Bring donations Sunday for Tiger Mountain Community High School fundraiser


November 22, 2013

NEW — 2 p.m. Nov. 22, 2013

Tiger Mountain Community High School is seeking donations from the community for its upcoming rummage sale and silent auction to benefit the school’s Culinary Arts Program and Associated Student Body.

Donations are being accepted from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Issaquah Newport Way Storage, 795 N.W. Juniper St.

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All in for Kids campaign sets record for donations to schools

November 20, 2013

NEW — noon Nov. 20, 2013

The Issaquah Schools Foundation’s All in for Kids Annual Fund Campaign, with the aid of 256 high school student volunteers, called more than 9,800 families Nov. 12 and 14.

After 180 minutes of calling, the students had helped net $92,400 in pledges. Their proceeds, combined with donations collected over the past three and a half months brought the foundation’s campaign total to its highest total ever — $412,000.

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Merry Christmas fund sets goal at $75,000

November 19, 2013

In 2008, former Issaquah resident Ellen Loney had arguably the worst month of her life.

In the span of just 30 days, Loney lost her job and her mother. She would have lost the roof over her head, too, if it weren’t for the generosity of a local nonprofit organization.

“It was a very bad month, a very bad time, and Issaquah Community Services saved the day,” Loney said in a phone interview from her new home in Lynnwood.

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Turkey Trot returns bigger than ever

November 19, 2013

Heather Matthews always felt there should be more activities available on Thanksgiving Day than the annual family-generated Turkey Bowl of tackle football.

So, she ran, not walked, to participate in a Turkey Trot event in Seattle. After two years of that, the online marketer decided her hometown of Issaquah needed something similar.

By Greg Farrar Tom (left) and Heather Matthews, with the help of their sons (from left) Mason, Wesley and Preston, present the $27,000 Issaquah Turkey Trot donation check to Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank Executive Director Cori Walters and board president Stan Morgan, after last year’s 5K fundraising run.

By Greg Farrar
Tom (left) and Heather Matthews, with the help of their sons (from left) Mason, Wesley and Preston, present the $27,000 Issaquah Turkey Trot donation check to Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank Executive Director Cori Walters and board president Stan Morgan, after last year’s 5K fundraising run.

“I believe after seeing the Seattle Turkey Trot grow and grow, people really were looking for more than football and eating on Thanksgiving,” Matthews said.

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Recipe for Hope cooks up community support

October 22, 2013

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank raised more than $75,000 in its Recipe for Hope fundraiser Oct. 17.

James Whitfield, CEO of Leadership Eastside, was the keynote speaker, while State Sen. Mark Mullet emceed the event at Eastridge Church.

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LEO hosts fundraising luncheon Oct. 22

October 15, 2013

Life Enrichment Options hosts its annual fundraiser, It’s About the Journey, at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

The event celebrates the life journeys of the residents of the LEO homes, and others the organization serve that live each day with a developmental disability.

LEO supports and advocates for those with developmental disabilities to achieve their lifestyle goals through supportive housing, recreation and employment opportunities, and community education. LEO has been able to achieve its past goals through partnerships and collaborations developed from the community.

Learn more, register for the event or make a donation by emailing info@lifeenrichmentoptions.org.

 

 

Tickets are still available for artEAST’s gala fundraiser

October 15, 2013

Tickets are still available for artEAST’s Gala Fundraiser, Swing Cabaret, taking place at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 N.W. Gilman Blvd.

Pat and Chris Cashman return as hosts and will preside over silent and live auctions filled with art, art escapades, travel adventures, dining, wine, jewelry and more.

Ticket includes cabaret food, wine and dessert passed throughout the evening.

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Issaquah Schools Foundation donations make a big impact in Issaquah classrooms

October 15, 2013

NEW — 10:45 a.m. Oct. 15, 2013

At Discovery Elementary School, fourth-grade students recently huddled around plastic bins filled with sediment and conducted science experiments about water flow.

It was a simple lesson, but one that might not have been possible without private funding.

Each of the 15 elementary schools in the Issaquah School District has received money to improve its science curriculum from the Issaquah Schools Foundation, a nonprofit organization. It’s just one of dozens of programs ISF assists every year at all grade levels.

By Neil Pierson Ansley Jaye reads in Stephanie Keibel’s third-grade class at Discovery Elementary School. Students are seeing their reading scores improve thanks in part to funding from the Issaquah Schools Foundation.

By Neil Pierson
Ansley Jaye reads in Stephanie Keibel’s third-grade class at Discovery Elementary School. Students are seeing their reading scores improve thanks in part to funding from the Issaquah Schools Foundation.

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Kindering hosts ‘Sesame Street’ writer at annual fundraiser

October 12, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 12, 2013

Emily Perl Kingsley, a writer, author and 20-time daytime Emmy Award winner, will speak at Kindering’s annual Salute to Courage benefit luncheon Oct. 17.

Kingsley, who has a son with Down syndrome, was instrumental in expanding the cast of “Sesame Street” to include children with disabilities.

Kindering is the Eastside’s largest early intervention center for children with special needs. The organization served more than 3,500 children and families last year.

The event is free, but donations are encouraged. It begins at noon at the Westin Bellevue, 600 Bellevue Way N.E. RSVP here or call 289-7506.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s comes to Issaquah

October 8, 2013

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming for the first time to Issaquah Oct. 12.

The walk, which begins and ends at the Issaquah Community Center, is a 2.6-mile course through downtown.

Funds raised benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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