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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Updates on Coronavirus Emergency Response

How can you help? Please make a contribution here to immediately support our efforts. 

 

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

 

 

 

The unprecedented and ever-changing coronavirus situation has been devastating for low-income families in our community. We are working with the Bellevue School District to support these families so that no child in Bellevue has to experience hunger or homelessness as a result of COVID-19.

Nutritional Assistance

With schools closed, families who rely on free and reduced-price meals at school are left scrambling to provide nutrition for their children. There are families that are not able to make it to the school district’s food distribution sites during the limited distribution times due to transportation barriers, scheduling difficulties and self-quarantining.

To fill this gap, Bellevue LifeSpring implemented an emergency extension of our Breaktime-Mealtime program. We are providing Safeway food vouchers to 2,369 children and their families at the cost of approximately $50,000 per week during this emergency. Since mid-March, we have already invested more than $750,000 in food vouchers.

Emergency Rent Assistance

Our board has voted to waive the requirement of a 14-day eviction notice so that we can assist families who are at risk of becoming homeless. We have increased our monthly rent support from $10,000 per month to $50,000 per month. With the effects of an economic downturn looming, we anticipate the total need for emergency rent support through August to be $250,000.

See What the School District Is Saying About Our Services:

“Thank you, SO MUCH, for making the vouchers happen in such short order. Many went in the mail today and the families that need them most will get them soon. Thank you for working so hard on behalf of our most vulnerable students and their families.” – Melissa Slater, Equity Project Leader and National Board Program Coordinator for the Bellevue School District

“We rely on Bellevue LifeSpring to be the first line of defense for families in crises. In addition to their ambitious goal of closing the graduation gap for students experiencing poverty, Bellevue LifeSpring has always been flexible and responsive to emerging needs. It is important to support Bellevue LifeSpring to make the success of all Bellevue students a reality.” – Dr. Ivan Duran, Bellevue School District Superintendent

Thank You for Your Leadership

We would like to acknowledge the following foundations, companies and individuals who have generously invested in the wellbeing of Bellevue kids during this uncertain time. We deeply appreciate it as we respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Your dollars will go immediately toward nutritional support and eviction prevention for families living in poverty. 

 

$50,000+ Investors

Amazon
The Bellevue Collection
Beth McCaw and Yahn Bernier
Craig Chapman and Matt Bishop
The Ellison Foundation
The One Circle
The Safeway/Albertsons Foundation
Jan and Jim Sinegal

 

$20,000+ Investors

Anonymous
Anonymous
Apex Foundation
The Bellevue Collection
Bellevue Schools Foundation
Katie and Brian Boland
Fairweather Circle
Amber and Alan Farnsworth
Susanne and Scott Guthrie
Hunts Point Circle
Anu and Naveen Jain
Jolene McCaw Family Foundation
Keri Ellison and Robert MacAulay
Microsoft
The Nakajima Family
Seattle Foundation 
Symetra
Windermere Foundation 

 

$10,000+ Investors

Anonymous
Anonymous
Mike Griffith
Rainier Athletes
Tableau Foundation
Ellen and John Tobin

 

$5,000+ Investors

Anonymous One Circle Member
Julie Cheng Bui and Tom Bui
Trish and Collin Carpenter 
Fairweather Circle 
Cary and Quynh Falk
Marilyn and Richard Herzberg
Kandace Holley
Karen and Chuck Lytle
Annemarie and Kevin Marcus
Veronica and Dave Mayo
Madonna Messina
Julia and Benson Porter
Suzanne and Mike Sievert
Sweeney Conrad
Tracey and Brian Webster
Wells Fargo Foundation
Anita and Dick Wyman

 

$1,000+ Investors

Doug Anderson
Ardmore Elementary PTSA
Gail and Bob Auslander 
Chris Baldwin
Jessica Rossman and Peter Berger
Bloch Family Foundation
Stephanie and Peter Boden
Jeri and William Boettcher
Kerou Chang
Karin and Alan Dashen
Yenii Dex
DiCerchio Family
Lori Dickerson
Mary and Bruce Dodds
Grace Drone
Nancy Ellison
Enatai Circle
Kevin Fitzwilson
Mikhail Gordin
Deb and Len Giannola
Jeanne Eagleson and John Gray
Mary and Don Hale
Bridget and Bruce Horne
Tracey and Kevin Hughes
Julie Key
Daniel Levine
Stacy Bouska Levine
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Ruth and Gunnar Lie 
Chelsea and Andrew Lientz
Megan Smith and Larry Lirtsman
Make A Change Foundation
Marrs Giving Account
Molly and Fred McConkey
Diane and Kirby McDonald
Shirley and Joseph McEvoy
Anna Mikelsen Mills
Debbie and Charlie Nordstrom
Margie and Gregg Ose
Frederick Paup
Pete Paup
Pat and Paul Patt
Sue and Marty Peterson
Julia and Benson Porter
Stephen and Laurel Preston
Puget Sound Energy Foundation
Vishwac Sena Kannan and Roopa Ramnath
Michael Redmond
Michelle and Todd Reeves
John Schiller
Paulene Schock
Theresa and Richard Shrewsbury
Vandana Slatter
Russ Stromberg
Judy Suor
Maggie and Scott Vergien
Ellen Mckee Wilwerding and Craig Wilwerding
Jennifer Woodbery
Korynne and Jeff Wright

 

Up to $1,000 Investors

Kate Elliott Ahrens 
Anita and Sanket Akerkar
Alicia and Karim Alibhai
Jean and Russell Amick
Inessa and Eric Anderson
Julia Anderson
Ann Wu Liao Foundation
Larry Applegate 
Radhika Arun
Christine Ashe
Schanon and Tony Ataee
Deborah Baker
Shandell and Marshall Baker
Sunni and Patrick Bannon
Leonardo Barros Barreto
Angela Bauer
Elise Berberoglu
Valerie and Iskender Berberoglu
Putter and Paul Bert
Elisabeth and D.Wm Best
Cheryl Bettencourt
Debra Bissen
Liz and Brett Blasingame
Cathy Blumenthal
Carol and Tom Bohman
Cheri Bortleson
Aaron Bosley
Debbie Brandt
Dana and John Brekke
Christie Brown
Pamela Brown
Carrie Adams Browne 
Mary Jo Starck Bruckner
Sue Burke
Kathy and Russ Caldwell 
Fernando Campos
Sue Chana
Mario Chenier
Sheau Ping Ching
Michelle Christensen
Arty Christianto
Don Bilbrey and Glen Clausing 
Kristina and Robert Clawson
Patty and John Clearman
Clemmie Evans Circle
Carla Clise
Sarah Clise
Megan Clyne
Sandy and Jim Clyne
Lola Cohen
Bonnie and Rick Collette
Kathleen and Mike Collum
Ian Colville
Phil Corneil
Judy Courshon
Cowden-Andersen Family Giving Fund
Tim Cowin
Eric Dashen
Eric Dawson
Amy and Scott Day
Michelle Day
Amy and Scott Day
Stephanie December
Stephanie Delano
Aditi Desai
Judy and Robert Dugger
Karen Dunlop
Randall Eng
Elisabeth Kirschner and Paul England
Julia Fagan
Donna Ferguson
Joan and Geoff Ferguson 
Gillian and Vincent Fernandes
Chris Fogg
Tere Foster
Dana Frank 
Lisa Gaudy-Olson
Kelly Ginn
Molly Goudy
Yan Guo
Jean and Russ Haehl 
Linda Hoyt and Charlie Hafenbrack
Piper and John Hanson
Teri Harmeyer
Cynthia Harper
Anita Fletcher-Harris and Jeffrey Harris
Lisa Hayward-England
Prashant Hedge
Michele Heffron 
Jill and Michael Heijer
Jessica Heringer
Judith Hess 
Liz Holland 
Marcia Holland
Angie and Chad Holmes
Krista and Kevin Hughes
Nellie Hughes
Carolyn and Keith Jackson
Paisley James 
Monwhea Jeng
Dina Johnson
Kristin and Wesley Jones
Zhenming Jlang
Dana and David Kaefer
Gail and Steve Kaneko 
Rashmi Karineje
Judy and Dave Katri 
Harry Katz
Dori and Brett Kelleran
Kemper Freeman Circle
Debbie Killinger
Nancy Kloster
Diane Knoll
Dan Kronmal
Tracey and John Kruger
Karin and Michael Kuntz
Susana Kurian
Evonne Lai
Mary and Don Lewison
Cindy Greenbaum Lindner
Neverlyn Lingerfelt
Traci Lobo
Wendy Lynne
Marilyn and Gary Macker
I-Chin Maeda
Rose Magee 
Ana Mahler
Rose Marie
Judith Matthew
Joann Matthewson
Andrea and Dan Merlino
Mark Mikoleit
Anastasia Miles
Kimberly and Matt Millen
Christine Millman 
Wang Minmin
Marcie and Mike Moore
Carrie and Dave Montague
Shari Kauls and Susan Mulaney
Michael Nelson
Amy and Bruce Niermeyer
Marilyn Noe
Glyn and Jim Nordstrom
Kevin Norris
Lauren and Price Oden
Bethany Osborne
James, Katie and Craig Owens
Elaine and Tony Pagones
Andrew Pardoe
Cynthia Parsons
Louise Pathe
Lin and Bob Peggs
Joan Phillips
Brenda Pick
Judith Cushman Quick and Bob Quick
Jacqueline Ramsay
Neetha Rao
Susan and Mike Redmond
Don Renalds
Beverley Robinson
Lynne Robinson
Lindsay Rucker and Shea Robinson
Virginia Rohde
Nadine Salem 
Janet and Mark Sandvik
Cari and Layne Sapp 
Chola Saraiya
Lyamen Savy
Ruth Scharetg
Kay and Marc Scharr
Ann and Robert Schofield
Carolyn Schutzler
Lisa Seigle 
Joan Marshall and Mike Sekins
Teri and Alex Shikhanov
Yulia Shtutina
Marcia Joslyn and Peter Sill
Kelly and Barney Silver
Balwinder Kaur and Jujhar Singh
Holly Smirl
Dean Smith
Janet and Robert Spangler
Dana Stoneman
Joan Strecker
Amanda Strombom
Kari Stull
Anita Sujarit
Heather Sullivan 
Andrew Telesca
Pham Phu Thin
Susan Thomas
Rachel Ting
Cody Touchette
Marta Trilles
Candace and Craig Turi
Diana Unay
Nancy and Andrew Valaas
Mandira Virmani
Susan Vowinkel
Stacey Waddell
Gigi Wallace 
Leigh Wang
Rolland Waters
Louise Wilkinson
Crystal Wilson
Arlene Wright
Kelly and Jeff Wright
Sally and Dave Wright
Daisy Xiong
Yarrow Point Circle
Richard Yeh
Scott Yost
Weiyu Zhu
Sandy Zook