What is a Table Captain?

Puget Sound Bank table at Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon

With Bellevue LifeSpring’s annual Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon just around the corner, we’ve been receiving this question: “So, what exactly is a table captain?” For us, table captains are the people, the stories and the hearts behind our organization, stepping up on behalf of Bellevue’s children and inspiring others to do the … Read Now

A Home for the Holidays

Facing Homelessness Low-income families Bellevue LifeSpring helped last year reported spending more than half their monthly income on rent. Many live squeezed together in cramped quarters or rent rooms in shared apartments to make ends meet. Rising housing costs put low-income families at risk of ending up on the streets. “Transitioning out of homelessness is … 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’s New with Uncork the Night?

Uncork the Night 2018 Co-Chairs

Pictured above, left to right: Beth McCaw, Beth Halvorsen and Julie Cheng Bui take on the roles of event co-chairs for Uncork the Night 2018. Photo by Cecile Miller Photography.  If you’ve been to Uncork the Night, you already know it’s a fantastic, fun-filled evening jam-packed with friends, food and fine wine. There are tastings, … Read Now

Parenting the Second Time Around

Daryl and Kate are good grandparents. They spend time with their grandkids, make sure they have access to the resources they need and ensure that they do well in school. They’re also not your typical grandparents. Instead of spoiling the grandkids and then returning them to their parents, they’ve got full-time custody. It started with … Read Now

Creating Transformational Change: Stories from Bellevue LifeSpring’s Luncheons

Over 3,600 kids in Bellevue live in poverty. In the Bellevue School District, 18% of students are at risk of hunger. Approximately 200 children are homeless. The stories behind these shocking numbers are what bring them to life. Stories of families facing unimaginable loss, building new lives and overcoming the cycle of poverty. Bellevue LifeSpring’s … Read Now

20 Years of Breaktime-Mealtime™: What’s Next?

“You might think feeding a child during a school break is not a big deal…but for someone on food stamps it’s just enough of an extra expense to impact other areas of life, and once again start the spiral downward. It is the cracks which create the gaps…which become the tipping point that can be … Read Now

Six Ways You Help Bellevue LifeSpring Stand Out

We’re fortunate to live in a community where there are many resources for families struggling to make ends meet. While Bellevue LifeSpring isn’t the only organization serving Bellevue’s 3,600+ children living in poverty, we are unique in several ways. In this season of spring luncheons, learn how you help Bellevue LifeSpring stand out from the … Read Now

Rounding Up for Education – Small Change, Big Impact

Round up for education and your small change can make a big impact.

“Would you like to round up for education?” Answering yes to this simple question won’t make a big impact on your wallet but it will make a big impact for kids right here in your community. You might pay a few more cents for your great thrift shop find at Thrift Culture. But that extra … Read Now