September 2, 2014
The Issaquah Schools Foundation is partnering with area businesses for its All in for Kids annual fund campaign Sept. 5-10.
Funds will support advancing academic achievement, support struggling students, promote professional development and connect students to their futures.
Sept. 5 — Battle of the Fans in the Stands — Issaquah vs. Skyline football game, Issaquah High School, 7:30 p.m.
It’s the district’s rivalry game of the year. Dress in school colors and feed the jar with $1 or $5 contributions in support of your favorite team upon entrance. All who donate receive a Battle of the Fans gift. The winning side will win the coveted Battle of the Fans trophy for their school and bragging rights for a year.
August 31, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 31, 2014
Join Eastside Baby Corner in its fifth year of making sure children in need have clothes and shoes that fit as they head back to school.
This year’s Pants Party is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at the EBC Hub, 1510 N.W. Maple St. There will be free entertainment, including activities by KidsQuest Children’s Museum and a performance by Debbie Hansen, the Science Lady.
Kids can touch a fire truck and police car, go on pony rides and get their faces painted. There will also be games, giveaways and hub tours. There will also be food and a raffle for great prizes.
August 9, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 9, 2014
Eastside Baby Corner’s one-day emergency drive July 25 netted 11,000 wipes and nearly 3,000 diapers for children impacted by the fires in Eastern Washington.
The nonprofit organization received a call from relief organizers in Wenatchee asking for assistance with diapers, wipes and pull-ups.
However, EBC did not have enough pull-ups or wipes to contribute, and decided to ask for help collecting the items. Relief organizers, needing the supplies immediately, came to pick up the donations Saturday morning, leaving donors just one day to get their contributions to EBC.
The 13,000 diapers, wipes and pull-ups (the combination of donated and EBC-supplied diapers) should be enough to keep 100 children in diapers for a month.
July 28, 2014
NEW — 3 p.m. July 28, 2014
Responding to wildfires devastating portions of the state, Walgreens is accepting cash donations from customers looking for ways to support those whose lives or property were disrupted.
Make check-out counter cash donations in amounts of $1, $5 and $10 and the donations will go to the American Red Cross to help people affected by the western wildfires.
The Red Cross is providing shelter and has provided more than 3,200 meals and snacks to those affected by the fires. The organization is also providing health and mental health services, and is distributing trash bags, gloves and masks to people throughout the area.
Donate today, tomorrow to Eastside Baby Corner to help children affected by Western Washington fires
July 25, 2014
NEW — 2:15 p.m. July 25, 2014
Eastside Baby Corner is holding an emergency drive today and tomorrow to collect diapers to send to Western Washington communities impacted by the still-burning fires.
Those interested in helping are asked to bring, very specifically, pull-ups in sizes 2T to 4T and baby wipes to the EBC Hub, 1510 N.W. Maple St., in Issaquah, through 3 p.m. today, and between 9 and 10 a.m. tomorrow.
EBC received a call from a relief organizer in Wenatchee asking for assistance with diapers, wipes and pull-ups. EBC had sufficient diapers in stock and was able to commit 10,000 to the relief effort.
However, EBC does not have enough pull-ups or wipes to contribute, and is asking supporters and the local community to help.
July 22, 2014
Let the back-to-school shopping begin!
Wow, everything from erasers to three colors of ink pens, from scissors to notebooks are on the list. Don’t forget a box of Kleenex for the classroom and an apple for the teacher.
If you’ve purchased a new backpack for your student and added in the supplies, your receipts probably add up to well more than $100. And you still have to get new shoes and pay for a yearbook and a PTA membership.
July 18, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. July 18, 2014
Issaquah company Combat Flip Flops has launched a crowdfunding campaign to reach its goal of starting a cashmere program.
The company hopes to raise $15,000 to jumpstart an initiative that transforms cashmere wool from local goat farmers in Afghanistan into fashion-statement luxury scarves available in First World markets.
With the Rock the Cashmagh campaign, the company hopes to aide in the development of a stable, self-sufficient economy in the war-torn nation.
June 10, 2014
The Liberty High School boys basketball team played its final minute of the season in February, but the work never stops for the Patriots, who have a busy summer on tap.
Liberty’s long list of summer events began May 30 with its first golf fundraiser at Renton’s Maplewood Golf Course. More than 130 people attended the golf tournament, which also included a banquet and silent auction.
Assistant coach Steve Kelley, a former Seattle Times columnist, was the banquet’s master of ceremonies, while former Seahawks Mack Strong and Paul Moyer were special guest speakers.
June 3, 2014
LefseFest aims to serve up some assistance.
The annual celebration of Scandinavian culture returns to Issaquah June 7 with a new regional focus. The traditional Norwegian flatbread community event, hosted by the Cascade Lodge Sons of Norway, has long been a local favorite and this year it hopes to provide relief for victims of the Oso mudslide.
“We’ve been looking in the lodge for different ways we could help the community,” festival organizer Leiann Ronnestad said, glad to announce the assistance LefseFest would give to the Mercer Island Cares Oso Much Fundraiser. “We are combining as a whole community effort.”
May 27, 2014
With 38 sponsors, 275 in-kind donors and nearly 1,300 guests, the Issaquah Schools Foundation raised $737,000 from its Nourish Every Mind luncheon and breakfast events.
The annual fundraising events support Issaquah School District students and teachers by investing in a wide variety of educational programs and materials.
Jim Dever, of KING-5 TV, and Molly Shen, of KOMO-4 TV, emceed the two events, which also included student speakers giving their account of donor investments in classrooms, and performances by musical acts from Issaquah High, Grand Ridge Elementary and Pacific Cascade Middle schools.