WAYS TO HELP
Feed a sailor
In March, the City of Mill Creek adopted the USS Ralph Johnson, a warship homeported at Naval Station Everett. About 300 sailors are on the crew and many are far from home.
Mill Creek families have an opportunity to invite the sailors into their homes for the holidays, to provide a meal and a family experience.
To sign up and for more information, contact Gordon Brink at the city by calling 425-921-5737 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Binky Patrol is a volunteer charitable organization that makes quilts, afghans and blankets for babies, children and adults.
Donations are always welcome of thread, fabric, yarn or cash.
Meetings are on the first Sunday of each month in Marysville.
More info: 360-659-7198
Fulfill Christmas wishes
A Christmas Wish seeks donations of unwrapped gifts and gift cards to grant wishes for children in Arlington and Darrington.
Donations will be accepted through Dec. 10 at the following businesses: S&S Roofing, the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, the Arlington Co-Op, Traditions Tattoo, Country Rose, Symmetry Chiropractic, Stilly Auto Parts, Stilly Diner, Moe’s on Olympic, Grocery Outlet, Jimmy Johns, the Lakewood Starbucks, the Lakewood Red Robin, Coastal Community Bank, the downtown Arlington Bank of America, Columbia Bank and Banner Bank.
The Arlington Boys and Girls Club will host appointments for people to pick out presents on Dec. 14. Appointments must be scheduled in advance.
More info: 360-435-4442
Nominations for environmental youth leaders
The Snohomish Conservation District is accepting nominations through Jan. 31 for outstanding local youth “who inspire and lead by example in environmental conservation.”
Examples of environmental leadership can include building community gardens, participating in habitat restoration, spearheading campaigns to reduce waste and more. Nominees must be under the age of 18 and reside in Snohomish County or Camano Island.
The awards will be presented at the organization’s annual Better Ground Showcase in April.
More info: snocd.org/youth-leaders
Audubon Washington, a coalition of environmental groups, is holding a transportation forum 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Snohomish County Public Utility District’s Commission Meeting Room, 2320 California St., Everett.
Panelists will discuss the latest transportation issues in Washington, including the recent passage of I-976, and talk about potential solutions to lower carbon emissions and reduce adverse health impacts.