Social Services

Volunteers needed at Clothes For Kids

Now in its 30th year of providing wardrobes to low-income families in Snohomish County, Clothes For Kids is seeking volunteers to sort clothing, stock shelves and racks, and assist shoppers at check in and check out. “We rely on volunteers,” said Nancy Laird-Burris, Program Manager for Clothes For Kids, which has been serving Snohomish County since 1984. “With a minimal staff, our volunteers are w... »

Snohomish County United Way says its legislative priorities fared well in Olympia

Snohomish County United Way says its legislative priorities fared well in Olympia

United Way of Snohomish County’s legislative priorities fared well in the 2013 legislative session and special session. The legislature finished its work on the budget in a special session that ended on June 30. The organization’s legislative priorities for 2013 focused on early learning, hunger, homelessness and seniors. The nonprofit’s priorities were chosen after several months of deliberations... »

Reminder: Lynnwood Rotary Rummage Sale Saturday

The Lynnwood Rotary Rummage Sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, July 13 at Meadowdale High School, 6002 168th St. S.W., Lynnwood.   »

Mariners executive to speak at Edmonds Kiwanis Tuesday

Mariners Senior Vice President – Communications, Randy Adamack, will be speaking at the Kiwanis Club of Edmonds this coming Tuesday, April 23, at noon at the Pancake Haus. Visitors are welcome. »

Upcoming fundraising events that benefit organizations serving Edmonds

Here are some upcoming fundraising events that benefit Edmonds-area organizations and causes: The annual Snohomish County Boys and Girls Club “Reach for the Stars” auction, Saturday Oct. 20 at the Ed Hansen Conference Center at Comcast Arena in Everett. It takes about $350 a year to provide a safe, secure, fun place for kids who attend the Boys and Girls Club, covering everything from ... »

MS Helping Hands collecting stuffed animals for holiday season distribution

MS Helping Hands-MSHH is collecting clean, gently used & new stuffed animals and new toys for the upcoming holiday season. Over 125,000 items have been collected since 2005 and have been distributed to churches, children’s organizations and survivors of natural disasters. Items can be dropped off at the MSHH Donor Closet: 409 Howell Way, Edmonds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays... »

Clothes for Kids to open doors for back-to-school shopping Wednesday

Clothes For Kids, which provides back-to-school wardrobes for Snohomish County K-12 students who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school, will reopen for shopping Wednesday, Aug. 22. During the first three days of shopping, qualified students and their families will be able to take advantage of Family Bonus shopping and also connect in the Clothes for Kids parking lot with community groups inc... »

Clothes for Kids gearing up for Mexican fiesta fundraising lunch May 5

Clothes for Kids, a Snohomish County non-profit dedicated to providing clothing to eligible schoolchildren, for the second annual Celebrate the Children Luncheon and Auction at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5  at Edmonds Lutheran Church , 23525 84th Ave. W. This year, the event features a fiesta theme. Admission is $10, but the event is sure to sell out, so buy your tickets in advance. The auction will fe... »

MS Helping Hands: One of the most successful charities in the U.S right here in Edmonds

Did you know that Edmonds has one of the most successful charities/resources in the country — the MS Helping Hands-MSHH Donor Closet? Founded in October 1999 by Bill and Carol Brayer of Edmonds, the Donor Closet has had to relocate four times, beginning at the Brayers’ home and now at its current location at 409 Howell Way. There is no other resource like it in the country. The current facil... »

Clothes for Kids fundraising breakfast set for Feb. 9

The second annual Clothes for Kids Transforming Lives Breakfast will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Thanks to sponsors, the event is free. Donations to Clothes for Kids will be requested. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with breakfast and program to follow. You can register online at the Clothes for Kids website. The Meadowdal... »

MS Helping Hands seeking office volunteers

Do you have spare time and don’t know what to do with it? MS Helping Hands-MSHH, an Edmonds all-volunteer 501 (c) (3) non-profit Multiple Sclerosis Corporation, is looking for office-secretarial volunteers at the downtown Edmonds office behind Petosa’s Family Grocer. Hours can be part- or full-time whenever you are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Duties include co... »

Support the Edmonds Food Bank and get into Evergreen Fair free Friday

Here’s a way to support the Edmonds Food Bank and go to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe for free this Friday, Sept 2. Bring three cans of food to one of the four fair gates between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The food collected will benefit all members of the Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition. You can also donate directly anytime, as the need for donations continues to grow. “... »

Clothes for Kids now open; free back-to-school clothing for those in need

Clothes For Kids, a non-profit organization providing wardrobes to low-income families, opened its doors for back to school on Monday, Aug. 22.  “Thanks to generous donations from the community, we have the best back-to-school inventory that we have seen in at least the last eight years,” says Nancy Laird-Burris, Clothes for Kids Program Manager. Over the summer, the volunteers have been sorting, ... »

From MS Helping Hands: Six questions to ask charities before donating

By William Brayer, President MS Helping Hands Everyone is inundated with request for donations or a thank you for a donation you never gave often intimidates you into giving one. Often a gift is included with the request, hoping it will encourage you to pay for it with a donation. Mailing labels are a big item and who can use a mailing with your name on it? Many organizations use emotional picture... »

MS Helping Hands spreads the word with new ‘Bug’

MS Helping Hands spreads the word with new ‘Bug’

Edmonds-based MS Helping Hands, which provides support and assistance for people with Multiple Sclerosis and their families, now has the “Bug.” According to MSHH President Bill Brayer, the new car-like electric scooter was part of a large package of used and new scooters the organization received from a local business that folded. MSHH painted it, added the signature turtle “We s... »

Reminder: Edmonds-based MS Helping Hands looking for volunteers

MS Helping Hands, an Edmonds-based, all-volunteer organization that supports people with Mutiple Sclerosis, is looking for volunteers who would like to put their time and talents to work for a good cause. Several different types of positions are open for both male and female volunteers. MSHH operates the Donor Closet, located at 409 Howell Way in downtown Edmonds, which offers recycled mobility an... »

Thanks to Boeing Employees grant, MSHH Donor Closet gets new shelving

Thanks to a grant from the Boeing Company’s Employees Community Fund, the Edmonds-based MS Helping Hands Donor Closet now has new steel shelving for its durable medical equipment and mobility equipment and the shop tools used for repairs. The Donor Closet is a resource provided by MS Helping Hands, a non-profit organization that accepts and recycles equipment such as scooters, wheelchairs, w... »

Living with MS: Spouses of those with MS could use your support

Living with MS: Spouses of those with MS could use your support

By Bill Brayer Did you ever stop to think that people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) live with the disease 24/7? The side effects of the disease are progressive, so people with MS are continually finding new ways of doing things or need to have someone assist them.  The Well Spouse Association has a saying: “When one is sick, two need help.” Marriage brings two people together with one of the ... »

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