Lasting Change Blog

September 23, 2013

This past Friday, Wellspring Family Services was fortunate to have members of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation volunteer at our Rotary Support Center for Families for the annual United Way of King County's Day of Caring. Over 30 volunteers dedicated their day to sorting...

September 23, 2013

Few words are as synonymous as Nintendo and video games. However, here at Wellspring Family Services, Nintendo of America Inc. has an additional affiliation; one based on the company’s long, generous history of giving to the children and families of Seattle and King County. Jacqualee Story, Nintendo’s Executive Vice President of Business Affairs, remembers the...
September 19, 2013

An active Wellspring member since the mid-1990s, Rodger remembers being drawn to the organization because of our commitment to solve the root problems of housing and homelessness. Joining the Board of Directors for two terms in 2000, he later chaired the Capital Campaign Steering Committee and served as a reliable Table Captain at fundraising...
September 18, 2013

At Wellspring Family Services, Lisa Mennet is well known for her great investment in our mission. A leader in the field of Infant Mental Health, Lisa’s expertise and passion for children is apparent in her everyday work as an infant and early childhood mental health therapist, clinical consultant, and teacher. A Ph.D. graduate from the University of...
September 17, 2013

Is your family interested in making a philanthropic change but not sure where to start?

Come join Wellspring Family Services at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center on September 28th from 10am-3pm and find out!

Throughout the event, you can learn about all the ways kids can become philanthropic while hearing motivational stories from local heroes, connecting with family-friendly volunteer opportunities, and participating in engaging activities that emphasize how simple and rewarding making a difference can be.

You'll also get the opportunity to learn about our Kids Helping Kids campaign and hear from our very own youth spokesperson Rena Mateja as she speaks about her Kids...

September 12, 2013

Without waiting for the doorbell, Maddy Handshew greets you at the door with a big grin and a bounce in her step. With this level of enthusiasm, it’s easy to understand how such a young girl could raise more than $249 through Wellspring Kids Helping Kids, and do so in one of the most creative ways we’ve heard to date: an art show! 

An avid artist for most of her seven years, Maddy and...

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