BLN-R is currently looking for Community Outreach Event Coordinators. If you are interested, please reach out to Christi King, Social Connections Leader, at or 425-876-7586. We have a Bellevue/Redmond Coordinator, but would love to have others from Island, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston counties to cover missions, food banks, homeless support activities.

2023 Community Outreach Events
Millie Edmonds is one of our Community Outreach Event Coordinators for the eastside. She can be reached at 206-353-2207, or, (click here for her bio). Millie is an active participant in these events and invites you to join her:

BLNR is planning two events at the New Bethlehem Family Shelter: June 9 and August 22. Please help. We will be purchasing, preparing, and delivering dinner for 35 people at Baymont Inn, as a part of the New Bethlehem Family Shelter. Please contact Millie Edmonds for more information if you would like to participate.

Congregations for Kids
Early donations have begun! Congregations for Kids’ 28th annual Good Start Back to School project will provide around 2000 students from low-income families in the Bellevue School District with backpacks and additional school supplies for home use. These students’ backgrounds vary. Some are refugees from Ukraine or violence in other countries; some are escaping domestic violence; some are homeless. All are experiencing poverty. These backpacks and school supplies give them a lifeline to normalcy. A $16.00 donation will purchase one backpack.
To donate, go to Congregations for KIds – Washington Gives . Thank you

By the way…Boeing Gift Matching is available: Boeing Gift Matching

Congregations for the Homeless
   ◈Volunteer Opportunities: click here

CISC (Chinese Information and Service Center)
   ◈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