Verdant awards over $1 million to local nonprofits

Verdant Health Commission recently approved more than $1 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations in support of community health through its recent competitive application process. The requests granted by the Verdant Board of Commissioners will support 10 different programs run by various local nonprofits, totaling in $1.27 million. The following grants were approved, with…

Clothes for Kids makes year-end appeal for donations

A warm winter coat can do a lot to improve the attitude of a student waiting at the bus stop. This year, Lynnwood-based Clothes For Kid will provide a warm winter coat and a light-weight coat to each of the over 5,000 low-income students who we serve, including those in the Edmonds School District. The…

Edmonds cafe collecting supplies for Lynnwood emergency shelter

Cafe Louvre in downtown Edmonds is running its fourth consecutive supply drive for YWCA’s Pathways for Women, a nonprofit that provides emergency shelter for single adult women and mothers with young children for 45 days. Some of the supplies that the shelter needs include personal care and cleaning products, hypoallergenic beddings, and kitchenware. While cafe owner…

Washington Kids in Transition gathers holiday gifts for homeless families

Volunteers for Lynnwood-based Washington Kids in Transition (WKIT) have been hard at work during the past several days packaging donated holiday gifts for 650 students experiencing homelessness in the Edmonds School District. According to Executive Director Kim Gorney, the gifts — which include toys, books, pajamas and winter coats — were received from a range…

Lynnwood-based Project Girl Mentoring earns BECU People Helping People award

BECU has announced the recipients of its 2021 People Helping People Awards program, and one of them is Lynnwood-based Project Girl Mentoring. The virtual event Dec. 7 recognized more than 30 nonprofit organizations and BECU members that dedicate their time to helping others in BECU’s service areas.  “Through this program, BECU’s philanthropic focus is inspired by the ‘people helping people’ philosophy and directed toward the important issues our members care about, from…

Giving Tuesday delivers gift of life as 77 rescue animals arrive at PAWS

Giving Tuesday is the day to remember – and support – the many non-profit organizations that make a difference in our community all year long. PAWS Lynnwood — in partnership with Wings of Rescue and New Beginnings of Merced, California — has added a special twist to this year’s Giving Tuesday as it turned the tables…

Community services fair for county residents Dec. 1 in south Everett

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is holding a community services fair for Snohomish County residents on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from noon-4 p.m. in the Safeway parking lot located at 520 128th St. S.W. in south Everett. Community services and resources that will be onsite include social workers, the Snohomish County Office of Neighborhoods, screening for…

Lynnwood law office donating turkeys to food bank

The Law Offices of Lance Fryrear will be donating 100 turkeys and volunteering at the annual Thanksgiving meal distribution event this Saturday, Nov. 20. “I have been a member of the Lynnwood community, both as a prosecutor, and now as a defense attorney for more than 27 years,” said Lance Fryrear, owner and principal attorney…

Edmonds church hosting a Welcome Kit Drive for Afghan refugees

Community Christian Fellowship of Edmonds is hosting a Welcome Kit Drive, in tandem with World Relief Seattle, to help welcome the incoming refugees that are being displaced because of the situation in Afghanistan. The church is asking for people to bring either a kitchen or a bedroom welcome kit, but if they can’t afford whole…

Lynnwood resident fixes up bikes and donates them to area kids in need

Mel Nason is committed to providing wheels to children in need. The retired Metro bus driver lives in Lynnwood and keeps busy with various part-time jobs, including being an usher at sporting events. While the work “gets me off the couch and away from the TV,” those jobs were all paused during the COVID-19 pandemic…

Good Works: When an ER visit turns into an act of community kindness

It all started with a visit to the Swedish/Edmonds emergency room. “Last Tuesday evening my 7-year-old was playing with our pet guinea pig when it bit her on the finger,” explained Edmonds resident Tiffany Sjong. “It looked like it might need stitches, so I packed her in the car and drove over to the Edmonds/Swedish…