Give Back: Eastside Charity Events
Join your neighbors and friends to help fill the Eastside’s local foodbank shelves during the month of October, and feed your neighbors in need. The community food drive runs through Oct. 23 with donation sites throughout East King County. The food collected will be donated to local organizations including Hopelink, Renewal Foodbank, Emergency Feeding Program, Mercer Island Foodbank and Issaquah Foodbank.
Needed items include: Peanut Butter; Canned corn, peas green beans and diced tomatoes; canned peaches; canned beef stew; canned pork & beans; Macaroni & Cheese; Jars of baby food; canned soup; canned tuna and 1 qt envelopes of powered milk.
Donation Sites in Bellevue:
Bellevue Aquatic Center, 301 143rd Ave NE
Bellevue Botanical Gardens, 12001 Main St.
Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue Golf Course, 5500 140th Ave NE
North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave NE
During the craziness of the holiday season, it is easy to overlook those in the community who don’t have the luxury of indulging in the annual traditions. Help out a local family this month by creating a Halloween Basket that includes a pumpkin, carving kit and candy. The small gesture will add joy to some little tikes during these tough times. Bring the basket to the YWCA East Cherry site (2820 E. Cherry St. Seattle, WA 98122) on Monday, Oct. 25. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call 206. 568.7845.
Learn about more ways to give back by visiting the YWCA website at www.ywcaworks.org.
Join the Bellevue and Eastside community on Sunday, October 5 for the 9th Anniversary of the Making Strides 5K walk in Downtown Bellevue Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk officially starts at 9 a.m. Wear your pink and show your support for the American Cancer Society and the work they are doing to help find a cure for Breast Cancer. Funding from the Making Strides walk goes towards helping women get access to mammograms, funds groundbreaking research to find cures and keeps the phone lines open every minute of every day and night for questions that need answers.
To learn more or to sign up for the upcoming Bellevue Making Strides 5K, visit www.cancer.org/stridesonline.