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Bellevue’s Mox Boarding House Raises $138,000 for Foster Youth

Mox Boarding House Engage ProgramIn the two-and-a-half years since it opened shop on Bel-Red Road, Mox Boarding House has become a gathering place for board gamers in the Puget Sound region and beyond. Mox prides itself on community-building, and this spring, the company brought together local gaming luminaries to raise funds for a worthy cause.

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, Mox hosted The Gauntlet: Infinity – its fourth annual charity tabletop gaming tournament. Each year, twenty game companies and community organizations send teams of four to compete in the day-long event, which began at noon and concluded with an awards ceremony and after-party at 10 PM. The teams spend the six weeks leading up to the tournament raising funds for a local non-profit organization; this year’s beneficiary was Treehouse, a Seattle-based group that supports foster children and their families.

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COFFEE VETS LAUNCHES ’22 HEROES TO ZERO CAMPAIGN’ – AN AGGRESSIVE HUMAN CROWDFUNDING INITIATIVE TO COMBAT POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) FOR AMERICA’S VETERANS

he “22 Heroes To Zero Campaign” Will Assist In Generating Hope For An Illness That Is Difficult To Accept And Often Overlooked

Coffee Vets have announced the kickoff of “22 Heroes to Zero,” a human crowdfunding campaign to combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), an illness that is taking the lives of 20 + Veterans per day. The mission of the campaign is to raise funds and awareness to defeat PTSD and to encourage Veterans to seek help, and to obtain the best care possible. The campaign aims to raise $220K in 51 days via gofundme.com/22HeroesToZero and www.22HeroesToZero.com.

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AAA’s Soap for Hope Toiletry Donation Drive Kicks off November 1, Benefits YWCA Women’s Center in Bellevue

AAA Washington is teaming up with seven Eastside charities to provide an opportunity for those in need to have a fresh start to their day. AAA Washington is kicking off its ninth annual Soap for Hope donation drive today to collect unused travel- and full-size toiletry items for local shelters, food banks and other charitable organizations across Washington and northern Idaho.

 There are two ways to donate toiletry items in Bellevue:

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Google Announces $165,000 Sponsorship for “Open Outdoors for Kids” Initiative

Google Campout KirklandOn Saturday, October 22, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Google to announce a $165,000 sponsorship to the National Park Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids, an initiative that helps connect more kids to their national parks through fun and engaging activities. The announcement was made during a campout held on Google’s Kirkland campus together with the U.S. Department of the Interior and YMCA for 60 Seattle-area elementary students.

“On behalf of Interior, I want to thank Google for their generous donation to help fourth graders from disadvantaged communities experience the great outdoors,” said Secretary Jewell.  “Spending a day and night on the Cross Kirkland Corridor for these youngsters is a reminder that there are accessible public lands close by every community that enable family, friends and kids of all ages to enjoy nature. Experiences like we’re having today not only provide meaningful learning opportunities, but also plant seeds that will nurture future generations of outdoor stewards.”

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Kiwanis Bellevue Club Helps Spread the Wealth

bellevue-kiwanis walnutsTalk about a trickledown effect – The Kiwanis club of Bellevue makes an annual trek to Carlton Washington and spends the weekend harvesting walnuts donated by the Brown Bear Lodge and the Brown family. Club president Al Shot “We donate the majority of the finished walnuts to our Key Clubs. They will sell them to family and friends with the proceeds helping with their respective club expenses … mostly attending the annual DCON conference”.
The club supports International, Interlake, Newport and Bellevue high school Key Clubs, which last year’s sales helped with sending 146 students to 2016 DCON.
The nuts are hand packed by the club and will be available in mid-November – just in time for a favorite meal, hostess gift or office party. They are said to be the absolute sweetest tasting walnuts EVER since they grow in the elevation of Carlton WA … just like the delicious apples from there!
Contact Bellevue Kiwanis for nuts or interest in membership.

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Become a volunteer naturalist on the Cedar River!

Volunteer NaturalistVolunteer As A Naturalist in Cedar River Watershed

Share your community treasure! Become a volunteer naturalist on the Cedar River and learn about one of the world’s amazing wildlife migrations, which runs through the heart of Seattle, Renton and on up into Maple Valley! Naturalists will receive 20 hours of training from fish and watershed experts in September. Then they’ll spend three days along the river in October, talking to the public about the spawning salmon and the natural and human history of the Cedar River Watershed.

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Bloodworks Northwest Hosting Blood Drive at Whole Foods Market in Bellevue Thursday, July 14.

Bloodworks NorthwestBloodworks Northwest Blood Drive Thursday

Bloodworks Northwest is hosting a blood drive in partnership with Whole Foods Market in Bellevue (888 116th Ave NE) on Thursday, July 14.

Those who register to donate to Bloodworks Northwest at the Bellevue Whole Foods Market on Thursday will receive a complimentary pound of coffee.

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Cedarbrook Lodge’s Savor Event Raises Over $400k for Food Lifeline

Savor: Sustaining Lives, Nourishing Hope 2016; photos courtesy Team Photogenic.Cedarbrook Lodge, Food Lifeline and a team of local celebrity chefs raised more than $432,300 to stop hunger in Western Washington at the fifth annual Savor: Sustaining Lives, Nourishing Hope benefit on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

The featured chefs at Savor included: Roy Breiman and Mark Bodinet of Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar; Armandino Batali of Salumi; Bruno Feldeisen of Semiahmoo Resort; Bobby Moore of Barking Frog; Jason Wilson of Miller’s Guild; Maxime Bilet of Imagine Food Innovation Group; and Eric Tanaka of Tom Douglas Seattle Kitchen.

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Walk MS brings people together to end multiple sclerosis

Walk MS Seattle 2016Walk MS and the Run MS Seattle 5K take place Sunday, April 10

Walk MS Seattle and the Run MS Seattle 5K will bring people together on Sunday, April 10, to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. The Run MS Seattle 5K features a mostly flat, professionally-timed run along the Burke Gilman Trail and a technical t-shirt (included with registration). Walk MS takes place following the run, and both events provide an opportunity for people living with MS and those who care about them to connect, join together, be inspired and raise critical funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter. 

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Earl Thomas III Guardian Angel Foundation Funds Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Search and Rescue Blankets

In the name of its Winter Coverage community outreach program, the Earl Thomas III Guardian Angel Foundation made a $15,000 donation to provide 2,100 blankets for Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.

The Mission’s supply of specialized wool rescue blankets that cover the body head-to-toe, are biodegradable and offer warmth, even when wet, had been depleted for four weeks.

Search and Rescue vans distribute 600 wool rescue blankets each week to those on the street. The last one-night count in January 2015 found 3,772 of unsheltered individuals in King County alone. For many, the blankets separate life from death and are also accompanied with friendly conversation, hot cocoa, supplies and an invitation back to the shelter for a warm bed.
“The Guardian Angel Foundation’s gift will not only enable thousands of unsheltered individuals to survive cold nights, but also help individuals forge a relationship with our Search and Rescue team that provides a crucial point of contact when these individuals are ready to take steps in rebuilding their lives,” said Linda Lynch, the Mission’s director of gift in kind.
The mission of the Earl Thomas III Guardian Angel Foundation is to provide resources and assistance to children and families in need. For more information, please visit earlthomas.org.