Snohomish County Gives 2019

From left, Megan Wolfe, executive director of Girls on the Run of Snohomish County, with participant Marlen Mercado-Ayala, 12, and Marlen’s mother, Laura Mercado-Ayala. (Girls on the Run)

Girls on the Run for grades 3 to 8 is way more than running

The program promotes confidence and connections. The message is “Find your happy pace.”

 

At growing Hero’s Cafe, veterans care for fellow veterans

Volunteers serve military veterans each month in Lynnwood, an event that has exploded with popularity.

 

Assistance League has helped 100,000 kids with new clothes

Money from its Everett thrift store goes to wardrobes for school children and their families.

 

Foundation director’s one word to describe EvCC: ‘Opportunity’

Last year, the EvCC Foundation gave scholarships to 256 students. Araceli Daza is one of them.

Free car care for single parents is a blessing

The twice-a-year event in Snohomish by View Church has TLC for the cars — and for the moms.

Jim Dean has been executive director of the Interfaith Association for Northwest Washington since 2007. (Lizz Giordano / Herald File)

Interfaith Family Shelter finds creative ways to expand reach

It’s one of the few shelters in the county that takes dads and older sons, allowing familes to stay together.

Jim Dean has been executive director of the Interfaith Association for Northwest Washington since 2007. (Lizz Giordano / Herald File)
MercyWatch volunteer Amanda Dahl speaks with a man who came for help on a recent Tuesday night in a parking lot near the Everett Public Library. Gail Pyper (right) is a school nurse who works with the faith-based effort to help people living on the streets. Dahl acts as her medical scribe. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

MercyWatch street outreach, medical teams inspired by faith

Deacon Dennis Kelly took the pope’s call for a Year of Mercy to heart, and helps people in need.

MercyWatch volunteer Amanda Dahl speaks with a man who came for help on a recent Tuesday night in a parking lot near the Everett Public Library. Gail Pyper (right) is a school nurse who works with the faith-based effort to help people living on the streets. Dahl acts as her medical scribe. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Monroe’s Take the Next Step serves folks of all walks of life

The Monroe nonprofit has programs for students, the homeless, low-income families and teen moms.

Lexa hangs out in a window frame in the lobby at the Camano Animal Shelter Association on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 in Camano Island, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Small Camano shelter likes “the ones that take extra work”

The no-kill Camano Animal Shelter is known for rehabilitating animals with behavior or health issues.

Lexa hangs out in a window frame in the lobby at the Camano Animal Shelter Association on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 in Camano Island, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Artist Sooze Sigel has started a Women for Sobriety group that meets at the Mill Creek YMCA. She has been a member of the group for seven years in her previous home of Asheville, North Carolina, she was a group moderator. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Women for Sobriety’s new group meets at YMCA in Mill Creek

After years with another program, Sooze Sigel says she’s helped by a positive approach to recovery.

Artist Sooze Sigel has started a Women for Sobriety group that meets at the Mill Creek YMCA. She has been a member of the group for seven years in her previous home of Asheville, North Carolina, she was a group moderator. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

So many ways to give

These programs help with housing, active duty veterans, food banks and animals.

Help is available to those in need

These groups provide services to seniors, disabled people and families.

Consider donating or becoming a volunteer

Snohomish County has dozens of groups helping children, families, seniors, students and service members.

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