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Edmonds Rotary supports families in need at Trinity Place

Edmonds Rotary supports families in need at Trinity Place

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Zimmerman, Kelly win opening heats at Seafair; Villwock disqualified

Zimmerman, Kelly win opening heats at Seafair; Villwock disqualified

Jon Zimmerman in the Red Dot and J Michael Kelly with the Graham Truckng won the first two heats of this weekend’s Seafair race. Zimmerman led his heat from start to finish followed by the Fox Plumbing driven by Jeff Bernard. Bernard was in turn followed by Cal Phipps in the second Graham Trucking boat and Mike Webster in the Boitano Homes entry, with Greg Hopp in the Miss DiJulio coming in ... »

Holly House needs volunteers for Shoe Sorting Party on Saturday, July 26

Holly House needs volunteers for Shoe Sorting Party on Saturday, July 26

Holly House, a non-profit children’s holiday gift program, is in need of volunteers to sort, size and box 1,600 pairs of shoes. The Shoe Sorting Party will be from 1:30-5 p.m., Saturday, July 26 at Armadillo Storage (230031 Highway 99 in Edmonds). Check in at the office to get through the gate – the attendant will tell you where to go. For more information call 425-673-0526. Holly House provides g... »

Coin drive raises more than $21,000 for Clothes for Kids

Coin drive raises more than $21,000 for Clothes for Kids

Students, staff and parents at 18 local schools raised more than $21,777 for Lynnwood-based charity Clothes for Kids during the recently concluded Coins for Kids drive. The school included 17 from the Edmonds School District and one from the Everett School District. The Coins for Kids fundraiser — in which students donate spare change — has generated more than $275,000 for the Clothes ... »

Rotary Club of Lynnwood presents Youth Challenge Awards

Seventy-five youth from Snohomish County were recognized in the areas of community service, courage, creativity, leadership/inspiration and a group award by the Rotary Club of Lynnwood along with b2c Publishing and Awards of Praise. Ingrid Ricks, a New York Times bestselling author, gave an inspirational talk for the teens in attendance. The following were award winners: Group Award – Everett Maki... »

Seeking volunteers to help those with disabilities get mobility back

Seeking volunteers to help those with disabilities get mobility back

We received the following information from MS Helping Hands, which operates the Donor Closet in downtown Edmonds: There are any people who are doubly disabled because they don’t have the resources for the medical and mobility equipment they desperately need to go on with their lives. They are loved ones, spouses, children, parents, brothers or sisters and lifelong friends who don’t have the insura... »

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. “... »

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