Thank you for stepping up to the plate.
With your help, we raised
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 for Kids program provided 444 students with new school clothes and shoes, and our Holiday Adopt-A-Family program made 431 kids' Christmas wishes come true.
- During the 2012-2013 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.
Fa'izah enjoys teaching, mentoring, coaching and leading adults and youth; as well as developing results based programs that empower individuals to become greater leaders and advocates within their families and communities. She embraces the philosophy of teaching others to fish, that they may eat for a lifetime.
Fa'izah Bradford has a lifelong commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice for all. Her humble beginnings have allowed her to serve others with great sensitivity and compassion. Working in public education since 2004, she has expanded her reach to Kent, Highline, Tukwila, and Bellevue school districts.