Lasting Change Blog

August 30, 2016

IMG_4693.JPG Wellspring recently awarded its annual Founders Award to an outstanding supporter - Brian Buckley.

Brian Buckley attended his first Wellspring Powerful Change Luncheon in 1996. The event served as an enticing invitation to say “Yes” to volunteer.  

Thirteen years on the Wellspring board is but one measure of Brian’s ongoing commitment to the organization.

“For the past 20 years and counting, Wellspring has been a steady, powerful force in my life. Wellspring’s transformative work in the lives of children, parents, families and individuals continually...

August 23, 2016

IMG_4649.JPG What happens when two young sisters ages 13 and 10 team up with their grandparents to invest their time and creativity to better the lives of families affected by homelessness? Not a one-time act of generosity, but rather a habit of generosity for eight consecutive years and counting!

Since 2008, thirteen-year-old Anna and her ten-year-old sister Mara have invested hundreds of hours befriending and inviting scores of children to donate pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to Wellspring’s Kids Helping Kids campaign.  

Their attitude of gratitude was...

August 22, 2016

Tai photo.jpg Every good thing you already know about the Baby Boutique—from how it offers parents everyday essentials for their children (at no cost) thanks to generous donors and friendly volunteers—just got even better.

The reason is Tai Powell.

Tai recently joined Wellspring’s Community Engagement team as the Baby Boutique Assistant. Tai (pronounced “Tay”) supports the store’s day-to-day operations to help ensure our clients, volunteers, and interns have the best possible experience. Tai’s welcome presence will mean more volunteer opportunities and improved service...

August 22, 2016

Peek inside Wellspring’s Early Learning Center (ELC) on the first day of school and you’ll see 50 children, 30 of whom are age 3-5. They’re preschoolers who deserve the opportunity to be successful in school and life.

More than 94% of children who have attended the ELC over the past 10 years have shown significant improvement in their cognitive, social and emotional development.Thanks to the ELC, they’ll be successful in kindergarten.

ELC photo.jpg This fall’s incoming kindergartners will benefit from Wellspring’s Ready to Learn campaign, which provides backpacks,...
August 22, 2016

happy mom and baby crawling-stock.jpg We’ve all heard the old adage: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” At the Seattle Foundation, a group of local philanthropists have come together to not simply ‘go far,’ but to ‘go deep’ in the impact they’re making for children and families. Wellspring is thrilled to announce we are playing an integral role in creating this impact.

This July, Wellspring Family Services was selected to receive a $50,000 grant from the Seattle Foundation’s recent GiveTogether: Child Welfare...

August 19, 2016

IMG_4632.JPG Next time you choose between a Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist or Gatorade, go ahead and toast Pepsi Beverages Company (PepsiCo) of Seattle. For their consistent, generous involvement, Wellspring Family Services recently honored the local bottler and distributor as its 2016 Corporate Partner of the Year.

Since 2009, the company has helped quench the collective thirst of hundreds of people attending Wellspring events, from public open house gatherings to the Powerful Change Luncheon which PepsiCo of Seattle sponsors each spring.

The company also contributes...