December 10, 2013
Two local service organizations have teamed up recently to double their offerings to Issaquah when Eastside Fire & Rescue’s Benevolent Fund helped the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank give the Issaquah Community Hall a facelift.
In what is hoped to be the beginning of a long relationship. Benevolent Fund President and EFR Battalion Chief David McDaniel said the nonprofit was delighted to assist with the painting of the center.
“I met Cori last year,” McDaniel said, speaking of Cori Kauk, director of the food bank. “She contacted me about painting the community hall and I said it sounded like a fantastic idea.”
The Benevolent Fund, created by EFR three years ago, wants to continue broadening the support it gives to the area through such projects.
December 3, 2013
Giving Tuesday should be only the beginning
If you missed the opportunity to make a charitable donation on Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3, never fear. The need is still there today and your check will be every bit as welcome.
If there is a community with a bigger heart than Issaquah’s, we’d like to meet it. It may be true that much of Issaquah’s population is well off enough to be able to write donation checks, but that doesn’t mean they have to.
Just last week, 2,419 people turned out for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank’s fourth annual Turkey Trot. That’s a few miles of running down the road — and runners actually paid for the privilege.
November 28, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 28, 2013
The Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund and First Due Movers are once again joining forces for the Fill-the-Truck Food and Clothing Drive.
From Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, help fill a 24-foot moving truck with donations to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and the Mt. Si Food Bank. The truck will be parked outside Fred Meyer, 6100 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E.
November 27, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 27, 2013
This holiday season, Issaquah’s Dance Premier is participating in the Caring through Sharing Holiday Giving Program and Food Drive to benefit the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.
Drop off new, unwrapped gifts, clothing or nonperishable food items through Dec. 7 at one of Dance Premier’s two locations:
- 26613 Duthie Hill Road
- Overlake Center, 5724 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Suite 100
Learn more here.
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.
“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.
November 12, 2013
The fourth annual Issaquah Turkey Trot to benefit the Issaquah Food Bank is Nov. 28.
The Turkey Trot is a fun and casual 5K with no prizes, bibs, time chips or numbers. All proceeds from registration fees go to the Issaquah Food Bank. Last year, the event raised $27,000. The cost to participate is $25 for runners 11 and older and $7 for children 10 and younger.
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.
October 22, 2013
In 2009, citizens dining in downtown Issaquah spotted a handful of zombies shambling down Front Street. Since then, the group founded by Tom Gotuzzo has grown into a horde and added a few dance moves to the annual event.
The fourth annual Zombie Walk returns to Issaquah from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Karen Donovan, Downtown Issaquah Association executive director, said all ages of creepers are invited to join the horde.
Become a member of the zombie horde by meeting at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N. Come already dressed or get help being made up and join in on a practice run through of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance moves.
October 1, 2013
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Mobile Community Service Office will be in Issaquah from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, 179 First Ave. S.E.
Those in need can apply for cash assistance, basic food assistance and child care services.
Community members can also drop off paperwork, complete an eligibility review or mid-certification review, or make changes to an existing case.
Learn more by calling 1-877-501-2233 toll free.
September 24, 2013
This summer, Rachel Catterall and Megan O’Brian achieved something none of their peers at Skyline High School can claim.
The two seniors won gold-medal honors in July at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s National Leadership Conference in Nashville. Thousands of students attended the event, but a relatively small percentage did as well as Catterall and O’Brian.
Projects that qualify for nationals are scored with a rubric — a point-based system that looks at the quality of each component. The points are converted into a percentage, and students earn medals based on their scores.