Millie Edmonds is the Community Outreach Leader: 206-353-2207, millieedmonds@gmail.com (click here for her bio). Millie is already an active participant in these events and invites you to join her in the following outreach opportunities:

Donate money for school supplies:
BLNR Board is actively supporting Congregations for Kids and is now making it available to other retirees. Please consider supporting Congregations for Kids. There has been a large influx of immigrants from Guatemala & Ukraine, so the number of students who need help this year has increased from 2,030 to 3,649. Donations have decreased from previous years due to COVID. To donate, go to Congregations For Kids. Congregations for Kids’ annual Good Start Back to School project provides over 2000 students from low-income families in the Bellevue School District with backpacks and school supplies. Their backgrounds are varied: some homeless, some from other countries, some escaping domestic violence. All are experiencing poverty. These backpacks and school supplies give them a lifeline to normalcy. Thank you! More information about Congregations for Kids click here. By the way…Boeing Gift Matching is available: Boeing Gift Matching

Congregations for Kids
School supplies ready for kids


Donate meals (or money): Click on dates for info
   ◈New Bethlehem Day Center (Kirkland Family Shelter at Baymont Inn) BLN Retirees has committed to supply dinner for 30 people, monthly. Please contact Millie Edmonds  millieedmonds@gmail.com, to donate money or help her deliver dinner on these dates 9/6, 10/12, 11/9, 12/7
   ◈ Helen’s Place & Sophia’s Place (Women’s Shelters in Bellevue and Kirkland) Help supply dinner, monthly. Please contact Millie Edmonds  millieedmonds@gmail.com, to donate money or help her deliver dinner on these dates 10/20, 12/8
   ◈Friends of Youth (Redmond Youth Shelter) BLN Retirees has committed to supply dinner for 15 – 25 hungry young adults, monthly. Contact Millie Edmonds  millieedmonds@gmail.com, to donate money or help her deliver dinner on these dates 9/6, 10/12, 11/9, 12/7

Donate a bag of food each week:
   ◈Jubilee Reach (Bellevue) click here

Congregations for the Homeless
   ◈Volunteer Opportunities: click here

CISC:
   ◈Brochure: click here
   ◈Volunteer Opportunities: click here

City of Bellevue:
   ◈Handbook and Volunteer Opportunities: click here

Eastside Neighbors Network:
   ◈Volunteer Opportunities: click here

Friends of Youth (Foster Kids) of Redmond, WA:
   ◈Volunteer Opportunities: click here