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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website. Tami Gibb Volunteer Coordinator Starlight Children's Foundation www.starlight-washington.org e: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.