Lasting Change Blog

October 23, 2014

For more than fifty years, the Monorail has stood as an example of what our community can achieve with a shared vision for the future.

For the past year, Wellspring has been fortunate to be directly impacted by that vision, thanks to the unwavering commitment of Monorail leadership, staff, conductors, and of course, the famous Monorail mascots, Bunny and Otter!  Together, they have helped lead the way for Wellspring children and families in so many ways – from raising visibility and awareness of our mission, to direct financial support and workplace giving, to hosting free field trips for the students in our...

October 20, 2014

At 11 years old, Jack already has a lot figured out. A recent volunteer in our Baby Boutique, Jack’s exuberance for community engagement, coupled with his strong organizational skills (he is an older brother, after all) combine for an inspirational preteen who not only chooses to spend his free time volunteering, but who is eager to get his peers involved as well. After receiving Jack’s insightful email reflecting on his recent volunteer experience, we just had to share…

My Service Project at Wellspring

By Jack Matter

October 9, 2014

People who know Samuel Taylor tend to smile more.

This is especially true at Wellspring.  As a recurring donor, volunteer, fundraiser, and influencer, Samuel is always there with a dose of support and encouragement for Wellspring staff, and for the thousands of children and families we serve each year.

Raised to believe in the importance of philanthropy and empathy, Samuel has always valued being an active member of the community.  But when he was first introduced to Wellspring Family Services at our Powerful Change luncheon in 2013, the courageous story of former client Hortencia and her young son, Max, immediately ignited his desire to help.

October 1, 2014

Fifteen years ago, former Wellspring board member and Boeing Communications Director Russ Young had never heard of Wellspring. But after being invited by friend and Wellspring board member Sherry Nebel to our annual Powerful Change luncheon, Russ was immediately inspired. “After hearing the powerful client stories and the mission of Wellspring, I was hooked,” Russ notes. “I was amazed and impressed by the stories of personal growth, and of Wellspring’s commitment to building a stronger community.”

September 30, 2014

Drumroll, please!

We are excited to announce this year’s 2014 Wellspring Award Recipients have been selected.  Over the next few weeks, we look forward to highlighting our 2014 recipients, each of whom will be honored for their unwavering and inspiring commitment to Wellspring.

Our 2014 Award recipients include individuals, corporations and community partners who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to advancing Wellspring’s mission in King County. We are thrilled to recognize our recipients for their dedication to Wellspring Family Services as we help more than 4,000 individuals and families experiencing crisis triumph over trauma each year. Our deepest thanks and appreciation to this year’s group of extraordinary...

September 5, 2014

Whether it’s donating pajamas and bedtime stories for Sweet Dreamstoothbrushes and combs for ...