|Spring is in the air, everything is in bloom, and the Many Lights community continues to grow. From donors and sponsors to our board members and small staff, our community is made up of many amazing people. In this edition we’ll introduce you to some of these people and share a few other updates.
In this edition:
Our Volunteers | Meet our Board | Give BIG Event | Road Trip to Bridge Meadows | Aging Your Way Summit
A BIG thank you to our volunteers! This month is National Volunteer Month and we can’t let it go by without thanking our many volunteers who graciously donate their free time to the Foundation. They share our vision of permanence and stability for children of foster or kinship care, support for parents, and inclusion of elders in a multigenerational community. Last year volunteers donated over 1,788 hours — we cannot thank you enough. Each and every one of you makes a difference to our community and the families who will call Hope Lights home.
See some of our volunteers in action.
Check out our current openings.
Meet our Board
At the core of our community, and the engine behind our progress, is our Board of Directors. The Board meets regularly to provide leadership and guidance that will carry us to the day families move into Hope Lights. There are many ways you can help create an even stronger board — currently we’re looking to add members with expertise in fundraising, sponsorship development, and various aspects of law such as business law, land use and real estate law, and human resources.
Meet the Board and join us in welcoming new members Christa Divis and Jessica Sewell!
Drop us an email to learn more about joining the Board.
GiveBIG on May 2
The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event. This is how it works — make a donation to Many Lights via the GiveBIG site on May 2 and area sponsors and corporations will match a percentage of your contribution. You might even win a golden ticket, which means an even bigger donation to our cause.
Rally your friends and support Many Lights. Start now by “Liking” us on Facebook and stay tuned for details!
Road Trip to Bridge Meadows
In February the Board took a trip to Portland to tour Bridge Meadows, a similar community that opened in May 2011. Walking the neighborhood proves that our vision can become a reality and gives added inspiration to the work it takes to make it happen. Thank you Bridge Meadows.
Aging Your Way Summit
On March 21, we participated in the Aging Your Way Summit hosted by Senior Services. This was an opportunity to speak to leaders who are interested in how our communities can better support the elder population. Helen Lakeru presented our model for Hope Lights multigenerational community and how we provide an alternative to help elders age well.
Together we will build Hope Lights multigenerational community.