Lasting Change Blog

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-...
June 13, 2016

Summertime learning at Wellspring’s Early Learning Center just became more adventuresome and fun for our preschoolers.

From now through early October, they’re going on more than 21 different creative field trips. For many, it’s a first-time-ever-chance to stand in a tide pool and get sprayed by a squirting geoduck, or visit a zoo and see penguins waddle and...

May 11, 2016

The 60-second Interview

Professional musician Casper Babypants has been singing his way into the hearts of the Wellspring families, supporters and friends since 2011. It all started when he wrote the song “Happy Heart,” having been inspired by Rena Mateja, who, at age eight, chose to go door-to-door and ask her...

April 14, 2016

April is National Volunteer Month! We celebrate all of the incredible volunteers at Wellspring that help us serve children and families in our community.

Meet Suzanne

To the children in the Early Learning Center, she is “The Story Lady,” which also makes her a bona fide rock star. Suzanne Davis started at Wellspring's Morningsong...