A Break from Nutrition

Ava is seven years old. She likes to draw and read with her two older brothers. Her parents work hard to provide for their family but their paychecks are barely making ends meet. During winter break, expenses really pile up – heat for their apartment, a babysitter during work hours, a few small holiday gifts. … Read Now

Nicole’s Giving Story

Guest Blog Post by Nicole Griswold “Uh oh,” I answered dramatically. Lance looked over at me and dropped another ball to see if I would respond once more. It was an early December morning in 2013, with Christmas just around the corner. I had been caring for him for nearly a year, and he was … Read Now

A Special Season: The Impact of Holiday Adopt-A-Family

“Holiday Adopt-A-Family is something I look forward to every year. Shopping for a family that would otherwise go without, seeing the expressions on the faces of the families when they come to pick up their gifts – both make the season a special one each year.” – Joan, Holiday Adopt-A-Family Sponsor The Strain of the … Read Now

What Does $2,000 Mean to You?

Bellevue LifeSpring has been providing scholarships for higher education for more than 60 years. The first scholarships, awarded in 1955, were $500 each. The expense of higher education has grown over the years but luckily, so has the Bellevue community’s support of this program. Today, Bellevue LifeSpring scholarships start at $2,000 and are renewable for … Read Now

When I Grow Up…

What did you want to be when you grew up? A firefighter, a teacher, an astronaut, a novelist? One of the most inspiring parts of being a student is envisioning any future you want, knowing you can follow your dreams to achieve a multitude of possible careers. However, for 18% of Bellevue students living in … Read Now

Back to School with Bellevue LifeSpring

Kids in Bellevue are headed back to school! That includes the 18% of students living in poverty in the school district. As students head back to class, they may not know that one in five of their classmates is living in poverty and at risk of hunger each day. These students often struggle to succeed … Read Now

Summer Signups: A Look at the Year Ahead

Summers at Bellevue LifeSpring are a busy time. Families in need are looking ahead to the coming school year and holiday season when their tight budgets will be stretched for new jackets and backpacks, holiday meals and gifts under the tree. During the summer, these families meet with Bellevue LifeSpring staff to sign up for … Read Now

Your Support + His Drive = A Brighter Future

Throughout high school, Josh worked hard. He took AP classes and devoted his time to earning good grades so he could achieve his dreams of working in the medical field. “I broke my arm in the third grade,” Josh recalled. Seeing how the doctors worked to heal his arm inspired him. “Saving lives and finding … Read Now

Your support of Bellevue LifeSpring's eviction prevention program kept Lwin's family safe, stable and sheltered through crisis.

A Place to Call Home

A Growing Need “For us in Bellevue, students experiencing homelessness is a growing population. Last year, we ended the school year with 257 students who were homeless and this year we’re on track to hit about 300. We’ve seen that number increase by about 20% every year over the last decade.” – Melissa Slater, McKinney-Vento … Read Now

Next Stop…College!

One year ago, high school senior Fatma walked into a room where seven individuals were waiting to interview her. “I was so excited and really nervous…but as the interview process kept going, I could feel that they were really connecting and resonating with me and that made me a lot more comfortable and confident to … Read Now