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Year-Round Shelter At Lincoln Center Approved For Study By Bellevue City Council

Year-Round Shelter At Lincoln Center Approved For Study By Bellevue City Council. The City Council has agreed to study expanding operations at the temporary men’s shelter at Lincoln Center to year-round. The center is located at 116th St NE.

Year-Round Shelter At Lincyear-round shelteroln Center Approved For Study By Bellevue City Council

Currently, the emergency shelter, which has existed since 2008 at various sites, is only open during the winter months. The proposal comes in the wake of the new Land Use Code Amendment for siting permanent shelters and homeless services which was passed last week by the council.

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Coin Up for March of Dimes and Create Change with the Click of a Button!

March of Dimes logoCan you spare your change? You’ve likely been asked that question many times, walking down the street or checking out at the grocery store, and you may think that the nickels and dimes you donate don’t really make a difference. Well, think again! For 80 years, nonprofit March of Dimes [marchofdimes.org] has improved the health and saved the lives of several generations of moms and babies —and they did so largely with the support of small change donations. Now March of Dimes has gone digital with Coin Up.

March of Dimes was founded in 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to fight polio. 

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AAA Collects Over 1 Million Toiletry Items in 10th Annual Soap for Hope Drive

AAA Washington logoAfter concluding its 10 annual AAA Soap for Hope toiletry donation drive, AAA has announced that it has collected more than 1 million items and donated them to local charities.

AAA Soap for Hope was created out of a desire to not waste, or throw away, the small soaps, shampoos, conditioners and lotions that our travel clients get from hotels or cruise lines, and get them into the hands of people who use them.

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What to Give Those that Already Have it All This Holiday Season: A Guide from Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide Dogs for the Blind Holiday Gift GuideThe holiday season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. But, what do you give to those who already have everything?
Give them something you can’t buy in stores. Donate to Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) in their name. Not only will this support these special furry friends, it will also allow GDB to continue to provide their services free of charge to people with blindness or visual impairments. Some important things to know about GDB:

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Bellevue LifeSpring Opens New Flagship Store Concept; Moves Offices to Bellevue Square

Thrift Culture Bellevue LifespringBellevue LifeSpring recently announced an expansion and continuation of a 70-year legacy with Kemper Development Company (KDC) with the grand opening of its new flagship store concept on the third floor of Bellevue Square. The new space houses both its administrative offices and the newly designed and named shop, Thrift Culture (formerly the Bellevue LifeSpring Thrift Shop).
Bellevue LifeSpring’s thrift shop has been an institution at The Bellevue Collection since Kemper Freeman, Sr. became involved with the organization in 1947 and founded a legacy that would span more than 70 years and three generations. He guaranteed the shop rent on Kemper Development property for only $1 a year so that this critical Bellevue organization can raise funds by selling high-quality new and gently-used merchandise.

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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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The Roxy in Encinitas to Host June 13 Benefit for Local Cancer Programs

The Roxy Grand Opening BenefitAfter an extensive remodel, iconic North County restaurant The Roxy Encinitas will celebrate its official grand opening with a special event to benefit the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center and The Seany Foundation on Tuesday, June 13, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Famous for its falafel burgers, The Roxy has been a fixture in the Encinitas community since opening in 1978 at 517 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, 92024.  In recent months, the restaurant’s premises have been remodeled in the jazz and art deco style of the 1920s. The Roxy has also expanded its food and beverage offerings and now offers live music nightly, as well as weekend brunch.

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Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation to Hold Second Chance Summit in Seattle

Dave's Killer Bread FoundationJob Fair, Film Screening and Summit Planned to Inspire Employment for People with Criminal Backgrounds in Puget Sound 

WHAT:           The Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation (DKB Foundation) will host two days of events to demonstrate the benefits for businesses, individuals and society when people with criminal backgrounds are given employment opportunities. With the support of Northwest icon Dave’s Killer Bread (the rebel organic baker that employs nearly 100 people with criminal backgrounds at its Oregon bakery), the DKB Foundation is partnering with FareStart, the IF Project, Mod Pizza, Uber, National Employment Law Project and the City of Seattle to cultivate a dialogue around the potential in people with backgrounds and the ability of businesses to create positive change by offering them jobs. 

WHEN:            Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8, 2017

WHERE:         All events held at: WithinSodo, 2916 Utah Ave. S, Seattle, Wash.

DETAILS:       Second Chance Job & Resource Fair Wednesday, June 7 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Dave’s Killer Bread, Mod Pizza, Uber, Square Peg Seattle and FareStart will be among the employers at the Second Chance Job & Resource Fair

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The Vera Project Raises over $100,000 in Sweet 16 Gala Celebration!

Vera Project Sweet 16 CelebrationThe Vera Project celebrated its 16th year at a gala celebration proudly presented by community partners Sub Pop and Napster.

The 10th annual Viva Vera gala took place on Saturday, March 25 at the historic Washington Hall and featured performances by Sound Off! and More Music @ the Moore alumni PARISALEXA and Otieno Terry. Guests enjoyed hosted drinks from Oola Distillery, Underground Wine Project, Georgetown Brewing, Malus Ginger Beer, and Caffe Vita coffee and appetizers and dinner catered by Madres Kitchen, a sustainable, locally sourced, and woman-owned business.

The gala’s live and silent auctions brought together 200 of Seattle’s premier music and art supporters and luminaries and raised over $109,000 for The Vera Project’s all-ages music and education programming. Auction items included an opportunity to create your own ice cream sundae for Molly Moon’s to feature for a weekend, an exclusive autographed Pearl Jam poster, a whiskey workshop at Oola Distillery catered by Madres Kitchen, a private party in The Comet Tavern’s Cloud Room and a framed print from body-positive photographer Ashley Armitage. Guests also entered for a chance to win Seattle’s best raffle prize: $1200 to spend at Linda Dercshang’s bars and restaurants.

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Powerpedia Forms Nonprofit to Provide Free Solar Systems to Orphanages Throughout Baja Mexico and Beyond

GetChargedUpPowerpedia, a San Diego-based renewable energy consultancy (http://powerpedia.com) has announced the formation of the nonprofit organization “#GetChargedUp” (http://GetChargedUp.net) to facilitate a multi-year commitment of providing free solar systems to orphanages throughout Baja Mexico and beyond, under its flagship program #EmpowerOrphans.

“I recently had a chance to spend the day with children and volunteers at the Rancho de Los Niños orphanage in Baja, Mexico and it was an extraordinary experience for me,” said Faisal El Azzouzi, Principal at Powerpedia and founder of #GetChargedUp.  “It is truly humbling to see the hard work put forth by the staff and the passion of the volunteers at the orphanage.  Nearly 70 children live there, and they deserve all the help we can give.  We couldn’t be happier to contribute with clean electricity and high-tech education to take care of some of their basic needs today, and help prepare them for a better tomorrow.”