Lasting Change Blog

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...
August 19, 2016

Next time you choose between a Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist or Gatorade, go ahead and toast Pepsi Beverages Company (PepsiCo) of Seattle. For their consistent, generous involvement, Wellspring Family Services recently honored the local bottler and distributor as its 2016 Corporate Partner of the Year.

Since 2009, the company has helped quench the...

August 8, 2016

Meet a local church that’s redefined Christmas gift-giving for dozens of grateful Wellspring families. Back in 2001, the congregation of St. Matthew's Parish in Shoreline decided they wanted to extend their neighborhood by putting a smile on the faces of children, mothers and fathers come holiday time. St. Matthew had already...