Lasting Change Blog

November 2, 2016

Each winter, Wellspring relies on the support of hundreds of donors and friends to stock the shelves of the Baby Boutique and the Toy Room with new unwrapped toys and essential items like seasonally appropriate outerwear, clothing, shoes, educational toys, baby gear, and supplies.  

 

You can get involved by:

•    Hosting a donation drive

•    Trying our new online fundraising tools to inspire a community of giving!

•    Making a financial contribution

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November 2, 2016

Alex was at his lowest three years ago as he was booked into the King County Jail on domestic violence charges. After nine years, all the pain and trauma of his emotionally and psychologically abusive behavior had come to a head. He went to the apartment of his girlfriend, the mother of his two children, thinking he could convince her to return to him through manipulation or threats of self-harm and physical violence against her. She called the police. Alex ran, but then he stopped, aware this wasn’t the life he wanted for himself or his family. Things were broken and he didn’t know how to fix them. He came back and turned himself in to the police.

 

Alex credits his personal growth to Wellspring’s Domestic Violence Intervention Program. Through self-reflection and the group accountability and support of the program,...

November 2, 2016

Dear Friends:

 

As the changing seasons bring many of us together with our friends and families, sharing the abundance of our lives, I find myself drawn to reflect on what I am most grateful for.  My list of things that I am grateful for is a long one, but I’d love to share with you these ten things I find myself reflecting on this season:

 

  1. My family and friends and the love, care, and support that surrounds me from them.​
  2. That I get to go to work every day doing work I am passionate about.  And I get paid!!
  3. The leadership and commitment of our 28-member Board. Community stewards who bring their time, talent, treasure, and strategic thinking to our organization, helping to direct our future and ensuring that we utilize our resources in the...
October 24, 2016

Using Creative Giving Techniques to Engage and Inspire Your Community

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Wellspring is lucky to have donors who find very creative ways to support our mission. One shining example: The Hatcher family.

 

Mark and Nolana Hatcher were just discovering Wellspring for the first time when they decided that they not only wanted to support our agency, but they also wanted to encourage their family and friends to support us as well. They came up with the idea to celebrate their daughter Maris’ first birthday by asking their guests to make a donation to Wellspring in lieu of birthday gifts.

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August 30, 2016

IMG_4696.JPG Imagine this: You’re in the midst of a rewarding, satisfying career at The Boeing Company. You enjoy coming to work, and yet you come to realize your life is more than a job. And so you choose to volunteer with a non-profit organization you believe in. You get involved and right away you love the growing, personal satisfaction of giving back. Years go by, and as you look back you realize your decision to volunteer has helped changed your life for good.

Just ask Dave Osmer, recipient of Wellspring's 2016 Distinguished Service award.

“In 1987, while working at...

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