Our office is closed and we are working remotely. We are still here for you! If you are a family seeking assistance, please email  help@bellevuelifespring.org. For all other inquiries, please email  info@bellevuelifespring.org. We will respond within 24 hours.

Stay informed on our COVID-19 emergency response here.

Nuestra oficina está cerrado al público y nuestro personal está trabajando remotamente. ¡Aún estamos disponibles para asistirles! Si su familia solicita asistencia, por favor envié un correo electrónico a  help@bellevuelifespring.org. Para otras preguntas generales, por favor envié correo electrónica al  info@bellevuelifespring.org. Responderemos dentro de 24 horas.

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Bellevue LifeSpring Membership Circles

Bring a social aspect to your philanthropy and consider joining one of Bellevue LifeSpring’s membership circles. Membership circles are usually organized within neighborhoods or shared communities. Most meet once a month to discuss business, share program developments or support fundraising events.

As a circle member, you can directly participate in our mission. Involvement in a circle, through volunteer time or financial contribution, varies from person to person and year to year. We welcome your participation at the commitment level of your choice.

Current Bellevue LifeSpring circle groups are:

Circle Chairs: Judy Dugger
Membership: Women spanning multiple generations.
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the home of a member.
Support of Bellevue LifeSpring: Participation in Bellevue LifeSpring programs and events includes Adopt-A-Family, the Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon, Breaktime-Mealtime and Uncork the Night. Circle fundraisers include Christmas cocktail party and summer BBQs.
Circle Chair: Ann Bowen, Candy Turi
Membership: Women spanning multiple generations.
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. at the home of a member.
Support of Bellevue LifeSpring: Participation in Bellevue LifeSpring programs and events includes Thrift Culture and other volunteer opportunities. Circle fundraisers are held twice a year at a member’s home.
Circle Chairs: Karin Dashen, Sherry Frost
Membership: Women spanning multiple generations.
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the month at the home of a circle member including an occasional “Dine Around” no-host lunch at a local restaurant following the morning meeting.
Support of Bellevue LifeSpring: Participation in Bellevue LifeSpring programs and events includes volunteer opportunities with a focus on Thrift Culture and book drives for the Holiday Adopt-A-Family distribution.
Circle Chairs: Susan Guthrie, Molly McConkey
Membership: Women ages 30 to 90. Hunts Point Circle does require residency in Hunts Point to join the circle.
Meetings: First or second Wednesday of the month at the home of a member.
Support of Bellevue LifeSpring: Participation in Bellevue LifeSpring programs and events includes the Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon and Uncork the Night. Circle fundraisers include the Fall Cocktail Party and June Luncheon, both held in members’ homes.
Circle Chairs: Rima Abifakar-Fotoohi
Membership: Women from Bellevue and beyond.
Meetings: 1st Thursday of the month at the home of a member, September through May.
Support of Bellevue LifeSpring: We are a committed group, all of us volunteering time at Bellevue LifeSpring fundraising events and staffing Thrift Culture on the second Thursday of every month. We host a Trivia Night fundraiser on the first Friday in June every year.
Circle Chairs: Joan Marshall, Sharon Northrup
Membership: Timeless women ages 40-80.
Meetings: First Wednesday of the month, September through June.
Support of Bellevue LifeSpring: Participation in Bellevue LifeSpring programs and events like the wine gala and the luncheon, adopting a family for the holidays, support a giving tree at Yarrow Point Town Hall and Thrift Culture volunteering. Circle fundraisers are Yarrowfest party for Yarrow Point residents (primarily to raise awareness of Bellevue Lifespring’s mission and collect any financial donations) and working with Yarrow Point Town Hall for a Community Day to help the Yarrow Point residents recycle their resalable items for Thrift Culture.

Circle Chairs: Balwinder Kaur, Karen Lawler, Madonna Messina

Membership: Compassionate women from Seattle’s Eastside, driven to enrich and make a positive impact in the lives of Bellevue kids and families in need. We are current and retired business professionals and owners, stay at home moms, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Collectively we are devoted to sustained volunteer service and committed to sharing our passion, time and heart to provide much-needed assistance in our community, while supporting the Bellevue LifeSpring mission. And we have a great time together during the process!

Meetings: Meetings are held at members’ private residences, as well as local businesses, on the second Tuesday of each month from September through June. We do not meet in July, August and December. To accommodate schedules and lifestyles, meeting times rotate monthly between 12:00pm and 4:30pm.

Support of Bellevue LifeSpring: One Circle members initiate, plan and host fun and informative events to support our Bellevue families, focusing on the growing population and needs of kids that are homeless. These events raise both awareness and funds to support the efforts of Bellevue LifeSpring. Past One Circle events include food and wine festivities, jewelry parties, and health and wellness symposiums. We have adopted families during the holidays, served amazing paella to a full house, commandeered food and clothing drives, and looked into the future during a psychic night, all for the benefit of the children. Our first annual One Heart One Community event, held in February 2020, was a high-energy evening filled with food, fun, dancing and prize winning, that raised a whopping $30,000 for the Bellevue LifeSpring organization. Together we make it happen and together we make a difference, because no child should ever be hungry or homeless.
 

Membership Circles FAQ

Membership contributions begin at an annual contribution of $50 or 25 volunteer hours. Dues are collected by the end of September for the current fiscal year.
Some circles have annual circle dues over and above membership contributions to the organization.
No, a membership is good for one year – July 1 through June 30. Membership dues are paid in September.
As a member of Bellevue LifeSpring, you are part of a large network of friends that truly make a difference in the everyday lives of thousands of your neighbors. It’s a public statement that you stand for a stronger community and that you take action to back up your values by supporting an organization of like-minded neighbors to make an impact locally.
Your involvement level is up to you. As a member, you are invited to attend monthly circle group meetings, join committees, support fundraising program activities, volunteer in Thrift Culture, take leadership roles and more. Some members simply pay dues annually to continue their support of our organization.
A life member is a member of a Bellevue LifeSpring circle that has been involved with the organization for 25 years or more. Because of their significant commitment, they are exempt from annual membership dues and volunteer hours.

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