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					HOLIDAY GIVING 2010

BAS Foundation Gift Wrapping
Children’s Response Center Adopt a Family Program
The Salvation Army Eastside Corps Needs Volunteers for the Holiday Season and Beyond
Help Keep Kids Warm this Winter: Kids Care Coat Drive Needs Your Support
City of Bellevue Holiday Events need Teen Volunteers
Kirkland Arts Center The Snow Ball
Eastside Baby Corner Year End Inventory
KITH Seeks Holiday Helpers
Help with Starlight Children’s Foundation Toy Drive
City of Bellevue Fireman’s Toy Drive
City of Bellevue Holiday Food Drive
Overlake Service League Adopt a Family


BAS Foundation Gift Wrapping
Do you like to wrap gifts? This holiday season you can gift wrap to raise money for a good
cause! It’s an easy and fun way to help the needy in your community!
BAS Foundation is looking for volunteers! We are a nonprofit 501 c 3 status organization.
Our mission is to provide ready to eat, healthy food to those who do not have access to a
food bank, and/or cannot leave their home for any emergency reason. These can include
the elderly, disabled, families and individuals affected by drug abuse, and others.
This is a great opportunity for students who need some volunteer hours.
If interested in volunteering please contact Sadia, by email basfoundation@hotmail.com or
by phone (425) 301 5572
CONTACT US SOON, BECAUSE SPOTS ARE FILLING UP FAST!

Children’s Response Center
Adopt-A-Family: Holiday Giving Program 2010
The Children’s Response Center in Bellevue serves children in North and East King County
under the age of 18 who have experienced abuse, trauma or child crimes. We are looking
for generous assistance from the community to provide holiday gifts, food and goodwill for
low-income families served by the Center. If you would like to adopt a family, please email
Sally Martinez, Community Affairs Coordinator, at sallym2@u.washington.edu. Or call at
(425) 467-3390. For more information about our organization visit
www.childrensresponsecenter.org

The Salvation Army Eastside Corps Needs Volunteers for the Holiday Season and
Beyond

We are looking for donors and volunteers to help with our Thanksgiving and Christmas
assistance programs as well as our After School Program. We anticipate serving over 2500
people through our Thanksgiving and Christmas programs and need your help!
There are 73 low income children attending our After School Program each day and we
need volunteers and donors to help keep this program running. If you want to make a
lasting difference in the life of a child this is the place to be!!

Sierra Wagner-Mygrant
Social Service Director
The Salvation Army Eastside Corps
911 164th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA. 98008
Phone: 425-452-7300, ext 204
Fax: 425-451-2591
sierra.wagner@usw.salvationarmy.org

Kids Care Coat Drive Needs Your Support

With predictions for an especially cold, wet winter and a lingering chilly economic forecast,
the Bellevue High School Fashion Club is partnering with Bellevue Youth Link and Factoria
Security Self Storage to collect new and gently used coats to keep residents in need warm
this winter.

Donations for the Kids Care Coat Drive can be dropped off now through Dec. 14 at any of
the following locations:
     Bellevue High School, 10416 Wolverine Way SE;
     Chinook Middle School, 2001 98th Ave. NE;
     Enatai Elementary School, 10615 SE 23rd St.;
     International School, 445 128th Ave. SE;
     Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd. SE;
     Overlake School, 20301 NE 108th St., Redmond;
     Puesta del Sol Elementary School, 3810 132nd Ave. SE; and
     Sacred Heart School, 9450 Northeast 14th St., Clyde Hill.
Donated coats will be distributed to Bellevue families in need Dec. 15- 17, 4 to 7 p.m., at the
Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St., while supplies last.

For information about coat donations and drop off locations, contact Patrick Alina at 425-
452-5254 or visit Youth Link. For information about coat distribution, contact Vicki Drake,
Community Services Supervisor at vdrake@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-4874.
Bellevue Youth Link is a partnership of the City of Bellevue and Bellevue Public Schools.


City of Bellevue Holiday Events

2010 Christmas Ships
Dec. 3, Newcastle Beach Park, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 4400 Lake Washington Blvd. SE, Activity
#50822 or Dec. 21, Meydenbauer Beach Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 419 98th Ave NE. Activity
#50823. Teens only. Must be over 14 years of age. Volunteers need to be dressed
appropriately and ready to work outside. Register online at myparksandrecreation.com or
call 425-452-6885 For more information, please call Pam Myers at 425-452-4106 or
pmyers@bellevuewa.gov.

Hilltop Holiday Craft Show
Saturday, Dec. 4, 5-8:30 p.m., Northwest Arts Center, 9819 NE 24th St. Teens only. Must be
over 14 years of age. Volunteers need to be dressed appropriately and ready to work
indoors and/or outdoors assisting with clean-up activities. Register on line at
myparksandrecreation.com or call 425-452-6885 For more information, please call Pam
Myers at 425-452-4106 or pmyers@bellevuewa.gov. Activity #50821.


Kirkland Arts Center The Snow Ball
Friday, December 10, 6:30 - 10 PM
Join us for one last party before the end of the year! The Snow Ball will be an exciting event
with great art, cocktails, appetizers, music, fun activities, and much more
Contact Aarti Khanna, 425.822.7161 x 103
Volunteer jobs include but are not limited to:Set up, Greeters, coat check, at door ticket
sales, Raffle sellers, Silent Auction monitors, food managers, activity managers etc.


Eastside Baby Corner Year End Inventory
December 27th, 28th, and 29th. 9am - 1pm each day. High School age and older only
please. Sign up online at www.babycorner.org and click VOLUNTEER TIME
Help inventory donated items as we prepare for our annual audit. Sign up for one or
multiple days. Dress warm, it is chilly in the warehouse. Bring a water bottle to stay
hydrated.

Christy Garrard
Eastside Baby Corner
Volunteer Coordinator
http://www.babycorner.org I Facebook


KITH Seeks Holiday Helpers

KITH (Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing) is looking for some Holiday Helpers in
December.

On Dec. 10th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Dec. 11th from 10:00 am to 2:00 we will be
receiving gifts from our Donors for our Adopt-a-Family Program. We are seeking
Volunteers to take a 2 hour shift and help receive gifts at the KITH office at this time.
Dec. 17th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Dec. 18th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm we will do
this in reverse and are looking for Holiday Helpers to help distribute these same gifts to our
Clients (also working at the KITH office in 2 hour shifts)

In the middle of the week on Dec. 14, 15, and 16th we are looking for Holiday elves, to
organize the received gifts for easy distribution on the 17th and 18th. The Volunteer hours
on Dec. 14 – 16 are flexible and all help is appreciated.

If any of these opportunities sound like a good fit for you please give me a call or an e-mail.
425-576-9531 ext. 105, Volunteer@kithcares.org

Brenda Berry
Volunteer Coordinator


Starlight Children’s Foundation – Help with our annual toy drive by sorting, wrapping
and packing toys for Starlight families and local hospitals. Contact local/statewide venues
to help plan fun outings for our Starlight Families in the community. These opportunities
are on-going and are available for one time and group volunteers during business hours.
For more information please contact us at volunteer@starlight-washington.org or visit our
website.

Tami Gibb
Volunteer Coordinator
Starlight Children's Foundation
www.starlight-washington.org
e: tami@starlight-washington.org
p: (425) 861-7827 x104
f: (425) 883-9023


City of Bellevue Food Drive, Nov. 1 - Dec. 16
The Parks & Community Services Department is hosting this annual event to collect food
for distribution to Bellevue families and individuals in need through local food assistance
programs. Non-perishable food can be donated at the following locations:
     City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE
     Crossroads Mini City Hall, 15600 NE Eighth St.
     Bellevue Aquatic Center, 601 143rd Ave. NE
     Bellevue Golf Course, 5450 140th Ave. NE
     Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St.
     Highland Community Center, 14224 Bel-Red Rd.
     Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Pl. SE
     North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. NE
     Northwest Arts Center, 9825 NE 24th St.
     Parks Resource Management, 16023 NE Eighth St.
    Robinswood Tennis Center, 2400 151st Pl. SE
    South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 SE Newport Way
For more information, e-mail NWAC@bellevuewa.gov or call 425-452-4106.


City of Bellevue Firefighters Community Support Foundation Holiday Toy Drive, Nov.
14 - Dec. 24
Donations are requested to help provide toys and other age-appropriate holiday gifts to
infants, children and teens for families in need. Donations of new, unwrapped toys and gifts
for infants, children and teens can be dropped at any Bellevue fire station:
     Station One, 766 Bellevue Way SE (Downtown/West Bellevue)
     Station Two, 2802 148th Ave. SE (Eastgate/Lake Hills/W. Lake Sammamish)
     Station Three, 16100 NE Eighth St. (Crossroads/Northeast Bellevue)
     Station Four, 4216 Factoria Blvd. SE (Factoria/Somerset)
     Station Five, 9621 NE 24th St. (Northwest Bellevue)
     Station Six, 1850 132nd Ave. NE (Bridle Trails/Wilburton)
     Station Seven, 11900 SE Eighth St. (Wilburton/Woodridge)
     Station Eight, 5701 Lakemont Blvd. SE (Eastgate/Cougar Mountain)
     Station Nine, 12412 SE 69th Way (Newport)

Gifts received by Dec. 10 will be distributed on Dec. 14 at the annual Crossroads
Community Center Holiday Celebration, an event that features a visit from Santa and Mrs.
Claus, refreshments and entertainment. Children and teens from families in need are
eligible to receive a free, age-appropriate gift and each child or teen must be present to
receive a gift.

The Bellevue Firefighters Community Support Foundation has sponsored the Holiday Toy
Drive to benefit Crossroads Community Center for the past several years. The Parks &
Community Services Department is hosting the annual Crossroads Community Center
Holiday Celebration with the help of many partners, including St. Louise Catholic Church
and Prudential Northwest Realty.

For more information about toy donations or the Crossroads Holiday Celebration, call
Crossroads Community Center at 425-452-4874.


Adopt a Family through Overlake Service League
With the holiday season approaching, Overlake Service League will again be coordinating
the Adopt-a-Family Program that matches up community sponsors with families in need in
the Bellevue area for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

We are asking for your participation in providing a happy holiday for families in need. You
can help in several ways:
    You (or your workgroup) can adopt a family for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas and
       shop for food, clothing and gifts for a family.
      You (or your workgroup)can purchase a grocery gift card(s), which we will use for
       our families.
    You (or your workgroup) can purchase a certificate(s) for gifts.
Thanksgiving Adopt-a-Family distribution will take place on November 22. Participating
sponsors are asked to arrive in the morning with non-perishable food and a grocery gift
card (for perishables). The families will come to pick up the donations in the afternoon.

The Christmas Adopt-a-Family distribution will take place on December 14. At this time
sponsors arrive in the morning with grocery gift card for food and wrapped and labeled
gifts for each family member.

Wish lists are provided. We are still in need of many sponsors for Thanksgiving and
Christmas. We hope you will be part of our program this year in whatever way you can.
Please email us at osl@overlakeserviceleague.org, and let us know what size family you
would like to "adopt", or what you would like to do to support this program.

Each year we serve almost 2,000 adults and children. It is rewarding to know that so many
hearts are lifted with smiles created through the kindness and unselfish generosity of
community members like you.

For more information please call Lindsay at 425 451-1175, or visit:
www.overlakeserviceleague.org or phone us at.

				
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