Issaquah Rotary Challenge Series Race

July 23, 2015

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Issaquah Women’s Club and Foundation gives more than $7,700 to local organizations

July 16, 2015

By eve’ Martinez-Petrut Jo Simpson meets Gwenna, from the Echo Glen Canine Program. The Issaquah Women’s Club and Foundation gathered last month to distribute more than $7,700 to local organizations. Recipients include the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, Issaquah Senior Center, Life Enrichment Options, YWCA Family Village — Highlands, Issaquah Community Services and the Echo Glen Canine Program. Learn more about the club at www.issaquahwomensclub.org.

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Jo Simpson meets Gwenna, from the Echo Glen Canine Program. The Issaquah Women’s Club and Foundation gathered last month to distribute more than $7,700 to local organizations. Recipients include the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, Issaquah Senior Center, Life Enrichment Options, YWCA Family Village — Highlands, Issaquah Community Services and the Echo Glen Canine Program. Learn more about the club at www.issaquahwomensclub.org.

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Challenge Series race continues July 18

July 9, 2015

Life Enrichment Options, with the aid of the Rotary Clubs of Issaquah and Sammamish, present the 2015 Challenge Series Races.

The Issaquah race is July 18.

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Issaquah groups receive retired county vans

May 5, 2015

The King County Council recently unanimously adopted a motion transferring retired Metro Vanpool vans to provide transportation assistance to local governments, community programs, senior citizens and young people.

The Issaquah Senior Center and Life Enrichment Options were two of 26 organizations to receive the vans.

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Rotary’s Grape Escape returns bigger than ever

March 17, 2015

For the Rotary Club of Issaquah’s ninth annual Grape Escape, organizers didn’t see any need to fix what wasn’t broken.

“We’ve taken a proven formula and just reapplied it,” co-chairman Scott McKorkle said.

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Becky Gordon joins board of Life Enrichment Options

March 17, 2015

Becky Gordon, a longtime community volunteer, joined the Life Enrichment Options board in January, following two years of leading the Issaquah Outreach committee, an all-volunteer group that helps promote LEO in the greater Issaquah area.

Gordon has been active within the school system, serving as Issaquah Middle School PTSA president, the special needs chairwoman of the Issaquah Council PTSA and an art docent for the Issaquah School District Academy for Community Transition Program.

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Teen group Dream Catchers volunteer at Angela House

January 6, 2015

So you are a teenager and have free time on the weekend; what do you do with the time? Watch sports? Go to the movies? Play video games?

Contributed Members of the Dream Catchers sit down to play a game of Monopoly with residents of Life Enrichment Options’ Angela House, which is home to residents with disabilities.

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Members of the Dream Catchers sit down to play a game of Monopoly with residents of Life Enrichment Options’ Angela House, which is home to residents with disabilities.

How about volunteering to interact with young adults with disabilities or do household chores for senior citizens? That’s what a group of Issaquah High School seniors called Dream Catchers does with its time.

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Issaquah Women’s Club gives $5,000 to local organizations

July 15, 2014

The Issaquah Women’s Club gathered June 5 to distribute over $5,000 in donations to local organizations.

The recipients were the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, Echo Glen to support its canine program, Life Enrichment Options, Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department, Issaquah Community Services and Eastside Baby Corner.

Contributed An Echo Glen student works with Oreo, a dog in its canine program. The organization recently received funds from the Issaquah Women’s Club.

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An Echo Glen student works with Oreo, a dog in its canine program. The organization recently received funds from the Issaquah Women’s Club.

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Annual Challenge Race returns on July 12

July 8, 2014

The annual Issaquah Rotary Challenge Series Races, where participants with disabilities get to experience the thrill of soapbox derby action, begins 9 a.m. July 12.

In each race, two racers climb into the seat of a gravity-powered car as the vehicle maneuvers along Second Avenue with able-bodied volunteers, who sit behind the wheel, and participants with disabilities, who sit in the passenger seat.

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To the Editor

May 20, 2014

Mother’s Brunch

Thanks to all who helped put on special event

Christina Corrales-Toy truly captured the feeling of Life Enrichment Options’ second annual Mother’s Brunch — the feeling of comfort and acceptance that many families with children with special needs don’t always feel — in her recent story on the event.

This event, celebrating the moms of children with developmental disabilities and all that they do, is a particularly appropriate event for LEO and the Tavon Center to collaborate on as both local organizations were started by moms of children with special needs.

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