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.
May 27, 2014
The Liberty High School boys basketball team will hold a golf fundraiser May 30, featuring special guest speaker Mack Strong.
Festivities begin with a 1 p.m. golf tournament at Maplewood Golf Course, 4050 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. Participants can win a new car, or a dream vacation, in one of three hole-in-one contests. The team is also hosting a banquet and silent auction.
Learn more at http://bit.ly/1jEKPbn.
May 20, 2014
The Goddard School in Issaquah raised $3,345 for Seattle Children’s, thanks to its annual art auction April 25-26.
The school auctioned pieces inspired by famous artists with a unique spin in that its preschoolers crafted the re-creations.
More than 100 pieces were sold by all five of the Seattle-area Goddard School locations, earning a total of $18,000 for Seattle Children’s.
May 10, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. May 10, 2014
A May 17 fundraiser to support the Washington chapter of the National Association for Mental Illness still needs volunteers.
The annual NAMI Walk raises funds to battle mental illness, and is the primary fundraising event to assist the organization.
May 2, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. May 2, 2014
Eastside Baby Corner will open its doors to visitors May 5 to show the community how its nearly-all-volunteer team fills more than 1,000 individual orders, helping more than 500 kids, each week.
The 5:30-7:30 p.m. open house is a day before GiveBIG, the Seattle Foundation’s annual fundraising event for Puget Sound-area nonprofits.
April 30, 2014
NEW — Noon April 30, 2014
The Issaquah High School Booster Club will collect donations of used clothes and textiles at a Clothes for the Cause fundraiser April 30 to May 3.
Instead of throwing worn clothes in the trash, where they’ll simply sit in a landfill, bring them to Issaquah High School, where the booster club will ensure the textiles get a second life.
About 98 percent of the textiles collected will be repurposed or recycled.
April 29, 2014
Online bidding and affordable pricing have made artEAST Art Center’s annual 150 Feet of Art Auction and Fundraiser a popular annual event.
This year’s 150 Feet auction, the eighth annual, begins May 2, and culminates with a celebration at the Art Center, 95 Front St. N., from 5-8 p.m. May 17.
The 150 Feet of Art auction is juried art donated by artEAST members and guest artists. Bidding and purchases help raise art programming funds for artEAST, a nonprofit art center that brings art exhibitions, hands-on workshops and public events to residents of Issaquah and surrounding communities.