November 21, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 21, 2014
The Issaquah High School Booster Club and the Associated Student Body are holding a Clothes for a Cause fundraiser through Nov. 22.
Items that will be accepted: clothing of any kind/condition, shoes of any kind/condition, towels, rags, sheets, blankets, quilts, bedspreads, belts, purses, gloves, hats, curtains, drapery, throw rugs, bath mats, outdoor rugs, table cloths, placemats and stuffed animals.
November 18, 2014
Cynthia Jackson lost all of her belongings when a pipe burst in her Bellevue home, flooding her bathroom and forcing the single mom to pick up the pieces.
The strife didn’t end there, though. A mold problem made her family sick, so she had no choice but to uproot her life from Bellevue to Issaquah.
“We had to abandon ship and leave everything behind, and I ended up in an apartment in Issaquah with nothing,” she said.
November 18, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 22, 2014
Local runners and walkers can get their Thanksgiving festivities off to a healthy starts at the third annual Plateau Runner Turkey Trot.
Proceeds from the run benefit Eastlake High School’s Marty O’Connor Scholarship Fund for student athletes.
The 4-mile, family friendly run starts at 9 a.m. Nov. 29. The flat route begins and ends at Plateau Runner, the locally owned and operated specialty running store on the Sammamish Plateau.
November 11, 2014
By all outward appearances, Issaquah and its surroundings seem quite affluent.
Yet, there are still lines at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, and a steady stream of aid requests coming into local organizations.
November 9, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 9, 2014
Local pet parents have the opportunity to provide healthy food for local shelter animals at no cost. Throughout November, any Nature’s Variety dog or cat food purchased at an All The Best Pet Care store will be matched, pound for pound, with a food donation to a local shelter.
Additionally, those who purchase Nature’s Variety food to donate to a shelter will get their gift matched, pound for pound, essentially doubling their donation.
The food recipients will include Old Dog Haven, Cat Tales, Motley Zoo, Homeward Pet and PUPs.
The Issaquah All the Best Pet Care is at 1590 N.W. Gilman Blvd.
Learn more here.
November 4, 2014
September 2014 represented a new beginning for Issaquah resident Michelle Curtis.
It’s when, after living in a domestic violence shelter for the past two years, the single mother of four moved into permanent housing.
That Talus apartment represented security, freedom and most of all stability, as Curtis worked tooth and nail to overcome abuse and the resulting health issues to make a home for her family.
November 4, 2014
A final phone drive by high school students helped raise $60,000 the last day of the Issaquah School Foundation’s All in for Kids annual fund drive.
Over a two-day phone-a-thon, the students raised a record $105,426, according to event co-chair Dana Rundle.
October 14, 2014
Great schools and great communities go hand in hand. It is likely that one or both of these influenced your decision to live within the Issaquah School District boundaries.
The Issaquah Schools Foundation asks you to ensure both remain great by contributing to the All in for Kids Annual Fund Campaign.
October 7, 2014
Give generously to help cover gap in education funding
With the calendar officially turned to fall, many of us are back into the daily comfort of our children’s school routine. There are morning buses to catch, lunches to pack, shoes to tie and backpacks to fasten.
School is a tie that binds us, and our neighborhoods, together. School and its activities are like a quilt that we all wrap around ourselves. But without our local Issaquah Schools Foundation, this quilt would be tattered and threadbare.
September 23, 2014
When Issaquah resident Lorena Kott moved to the city two years ago, she sought an outlet that would both help her meet people and give back to her new community.
She found it in the Issaquah Women’s Club, a social and philanthropic organization that has been bringing Issaquah women together since 1983.
“I loved the duality of the social aspect and the helping aspect,” Kott, the club’s marketing chairwoman, said. “You can have fun, help others and make friends. What more could you want from a club?”