Good works: Boys collect trash for service project

Challenged by a church leader to complete a community service project, a group of boys from several local schools decided to spend a few hours Saturday, Nov. 19 picking up trash and litter in the Lynnwood area. The seven boys, ages 12-17 and from three different families, attend Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale and Lynnwood high schools and…

Tubie Friends online fundraising auction to benefit children begins Thursday

Beginning Thursday, people can purchase items such as an 8-pound block of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Funko figurines, two hours of kayaking on Lake Union, a Harry Potter gift set, a “Chick Flick” gift basket, and even a unicorn encounter while donating to a charitable cause. Tubie Friends, a South Snohomish County-based nonprofit organization that helps…

Nile Shriners hosting Easter Egg Hunt April 16

The Nile Shrine Center in Mountlake Terrace will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt that is free to the public on Saturday, April 16. The event opens at 12:30 p.m. and the egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. Organizers note, “Come early to take photos with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny.” The Nile Shrine Center…

Preschool students donate books to organization that helps children facing adversity

In honor of National Reading Month, students at Evergreen Academy Montessori in Mountlake Terrace recently donated more than 30 books to children in need. The new books were donated to the Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports a comforting bedtime routine and healthy sleep for all children to help them thrive. The…

Habitat for Humanity program helps Brier family stay in their home with a new roof

Brier resident Dee Grayson, 77, a retired educator, and her husband William, a veteran, have medical conditions that make taking care of needed repairs on their two-story house quite challenging. However, thanks to the efforts of Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County and its community partners, the couple will now be able to remain in…

Verdant awards over $1 million to local nonprofits

Verdant Health Commission recently approved more than $1 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations in support of community health through its recent competitive application process. The requests granted by the Verdant Board of Commissioners will support 10 different programs run by various local nonprofits, totaling in $1.27 million. The following grants were approved, with…

Casino organization providing holiday meals Wednesday for 4,000 families in need

Maverick Gaming, which owns several casinos throughout the region, will be giving out 4,000 holiday meal kits on Dec. 22 to families in need. Each meal package is intended to feed a family of four and includes turkey or ham, green beans, potatoes, corn, macaroni and cheese, pumpkin pie and dinner rolls. The meals are distributed via…

Clothes for Kids makes year-end appeal for donations

A warm winter coat can do a lot to improve the attitude of a student waiting at the bus stop. This year, Lynnwood-based Clothes For Kid will provide a warm winter coat and a light-weight coat to each of the over 5,000 low-income students who we serve, including those in the Edmonds School District. The…

Washington Kids in Transition gathers holiday gifts for homeless families

Volunteers for Lynnwood-based Washington Kids in Transition (WKIT) have been hard at work during the past several days packaging donated holiday gifts for 650 students experiencing homelessness in the Edmonds School District. According to Executive Director Kim Gorney, the gifts — which include toys, books, pajamas and winter coats — were received from a range…

Giving Tuesday delivers gift of life as 77 rescue animals arrive at PAWS

Giving Tuesday is the day to remember – and support – the many non-profit organizations that make a difference in our community all year long. PAWS Lynnwood — in partnership with Wings of Rescue and New Beginnings of Merced, California — has added a special twist to this year’s Giving Tuesday as it turned the tables…

Community services fair for county residents Dec. 1 in south Everett

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is holding a community services fair for Snohomish County residents on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from noon-4 p.m. in the Safeway parking lot located at 520 128th St. S.W. in south Everett. Community services and resources that will be onsite include social workers, the Snohomish County Office of Neighborhoods, screening for…

MTHS food drive continues through Dec. 3; one-day blitz at school Dec. 1

The Mountlake Terrace High School food drive for the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank continues through Friday, Dec. 3, but the school is holding a “one-dau blitz” on Wednesday, Dec. 1 to collect donations. On that day, those who can donate are asked to bring non-perishable food items, toiletries, pet food and baby supplies or cash…

City of Mountlake Terrace thanks generous neighbors, volunteers

Thanksgiving brings the busiest week of the year for local food banks and service organizations. The City of Mountlake Terrace issued a news release Wednesday recognizing these groups “for their efforts to meet community need, help individuals and families, and bring people together in service.” While it’s not possible to list every program, the city…

MLT drive-through food pantry helps more than 130 households

A pop-up food pantry event in Mountlake Terrace provided food to more than 130 households Saturday. The event was sponsored by Volunteers of America Western Washington (VOAWW), with assistance from the City of Mountlake Terrace, Concern for Neighbors Food Bank and multiple other local organizations. “This was a fantastic opportunity to serve friends, family and…

Reminder: Mountlake Terrace HS conducting food drive through Dec. 3

Mountlake Terrace High School will be collecting food and cash donations through Dec. 5 for the Concern for Neighbors food bank. Families and the community can make cash donations online at this link. Accepted donations include non-perishable food items, toiletries or cash.  You can drop donations at the high school, 21801 44th Ave. W., or…

Casino organization to give away 16,000 holiday meals for families in need

Maverick Gaming, which owns several casinos throughout the region, will be providing 4,000 Thanksgiving meal kits next week to Western Washington families in need. Each care package is intended to feed a family of four and the holiday meal fixings include a carving ham or roasted turkey breast, potatoes, green beans, macaroni and cheese, cranberry…

Brier Helping Brier online fundraising auction starts Nov. 1

Brier Helping Brier is holding its first fundraising auction online Nov. 1-6 , with nearly 50 featured items up for bid. The nonprofit organization was formed last year during the pandemic to provide assistance for local households that may be suffering from a job loss or experiencing other financial hardships such as struggling to pay…

Edmonds church hosting a Welcome Kit Drive for Afghan refugees

Community Christian Fellowship of Edmonds is hosting a Welcome Kit Drive, in tandem with World Relief Seattle, to help welcome the incoming refugees that are being displaced because of the situation in Afghanistan. The church is asking for people to bring either a kitchen or a bedroom welcome kit, but if they can’t afford whole…

Big day for ‘Da Mama’: Community surprises longtime resident on her 90th birthday

Friends and family of longtime Mountlake Terrace resident Mickey Schwald celebrated her 90th birthday by throwing her a surprise party. Schwald’s health is compromised by medical issues, so organizers put together a socially distanced party during which people drove by Schwald’s residence to wish her a happy birthday. Attendees at last weekend’s event were also…