Thursday, March 27, 2014
Thanks to you, we exceeded our goal and raised
including $50,000 for education!
Thank you to our sponsors, speakers, champion donors,
table captains, guests and volunteers!
If you missed the luncheon, check out a recap of the event from
Patti Payne, Puget Sound Business Journal columnist.
How Your Support Helps
Most people don't realize that many children in the Bellevue School District live at or below the poverty level. This year, 21 percent of students in the Bellevue Public Schools qualified for the federal free and reduced-price lunch program. That's almost 4,000 kids. The Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon raises funds that provide assistance to youth and their families in Bellevue.
- Since 2000, we have provided over a million dollars in emergency and family assistance to prevent eviction and utility disconnection and to provide food, clothing, prescription medication and daycare to those in need.
- Our Clothes-4-Kids™ program provided 444 students with new school clothes and shoes and our Holiday Adopt-A-Family™ program gave over 450 kids food and gifts so that they could enjoy the spirit of the holidays.
- During the 2013-2014 school year, the Breaktime-Mealtime™ program will provide over 80,000 meals to kids during school breaks to replace meals they would receive at school.