Crayon drive supports Seattle Children’s

April 15, 2014

Cascade Team Real Estate is collecting crayons and coloring books for hospitalized children during the month of April.

Every year, Seattle Children’s goes through 240,000 crayons, but each child only gets a few to use.

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April 5, 2014

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Cascade Team Real Estate is collecting crayons and coloring books for hospitalized children during the month of April.

Every year, Seattle Children’s goes through 240,000 crayons, but each child only gets a few to use.

Drop off crayons April 5 at the Gilman QFC, 1540 N.W. Gilman Blvd, and the Pine Lake QFC, 2902 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish; and on April 12 at the Klahanie QFC, 4570 Klahanie Drive, and Issaquah Highlands’ Caffe Ladro, 1200 10th Ave. N.E.

“Project Crayon Drive” is in its ninth year of bringing smiles to the faces of sick children.

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Maywood Kiwanis Builders Club helps children, seniors

March 18, 2014

The latest addition to the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah family is the Maywood Middle School Kiwanis Builders Club.

The chartering of the Maywood Builders Club was initiated two years ago by Key Clubber Lisa Antonio, currently lieutenant governor of PNW Key Club Division 28. It took two years to find a faculty adviser, Samantha Neff.

With her leadership, the Kiwanis Maywood Builders Club recently engaged Kiwanis and Key Club with the project of making hospital dolls for Seattle Children’s. Doctors use the dolls to explain medical procedures by drawing the procedure on a doll, which is then given to the patient.

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Students find joy and meaning in volunteering

February 21, 2014

For Taylor Woo, a particular memory stands out from her time working at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Woo, a Liberty High School junior, serves as a volunteer patient care liaison at the hospital, one of the largest in the Northwest. One day, she was asked to speak with an 8-year-old boy who’d been in a car accident with his parents and younger sister.

The boy was responsive, but his sister lay in coma in an adjacent bed.

Above, left, Taylor Woo, a junior at Liberty High School, helps a visitor at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Top right, Issaquah High School senior Robin Lustig volunteers with organizations like Friends of Youth, the Issaquah Community Network and the Drug Free Community Coalition. Above, right, Skyline High School senior Jonathan Yee helps fellow students through the school’s Key Club and Link Crew, and also works with Treehouse, an organization that supports foster children.

Taylor Woo, a junior at Liberty High School, helps a visitor at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

“You can hear the heart monitor just beeping to her heart, and it was so hard to see,” Woo said. “It was sad how he couldn’t really comprehend what was happening with his parents.

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Fundraisers go above and beyond

December 24, 2013

 

Sophie Mittelstaedt Issaquah High School

Sophie Mittelstaedt
Issaquah High School

Issaquah High School students have gone above and beyond in their three fundraisers so far this year.

Stuff the Bus was a toy drive for Seattle Children’s. For a week, students stuffed a bus full of toys and books for the children at the hospital. In addition, many took the time to write kind notes to patients.

“Seattle Children’s was very appreciative and they even wrote an article about Issaquah High School’s donation in the magazine they publish,” junior Suzy Emerson, Associated Student Body representative, said.

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October 15, 2013

Crayon drive helps children’s hospital

April 9, 2013

Cascade Team Real Estate is collecting crayons and coloring books for hospitalized children.

Every year, Seattle Children’s goes through 240,000 crayons.

Throughout April, Cascade Team Real Estate will collect crayons and coloring books, and various drop-off locations will be available on weekends.

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Lightning McQueen to appear at Bounce for Hope benefit

January 15, 2013

Kids and parents alike can get their picture taken with the real Lightning McQueen race car at the second annual Bounce for Hope benefit for Seattle Children’s at Kidz Bounce in Preston on Jan. 21.

The event is organized by Hope on the Hill Guild, a group founded in 2009 that seeks to make a positive difference in the lives of children treated at Seattle Children’s and their families.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the hospital’s uncompensated care program, which provides funding for the treatment of all children, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

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Keep little ghouls, goblins safe on Halloween night

October 23, 2012

City officials reminded Issaquah residents and motorists to remain on the lookout for little ghosts and goblins on Halloween, Oct. 31.

Most neighborhoods turn into haunting grounds for dozens of trick-or-treating children on Halloween night, and safety is a paramount concern for parents and police.

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Camp Korey lets ailing teen feel normal

July 10, 2012

Kara Denson and Tobi both wear perpetual smiles whenever Kara is riding, here during a recent schooling show at the Freedom Run Equestrian Center in Maple Valley, where Tobi stays. Contributed

Imagine only having one week a year to feel normal. That is the life of Kara Denson, a local 15-year-old suffering from mitochondrial disease.

Camp Korey at Carnation Farm hosts youths with certain life-altering medical conditions each week. Mitochondrial disease week is from July 23-27.

Diagnosed at age 4, Kara now has many other health problems related to her primary disease. For example, she can’t eat much so to obtain enough nutrition, Kara has a feeding tube to help. Mostly though, she said her lack of energy to do things normal people do is her biggest obstacle.

“At Camp Korey, it’s completely normal to be tired after one event and everyone understands if you need a break,” Kara said.

Ages 6 through 16 from all across the United States come because the only other camp for the condition is in upstate New York. After 16, attendees have the opportunity to become a leader-in-training and at 18, they can become counselors. Kara said she is looking forward to doing both.

Last year, she and her roommates joked about being the noisiest group because of all of the medical equipment that was hooked up to each of them.

“We can have a good sense of humor about it,” Kara said. “We sounded like a symphony.”

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