November 17, 2009
By Greg Farrar
At 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 jacket 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. By Greg Farrar