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5 fun ways to get out of the house this weekend AND make a difference

There are so many ways you can make a difference, here are just five that caught our eye.
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Northwest Harvest's Sandwich Brigade

Here are five ways you can make a difference this weekend:

1. Feed the Hungry

Hosted by Northwest Harvest

On-going Opportunity

711 Cherry St.

Seattle, WA 98104

Northwest Harvest is a hunger-response network, providing more than 2 million meals every month across 375 food banks, meal programs, and in-need high schools. They have the greatest need during their 11:45 a.m. shift on Fridays, but you can make an impact by helping during any of their open shifts. Spend 3 hours sorting, re-packaging, and distributing food to Northwest Harvest clients.

Are you looking for a way to make a difference this weekend? Why not head to one of these great events? @NWHarvest is always looking for help!https://t.co/bY9PlJxTio

Thx to @hailey_hackett for putting together this list! pic.twitter.com/WkweyqtapN

— Michelle Li: Kween of the 5 Hive 🐝📺 (@MichelleLiTV) April 26, 2018

2. Celebrate Arbor Day

Hosted by City of Bothell Parks & Recreation

April 28th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Pioneer Cemetery

108th Ave NE & Valley View Rd.

Bothell, WA 98011

The City of Bothell Parks & Recreation is celebrating Arbor Day by planting trees, and they need your help! Come make Bothell more green between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. All ages are welcome, so bring the whole family. Groups of 10 or more should call (425) 806-6760 so the team can provide enough refreshments. If you have any questions email them.

3. Get Your Hands Dirty Restoring Redmond’s Forests

Hosted by Forterra

April 29th, 2018

185th Ave NE and NE 25th Way

Redmond, WA 98052

As part of a new Neighborhood Steward Program, King Conservation, Forterra, and City of Redmond are partnering to maintain natural areas close to residential areas. Help remove invasive weeds to restore the health of Redmond’s forests from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meet the team at the corner of 184th Ave NE and NE 105th Ct. to sign in and get your tools. Make sure to wear long pants, closed toe shoes, and sunscreen! If you’re interested email Nicole Marcotte or call (206) 905-6924.

4. Spend the Evening with the Chicken Soup Brigade

Hosted by Lifelong

April 29th, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Chicken Soup Brigade

210 South Lucile Street

Seattle, WA 98101

Lifelong’s food program, Chicken Soup Brigade, packs and delivers medically appropriate meals to individuals with chronic illnesses. Most of Chicken Soup’s clients are below the poverty line and all of them need help managing their unique nutritional needs. Pack and organize meals from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. so that those with chronic health issues can get the food that they need most. For more information and to sign up, click here.

5. Run, Walk, or Volunteer to Raise Awareness for Autism

Hosted by Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club

April 29th, 2018 (time varies)

Downtown Bellevue Park

Bellevue, WA

Register to run, walk, or assist as a course volunteer for All in For Autism 2018. The event aims to raise awareness for autism and related disorders as well as raise money to support families affected. It takes over 300 volunteers to put on an event like this, and you can help with their efforts. The event starts at 8 a.m., but course volunteers are asked to come at 6:15 a.m. to set up the course. For more information and to register, click here.

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