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.

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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Updates on Coronavirus Emergency Response

How can you help? Please make a contribution here or by calling 425-451-1175 to immediately support our efforts. 

 

Check our dashboard for projections on the funding necessary to address the need.

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Bellevue LifeSpring Provides Food Vouchers to Cover Families’ Nutritional Needs for the Entire Month of April

Our board has expedited approval to provide additional food vouchers to Bellevue students and their families so that they have their nutritional needs covered through the entire month of April. The vouchers, now totaling $300,000 in value, will be mailed directly to the families due to the current stay home order. The level of fear and uncertainty in our program participant’s lives is escalating. These food vouchers enable families to find comfort in knowing they will not have to face hunger during this uncertain time. 

 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Volunteers Packed and Delivered Pantry Items to Bellevue School District Distribution Sites

Last week, two volunteers packed up all of the items in our basic needs pantry and three additional volunteers delivered the items to the three schools that are food distribution sites. Shout out to these amazing volunteers for showing up with big smiles and even bigger hearts!

 

  

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Bellevue LifeSpring Provides Additional Food Vouchers to Bellevue Families

Bellevue LifeSpring is providing 2,300 additional Safeway food vouchers, so that Bellevue children and their family grocery needs are now covered for the next four weeks. These vouchers will be distributed to families through the Bellevue School District. 
 
We recently heard from the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club, who was a recipient of our breakfast delivery this past Monday. They reached out and shared just how important those meals were for the families at the club. 
 
“I am writing to say thank you so much for the food delivery on Monday. It was truly a blessing since the district was unable to get it to us by then. Your volunteer was here bright and early and so happy to help. Now that the restaurants are closed, we have so many families out of work,” a Boys and Girls Club staff member shared. She also shared that many of the families were in need of groceries, toiletries and gas. Within hours, we were able to provide her with grocery store gift cards to distribute. 
 
Thank you again to our incredible supporters and community partners who are ensuring Bellevue kids have access to nutrition during this crisis!

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

We are closing our offices, but we are still here for you! 

Our office and Thrift Culture are now 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.

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.

 

Monday, March 16, 2020 

Bellevue LifeSpring Delivers Breakfast for 750 Children 

The Bellevue School District requested emergency support from Bellevue LifeSpring to provide breakfast for 750 students. This morning, an incredible group of volunteers helped us make this delivery! Thank you to our volunteers and Safeway for helping us make this support for Bellevue kids possible. 

 

      

 

Friday, March 13, 2020 

Our Emergency Response to Support Children

Dear Bellevue LifeSpring Supporters,

The unprecedented and ever-changing coronavirus situation has already been devastating for low-income families in our community. We are working with the Bellevue School District to support these families and address any emerging needs. I want to thank those of you who have already contributed or reached out to ask what is needed.

How can you help? Please make a contribution on our website or by calling 425-451-1175 to immediately support our efforts.

  • Yesterday, our board approved an emergency order to purchase $115,000 in Safeway food vouchers. The vouchers will be distributed to families starting on Monday. This is intended to fill the gap for families who cannot access the Bellevue School District’s food distribution sites.
  • We were notified of an emergency need for Monday morning breakfast. We have committed to providing food for 750 students.
  • Beginning in April, I estimate a 25-50% increase in emergency rent assistance from parents who are having their work hours cut or eliminated. This rough estimate represents an increased cost of $26,500-$53,000. Families could be negatively impacted for several months.

Being flexible and responsive has always been a part of Bellevue LifeSpring’s DNA. Now, we have the opportunity to show these traits in an emergency unlike we’ve ever experienced before. We can’t do it without you. Your partnership is needed to ensure we reach and support every family in need during this challenging time.

With gratitude,

 

 

Jennifer Fischer, Executive Director
Bellevue LifeSpring