Here are five ways you can make a difference this weekend:
1. Feed the Hungry
Hosted by Northwest Harvest
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.
2. Celebrate Arbor Day
Hosted by City of Bothell Parks & Recreation
April 28th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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
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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