Bellevue LifeSpring Welcomes New Board Chair and President

After over 10 years of commitment to and leadership of Bellevue LifeSpring, we would like to express our immense gratitude to our outgoing President and Chair of the Board, Joseph Brazen of Brazen Windermere.  Joseph first joined our Advisory Council in 2009 and then joined our Board of Directors in 2012 before graciously accepting the … Read Now

A Story of Your Support

Your contributions to Bellevue LifeSpring help us provide food, clothing, educational opportunities and emergency rent assistance to Bellevue kids living in poverty. Erica’s story is just one example of how you helped provide basic needs and a hopeful future throughout the school year. Erica’s Story My name is Erica and I’m about to finish eighth … Read Now

Bellevue’s Growing Need

As Bellevue continues to grow, there are individuals and families that get left behind as the cost of living rises. Today, more than 3,600 kids are living in poverty here in Bellevue and 300 are experiencing homelessness. Poverty in Bellevue shows up in different ways: As of December 2018, 26 out of 28 Bellevue schools … Read Now

Summer Break Shouldn’t Mean a Break from Nutrition

Summer break is starting on June 21st for students here in the Bellevue School District. For most kids summer means swim lessons, vacations and summer camp…but for kids living in poverty, summer means facing hunger. This is because when school ends, children no longer have access to the free meal programs at school that they … Read Now

Updates from Scholarship Recipients

One of the best parts of the Educational Grants program is witnessing the transformational journey students go through. In four years, they mature into self-sufficient adults who are focused on investing their success back into their communties. Some of our current recipients recently shared updates about their accomplishments and the ways they’re giving back.   … Read Now

Meet Our Volunteer of the Year

Sherry has been a member of Fairweather Circle since 2010. She’s a Bellevue LifeSpring regular, helping behind-the-scenes at the office and Thrift Culture, and out in the community at Holiday Adopt-A-Family distribution, major events and delivering snack packs to schools. At the 2019 Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon, We presented Sherry with the … Read Now

Five Must-Know Facts About Homelessness in Bellevue

In 2007, 58 students in the Bellevue School District qualified to receive homeless services. This number of kids rose to 228 by 2014. Today, 300 students are experiencing homelessness in our Bellevue community.  Bellevue children experience many forms of homelessness – living in a hotel or motel, staying in a shelter, doubled-up with another family … Read Now

The Difference a Month Can Make

At the end of last school year, nearly 300 students in the Bellevue School District were experiencing homelessness. That means nearly 300 students sleeping in cars or in shelters, living in garages or other spaces not meant for habitation, squeezing into tiny apartments shared by multiple families or spending their nights unsheltered and unsafe. This … Read Now

Three Cheers for Three Chairs!

Bellevue LifeSpring is thrilled to introduce our 2019 Step Up to the Plate Chairs, Jeri Boettcher, Marilyn Herzberg and Tracy Wort. All three are longtime supporters of Bellevue LifeSpring; Marilyn and Tracy serve on Bellevue LifeSpring’s Board of Directors and Jeri and Marilyn are members of the Hunts Point Membership Circle. This year marks Bellevue … Read Now