Lasting Change Blog

August 30, 2016

Imagine this: You’re in the midst of a rewarding, satisfying career at The Boeing Company. You enjoy coming to work, and yet you come to realize your life is more than a job. And so you choose to volunteer with a non-profit organization you believe in. You get involved and right away you love the growing, personal satisfaction of giving back. Years go by, and as...
August 30, 2016

Wellspring recently awarded its annual Founders Award to an outstanding supporter - Brian Buckley.

Brian Buckley attended his first Wellspring Powerful Change Luncheon in 1996. The event served as an enticing invitation to say “Yes” to volunteer.  

Thirteen years on the Wellspring board is but one measure of Brian’s ongoing commitment to the organization...

August 23, 2016

What happens when two young sisters ages 13 and 10 team up with their grandparents to invest their time and creativity to better the lives of families affected by homelessness? Not a one-time act of generosity, but rather a habit of generosity for eight consecutive years and counting!

Since 2008, thirteen-year-old Anna and her ten-year-old sister Mara have...

August 22, 2016

Every good thing you already know about the Baby Boutique—from how it offers parents everyday essentials for their children (at no cost) thanks to generous donors and friendly volunteers—just got even better.

The reason is Tai Powell.

Tai recently joined Wellspring’s Community Engagement team as the Baby Boutique Assistant. Tai (pronounced “Tay”)...

August 22, 2016

Peek inside Wellspring’s Early Learning Center (ELC) on the first day of school and you’ll see 50 children, 30 of whom are age 3-5. They’re preschoolers who deserve the opportunity to be successful in school and life.

More than 94% of children who have attended the ELC over the past 10 years have shown significant improvement in their cognitive, social and emotional development.Thanks to the ELC, they’ll be successful in kindergarten.

August 22, 2016

We’ve all heard the old adage: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” At the Seattle Foundation, a group of local philanthropists have come together to not simply ‘go far,’ but to ‘go deep’ in the impact they’re making for children and families. Wellspring is thrilled to...