The Year at a Glance:

WSCAI Outreach Committee Event and Volunteer Opportunities

Shane Lewis

Thanks to many members, WSCAI’s Community Outreach Committee’s support to our sponsored charities has grown meaningfully year over year since our inception in June of 2012. Our zealous group has been very active partnering with local non-profits and other Chapter committees in developing these programs to help enhance and support the overall quality of life for residents in our Washington communities.

As we approach the traditional “giving season,” the Outreach Committee would like to provide a snap shot of the past year and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Bowling for LAC was a big success this year—we had 70 bowlers, 17 non-bowling attendees, and sold 20 lane sponsorships. Including the sponsorships and the raffle, we were able to send $5,687 to the  year’s Bowling for LAC will be moving to the Bowlero in Lynnwood and 

      2018’s Earth Day project. Plans were being finalized, which included meeting with key members of the community and identifying their needs and required resources.

Earth Day projects are laborious, yet fun and collaborative events. Inglewood’s project brought just shy of 60 volunteers. WSCAI Business  cost, equipment and materials necessary for our project.

In June, the Made For Managers Day Committee hosted our annual Peanut Butter & Cereal Drive, which was a huge success. In total we collected well over 500 lbs of food and $85 for Pike Market Senior Center 

Our Annual Backpack & School Supplies Drive continues to gain momentum each year, and the families that Mercy Housing supports           donations, and the kids have a sense of individuality when they carry a different style from their peers. Their smiles will absolutely make your heart melt. This year Managers, Business Partners and Condominium/ Homeowner Associations rose to the occasion and donated over 112 backpacks, copious school supplies and $820 in cash. Later in August, a few Committee members participated in a Backpack Stuffing Event,

witnessing the reach your support provides throughout the State. The 

The Ronald McDonald House is a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close to their hospitalized child at Seattle Children’s Hospital, at little or no cost. Nothing else should matter when a family is   night to rest. Our volunteers participate 3 times each year in the Family Meal Program. We support the families by preparing dinner. We provide and shop for all the groceries, prepare individual dishes, serve dinner, package leftovers for those who choose to eat later, and clean up. When a child is hospitalized, the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

In September, CA Day supported us once again in generating enthusiasm and support (from you) to embark on our Annual Coat Drive for St. Vincent de Paul. Thanks to your generosity, close to 400 families received the warmth of a new or gently used coat.

Toys for Tots has become a staple and annual tradition for the Outreach Committee. Held every winter, WSCAI and the Outreach Committee partner with the US Marine Corp, who handles distribution, to collect and deliver Christmas presents to families in need. Over the years, participation has spread to not only include the individual membership of WSCAI, but also a number of Business Partners and local community          takes place at the last quarterly luncheon of every year whereby toys are collected and loaded into vehicles for the Marines (who are dressed  forward to your support at this December’s Chapter Luncheon.

We appreciate that there are many causes and organizations to consider, and hope that you will continue to support these worthy organizations in 2019.

A special thanks to our Committee Partners, Business Partners and Project Volunteers. Your support is invaluable to the success of our projects.

Questions on how you may support, please contact Shane Lewis:

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