Friends of Youth to host Race to the Top charity

January 28, 2014

By Staff

Friends of Youth will host a “Race to the Top” Capital Campaign event Feb. 6 to celebrate progress while encouraging the community’s support to help finish the job.

The event is from 7-8 p.m. at Kirkland’s Heritage Hall, 203 Market St.

The event will feature home-baked pies with wine pairings. Attendees are invited to sponsor an entire pie at $1,000, half a pie at $500 or a slice of pie at $250. Friends of Youth will team up with a local winery to provide accompanying wines, and attendees will vote on the best pie of the evening. To bake or sponsor a pie, or to register to attend, go to

Friends of Youth’s Capital Campaign began in 2012 and is 94 percent of the way to its $7-million target. The campaign funded the construction of the Kirkland Youth Services Center, the Redmond Youth Services Center, Youth Haven and ongoing construction for transitional living homes for young adults ages 18-21. It will also fund two extended foster care homes for youth ages 18-21.

Friends of Youth, which has a branch in Issaquah at 414 Front St. N., delivers a comprehensive range of therapeutic services for youths, young adults and families. With more than 60 years of experience, national accreditation and 20 program sites, the agency provides safe places to live and emotional support for youths and families in challenging circumstances.

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