Looking for a way to give back?
Although we can’t host volunteers in person due to the COVID-19 crisis, there are still ways that you can make a difference from a distance. Here are three things you can do to help us ensure 3,500 Bellevue children in need do not experience hunger and homelessness.
1. Share our story:
Create a Facebook fundraiser and rally your network to help support Bellevue children. Starting a fundraiser is easy – start here! All of the funds you raise will go directly to our COVID-19 emergency response fund.
Email and ask a friend to join you in supporting Bellevue kids.
Not sure what to say? Here is a sample email template for you to copy and paste:
Dear (insert name),
Please join me in supporting Bellevue LifeSpring’s emergency response fund so that no child in Bellevue experiences hunger or homelessness during this uncertain time. Bellevue LifeSpring is working directly with the Bellevue School District to feed children who rely on daily meal assistance. For many of these families, this is the primary nourishment their children receive every day. In addition to nutrition support, Bellevue LifeSpring is supporting families who were at risk of experiencing homelessness with rent support services.
Donations may be made online at www.BellevueLifeSpring.org/donate
Or by check to:
302 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004
Thank you for your consideration and may your loved ones stay healthy through this difficult time.
(Your name here)
2. Donate food directly to the Bellevue School District:
We are facilitating food donations for families in the Bellevue School District.
Please contact Brooke@BellevueLifeSpring.org to set up a delivery.
Most-needed items include:
- Beans, Dry and Canned (black beans preferred)
- Rice (individual bags are preferred vs. bulk)
- Mac & Cheese
- Canned Corn and Peas
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Pancake Mix
- Fresh fruit (apples, bananas and oranges)
- Fresh vegetables (carrots, celery, cucumbers, zucchini and spinach)
- Bar and Hand Soap
- Hand Sanitizer
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Feminine Pads
- Dish Soap
- Small Containers of Laundry Soap
3. Host a virtual dinner or happy hour:
Invite your friends and family to virtual dinner or happy hour and ask your guests to give what they would have spent on dinner or drinks to Bellevue kids in need. This is a great way to catch up with your loved ones while giving back to your neighbors in need.
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