This Mother’s Day, give a truly meaningful gift to the women in your life — the gift of knowing that they are making a difference in the lives of children and families in need right here in Bellevue.
One of a parents’ greatest gifts to their children is the ability to nurture and care for them in a safe and loving environment. Unfortunately, there are parents struggling every day to provide basic needs for their children that most of us take for granted.
Half of the families Bellevue LifeSpring supports are single-parent households. The majority of these parents are single moms. Right here in Bellevue, there are mothers working multiple jobs to pay rent and make ends meet. There are families who are one unexpected crisis away from experiencing hunger or homelessness. There are parents who are seeking a brighter future for their families — one that is filled with hope.
Bellevue LifeSpring’s goal is to foster stability and self-sufficiency for Bellevue’s children and their families through programs that provide food, clothing, education, and emergency assistance.
Whether you make a gift in honor of the mothers in your life or a gift in their memory, your donation will help ensure thousands of local children from low-income households have the support they need.
Your Gift Will Support Mothers Like Tess
Tess’s story is similar to many single parents in need here in Bellevue. By the time Tess and her two daughters connected to Bellevue LifeSpring, they had already been struggling for a few months. Tess’s unemployment benefits had run out, and she was relying on food stamps as her only means of feeding her daughters. After finding herself in a position where she could not catch up on rent, the family became immediately at risk of being evicted from their apartment in Bellevue.
Tess reached out to the Family Connection Center staff member at her daughter’s school, who referred her to Bellevue LifeSpring. Thanks to the support of our community, we were able to cover their back rent and their current month’s rent — helping the family avoid eviction. This support has lightened their burden and gives Tess and her girls the stability needed while Tess continues to seek out employment.
“We are beyond thankful for this much-needed assistance,” shared Tess. “God bless your heart and all the families that make this possible.”
Help Build Pathways to Success
A gift made in honor of the mothers in your life will help ensure Bellevue families in need have the support to get back on their feet and ultimately will help break the cycle of poverty where children from low-income households often get stuck.
Help us build pathways to success for ALL Bellevue students:
- A gift of $50 provides 20 meals.
- A gift of $100 provides 40 meals.
- A gift of $300 provides 120 meals.
- A gift of $1,000 provides 400 meals. Gifts of $1,000 will allow your mom to be recognized as a Champion for Children at this year’s Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon!
If requested, we’ll email a printable pdf version of this Mother’s Day card to you and/or the mom in your life to acknowledge your generous gift. Please note your message on the donation form.