Low-Income Families Still Feeling the Ripple Effects of COVID-19

Nearly a year after the onset of the pandemic, the effects of COVID-19 are continuing to leave low-income families in difficult and vulnerable situations. The risk of a child experiencing hunger and homelessness has increased exponentially. Our team has seen a 30% increase in food assistance requests and rent assistance requests have tripled. We’ve also … Read Now

Bellevue Companies Join the Fight Against Poverty

During the complex challenges of 2020, joining forces with local corporations and harnessing our strengths for the greater good has proven successful in creating positive change.  Bellevue LifeSpring values our corporate partners who have shown up this year in support of Bellevue kids. COVID-19 has made this year incredibly difficult for Bellevue families in need. Partnerships with companies like Amazon, The Bellevue Collection, Microsoft, Safeway … Read Now

This Thanksgiving Season, We Are Grateful for You!

With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner, Bellevue LifeSpring would like to express our gratitude to our community. Your investments in local children have accomplished so much during a year that had the potential to devastate low-income families.  We could not do this vital work without…  the volunteers that donated and delivered food to the schools.   our community members … Read Now

You Help Us Fight Hunger Every Day!

Thousands of children here in Bellevue rely on their school for meals. This school year has been uniquely challenging for these children due to COVID-19. With remote learning underway, families dependent on free and reduced-price meals at school are left scrambling to provide food for their children. Accessing the proper nutrition their family needs is now an even greater … Read Now

Amazon Donation Supports ‘Right Now Needs’ of Students and Families

Nonprofits Bellevue LifeSpring and The Alliance for Education to receive more than $2.5 million from Amazon to help remove barriers to learning for students with greatest needs within Bellevue School District and Seattle Public Schools Donation launches first ever Right Now Needs Fund in Bellevue and expands Right Now Needs Fund in Seattle, which has … Read Now

Supporter Spotlight: Mike Griffith

Mike Griffith has lived and worked in Bellevue his entire life. He grew up attending our local schools, graduated from the University of Washington and started his career in Bellevue. Mike first became involved with Bellevue LifeSpring through making a donation to Thrift Culture and participating in our Holiday Adopt-A-Family™ program.   He is passionate about helping local families succeed and invests … Read Now

Bellevue LifeSpring Scholarship Recipients Pay It Forward!

The time of year has come again when Bellevue LifeSpring’s scholarship recipients are heading back to college or, in this fall’s case, transitioning to remote learning. This year, low-income students face many new complex challenges. They must quickly adapt to distance learning, whether they are prepared and ready for it or not. Some students will … Read Now

Youth Council and Boy Scouts Team Up to Donate Food

By: Guest Blogger and Boy Scout Troop 600 Leader, Cole Sevier  The Bellevue LifeSpring Youth Council has made it their mission this summer to fight hunger in Bellevue. From collecting food to collecting coins – they have been working hard to help support Bellevue children in need.   Recently, they teamed up with Boy Scout Troop 600 to collect and deliver nine pallets of … Read Now

2020 Trish Carpenter Volunteer of the Year: Sharon Northrup

Long time Bellevue LifeSpring circle member and dedicated volunteer, Sharon Northrup, was honored in June with the 2020 Trish Carpenter Volunteer of the Year award!   The Volunteer of the Year award is presented to a volunteer who has exhibited extraordinary support of Bellevue LifeSpring, often behind the scenes and without regard for acknowledgment. Sharon is also honored as a Bellevue LifeSpring Life Member, … Read Now

Bellevue LifeSpring Welcomes Two New Board Members

Bellevue LifeSpring is pleased to announce that Michelle Bomberger and Linh Ho are joining our Board of Directors for 2020-2021. As Bellevue LifeSpring continues to strengthen our role as community leaders in fighting poverty, we welcome both Michelle and Linh’s valuable perspectives. They bring with them a diverse set of leadership skills and a passion for creating a thriving … Read Now