Lunar New Year 5K fundraiser Feb. 26 to benefit health foundation

The International Community Health Services (ICHS) Foundation is hosting a fundraising 5K run Sunday, Feb. 26. The run will take place on Shoreline’s Interurban Trail, but participants are also able to participate remotely by logging their results online. The race begins at 9 a.m. Feb. 26 and tickets are $35. More information and registration can…

Sponsor spotlight: Help us finish out Coats for Kids drive

Windermere Alderwood is finishing up their coat drive with a push for new or gently used coats, size  3T -XXL. The drive ends on Feb. 15 so we only have a few weeks left. The demand for winter clothes has gone up this year and donations are needed. Clothes For Kids has now served over 4,000…

County Point-in-Time homeless count scheduled for Jan. 24

In collaboration with community and human service providers, the Snohomish County Department of Human Services is conducting the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The annual count is an important tool in the community’s efforts to assess the number of homeless individuals and families in Snohomish County, as well as to determine…

Funding applications open for Snohomish County community development projects

The Snohomish County Human Services Department invites nonprofit organizations and government agencies to consider applying for funding for public facilities and infrastructure projects that benefit low- and moderate-income persons or neighborhoods in Snohomish County. An estimated $1,061,852 in federal funds is anticipated to be available for the 2023 program year, which begins July 1, 2023. Interested…

U.S. Rep. Larsen secures $31.5 million in federal funding for local projects

As part of the U.S. government’s fiscal year 2023 omnibus spending package, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen secured $31,529,221 in funding for 15 projects in the 2nd Congressional District, including several projects impacting South Snohomish County. The package now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. “My priority in shaping spending bills is…

South Snohomish County Cold Weather Shelter open Dec. 22-23

The South Snohomish County Cold Weather Shelter will be open Thursday and Friday evening, Dec. 22-23, as temperatures are expected to drop into the low 20s overnight. Upon arrival, individuals will be fed dinner, receive a warm mat and blanket and be offered breakfast in the morning before their departure. The volunteer-run shelter will not…

Volunteers package Christmas bags for homeless families

Volunteers for Lynnwood-based Washington Kids in Transition (WKIT), which assists homeless families in the Edmonds School District, spent several hours Friday sorting and packing gifts for those who would otherwise go without during the holidays. The gifts — include toys, books and clothing — were received from a variety of donors, including local giving tree…

Gesa Credit Union hosting Stock-the-Sock Holiday Toy Drive

Gesa Credit Union is partnering with Local Heroes groups across Washington for its 7th annual Stock-the-Sock Holiday Toy Drive. From now until Dec. 19, community members are encouraged to donate toys in the oversized holiday stockings found at every Gesa branch. All donations will be donated to Local Hero initiatives across the state. Examples of…

Lynnwood teen supports foster kids with Eagle Scout project

Skyler MacKay was just four days old when he entered the foster care system. Adopted into an unsafe home, he spent five years there before going back into foster care at the age of 6. That’s when Lisa MacKay took him in, eventually adopting Skyler. Now her 14-year-old son is using his childhood experience to…

Snohomish County sets public hearings Dec. 6 on affordable housing, community development needs

Snohomish County is inviting all interested persons to offer ideas during two virtual public hearings Dec. 6 for local community needs for affordable housing, public facilities, infrastructure, public services and economic development projects to be funded with 2023 federal grant funds — and to provide input on 2021 grant performance. Snohomish County, in consortium with…

Food drive thanks from the Meadowdale HS Key Club

The Meadowdale High School Key Club offered it thanks for the generous donations received during its Nov. 19 food drive in support of the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s Nourishing Network. “Your contributions will help many families with children in the Edmonds School District,” Key Club Advisor Jenae Kirby said.

Snohomish County Superior Court to host National Adoption Day celebration Nov. 18

The Snohomish County Superior Court– in co-sponsorship with the Snohomish County Clerk’s Office and CASA Program — will join others across the U.S. Friday, Nov. 18 in participating in National Adoption Day. “We are so excited to be hosting this annual event,” said Judge Millie Judge, chair of the county’s Adoption Day Committee. “It’s a…

Washington Kids in Transition hosting virtual giving tree now through Dec. 3

The holidays are fast approaching, and Lynnwood-based Washington Kids in Transition is preparing holiday bags for McKinney Vento students, which by definition are children “who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nightime residence.” These youth are typically left out of community holiday programs because they do not have an adult to go shopping for them or fill…

A thank you for diaper donations

Meadowdale High School’s Key Club offered thanks to all those who donated to its recent diaper drive in support of Washington Kids in Transition. “The donated diapers and monies will assist many families,” club advisor Jenae Kirby said.

No mandatory drug treatment at Edmonds hotel shelter

Homeless people seeking shelter at new emergency housing in Edmonds will not have to agree to drug treatment before they are allowed to move in. The Snohomish County Council earlier this week – for the second time – voted not to make drug treatment mandatory at the Edmonds Best Value Inn, along with another hotel…

Reminder: Diaper drive for Washington Kids in Transition at Meadowdale HS Oct. 22

The Meadowdale High School Key Club is hosting a diaper drive for Washington Kids in Transition Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of the high school, 6002 168th St. S.W., Lynnwood. The organization, which assists homeless families in the Edmonds School District, needs diapers, wipes and ointment. Diaper sizes 4,…