Helpful Harvest

November 17, 2009

By Greg Farrar

harvest-ARAS-giving-2009111At left, volunteers Vicki Huang (left) and Joyce Zhan hand out cookies to guests lined up for food, clothes, books and toys Nov. 14 during the annual Harvest Festival organized by the ARAS Foundation (Acceptance, Respect, Affection and Support). More than 200 volunteers helped at Issaquah Valley Elementary School, serving more than 2,000 of the less fortunate.

At right, Monica Sampson, of Klahanie, holds up a jacketharvest-ARAS-giving-2009111 for size on son Daniel, 12, who has two brothers and two sisters. Sampson had to quit her job as an assembler when the only shift that fit the family’s schedule was shut down. Learn how to help ARAS by e-mailing By Greg Farrar

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