. She has guided over 30 new moms with unconditional emotional support through their first year as a parent, with weekly text conversations.
Sandra describes this work as her calling, and we agree! She has sent and received over 4,000 texts. She is a true guardian angel, always sending the exact word of encouragement at just the moment everyone needs that genuine pick-me-up.
The trusting relationships she builds are so strong that one mom requested to be matched with Sandra again when she learned she was expecting her second child. Sandra’s dedication to caring for community extends well beyond her volunteer role. She is a role model to all of us!
Nominators: Beth Graves and Jennifer Duval
More Unsung Heroes:
Chelsea Hope is a model of resilience and a gem of a person
Mindy Livingston has made foster care her life’s mission