Snohomish County Gives 2017

In the front room, known as the Welcome Room, Matthew House Executive Director Linda Paz jumps up from her chair to welcome volunteer Karol Bentley, who was arriving to help in the guest rooms and with family clothing and food supplies. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Matthew House eases family visits to prisoners

“We have people from all over the world in this little house.”


American Cancer Society volunteers are partners in the fight

They hold hands, point the way to resources and do whatever is needed for patients and families.


Cocoon House has big plans for site of former Everett church

The teen-sheltering nonprofit hopes to consolidate services and reach more young people in need.


She created a space for Oso mudslide survivors to heal

Suddenly there was a dire need for people to gather, talk and cry, in a place where they felt safe.

Housing Hope lives up to both words in its name

First, a place to live. Then help with parenting, education, transportation and employment.

Here are more than 100 nonprofits that could use your help

These local organizations help kids, families, seniors, students, service members and animals.

Q&A: Rick Steves ties philanthropy to travel and faith

“We live in a world where mindless consumption is almost respected. To me it’s not a respectful thing.”

Travel maven Rick Steves donates millions right here at home

The mayor of Edmonds calls him a generous, thoughtful and “inspirational” philanthropist.

Assistance League fills needs for thousands of students

Over the past year, 4,762 local kids sported new clothing or shoes, thanks to Assistance League.

At Sharing Wheels, rebicycling offers a link to freedom

Bicyclists can find affordable, reliable transportation and repairs.

Everett’s spectacular Christmas show was surgeon’s brainchild

Dr. Sanford Wright, an arts patron, started the fundraising variety show in 2001, after 9/11.