Lasting Change Blog

August 19, 2016

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...

August 8, 2016

Meet a local church that’s redefined Christmas gift-giving for dozens of grateful Wellspring families. Back in 2001, the congregation of St. Matthew's Parish in Shoreline decided they wanted to extend their neighborhood by putting a smile on the faces of children, mothers and fathers come holiday time. St. Matthew had already...
July 25, 2016

For children and families experiencing crisis, back to school can be a difficult time of the year. In King County alone, more than 700 school-aged kids struggle with homelessness, and getting the support they need to succeed at school. With a large amount of requested school supplies and the desire to start school prepared, students in crisis...
June 21, 2016

By Lily Mak, University of Washington, Class of 2016

When I was looking for internship credits to graduate from the University of Washington this year, I wasn’t looking just anywhere to fulfill my requirements: I wanted to intern at a place where I knew that I was making a big difference in my community, where...

June 16, 2016

“I’m soooo bored.”

These are the last three words parents want to hear from their child during the long, summer break from school. Even after families enjoy vacations, sporting events and going to the movies, most parents still ask themselves, “How do I keep my kid busy all summer?!

How about helping your child make a...

June 16, 2016

Last month a group from the Stanford Alumni Association helped transform spaces in our building that are very important to the children we serve. This eager group of volunteers, including kids and adults, sorted summer clothes in the Baby Boutique and also built planter boxes and scoured our playground equipment so it’s clean and ready for warm-...

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