Pine Lake Middle School celebrates local heroes

May 5, 2015

Sixth-grader Anna Chisholm had never before volunteered for community service, but she said she enjoyed the time she spent helping homeless residents in Seattle earlier this year.

By Neil Pierson Mustafa Miyaziwala, a sixth-grade student at Pine Lake Middle School, tells others about his community service project at the school’s Heropalooza event April 21. Miyaziwala and others formed Snacks for Slavery, which used a bake sale to raise $386 for the International Justice Mission.

By Neil Pierson
Mustafa Miyaziwala, a sixth-grade student at Pine Lake Middle School, tells others about his community service project at the school’s Heropalooza event April 21. Miyaziwala and others formed Snacks for Slavery, which used a bake sale to raise $386 for the International Justice Mission.

“I feel so sad for people that don’t have the opportunities that I have,” said Chisholm, who packed and delivered supplies, and prepared breakfast for homeless adults and teens, alongside members of her select basketball team.

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Eastside Baby Corner selected as recipient of national grant

May 5, 2015

Issaquah-based nonprofit Eastside Baby Corner has been selected as one of 61 national recipients of the inaugural Funds for Change grant awarded by the National Diaper Bank Network.

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Bank campaign helps food banks

March 18, 2014

This month, bankers in Washington will once again join together to make a difference for area hunger relief agency Northwest Harvest.

This time of year typically brings a drop in donations and dwindling staples on shelves, leaving many regional food banks faced with the growing challenge in meeting critical hunger needs.

Washington Federal Bank will lend a hand during the second annual Bankers Care 2014 Spring Food Drive, through March 31.

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Stamp Out Hunger on May 11 benefits local food banks

April 23, 2013

Generous Issaquah community members will partner with their postal carriers May 11 to Stamp Out Hunger in the nation’s largest single-day food drive, benefiting Food Lifeline’s efforts to stock area food banks and feed hungry people throughout King County.

The 21st annual event brings together the National Association of Letter Carriers and Feeding America affiliates across the nation. In Issaquah and the rest of King County, local letter carriers will drop off Stamp Out Hunger bags in advance at some 750,000 households. Residents will then be asked to fill the bags with nonperishable food for pickup May 11.

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