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Chief Seattle Club – Providing a sacred space to nurture, affirm, and renew the Spirit of Urban Native Peoples

Founded in 1970, the Chief Seattle Club offers a place for Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives, many of whom are homeless and low-income, to share a meal, speak their own languages, access social services, and find peace, without fear of public censure or discrimination.
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Junior League of Seattle – Women Around the World as Catalysts for Lasting Community Change.

The Junior League of Seattle (JLS) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our goal is to not only create community programs which can be spun off into their own non-profits, but also provide a group of nearly 1,300 trained volunteers to assist non-profits in fulfilling their own mission’s goal. Since 1923, JLS has been making an impact in the Seattle community. Members opened the Eastlake branch of the Seattle Day Nursery and took responsibility for the welfare of 50 children, paying all maintenance and operating expenses, managing the medical and dental clinic, and providing members to assist the matron and kindergarten teacher. Today, this childcare organization still thrives and is known as Childhaven. Contact information can be found on our website: www.jrleagueseattle.org.
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OARS – Outreach And Resource Services for Women Veterans

Outreach And Resource Services, for Women Veterans OARS, is a one-stop website for resources, information, and contacts with other women veterans. Our philosophy is to help our women veterans get into as high a quality of life as possible, given the circumstances they face as they re-enter and readjust to their post-military, civilian life.
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Ryther – Healthy Children. Stronger Families.

Ryther is a recognized leader in psychiatric and behavioral-health services for children and their families facing complex challenges. We guide, coach and teach so that every child and family we work with may develop positive relationships, experience new ways of thinking, and realize a better life. Our services include programs and solutions for families with children who have challenges often stemming from trauma, mental illness, substance abuse, Autism Spectrum Disorders, or adjustment issues with school, peers or parents. Last year, Ryther served nearly 2,500 children and teens who got help through outpatient counseling, therapy groups, psychiatry, psychology, substance abuse assessments and treatment. The community can give help by supporting Ryther’s inpatient Cottage Program that primarily serves children who are in the custody of the State and have failed in an average of nine placements before coming to Ryther for intensive treatment. Ryther has a variety of volunteer, philanthropic and therapeutic foster care opportunities available. Ryther has locations in Seattle, Bellevue and Mukilteo and also serves at 17 other sites including YouthCare, Brettler Housing, Sand Point Housing, New Beginnings, Sand Point Elementary, Roosevelt High School, and the EEU at UW. To get help or give help, visit www.ryther.org or call 206.525.5050.
Emergency Feeding Program
Emergency Feeding Program –
The Emergency Feeding Program exists to serve a basic need—hunger. Our job is to make sure that no one in King County has to go hungry for even one night.

EFP provides an emergency response to hunger that helps people get through the night. We pack 15 varieties of nutritionally balanced, culturally appropriate non-perishable food packs that we make available to people in our community who are experiencing hunger. We work with over 180 distribution partners—including schools, public health clinics and churches—to meet our clients wherever they are and to guide them to the long-term resources they need to get back on their feet. We do not turn anyone away.

Our mission is to provide an emergency response to the nutritional needs of people in crisis hunger situations throughout King County. We are dedicated to alleviating hunger while providing individuals with resource counselling to help move them towards greater independence. For more info, please visit www.emergencyfeeding.org.

Kids Co.
Kids Co. – Where Kids Grow
Kids Co. is a local childcare nonprofit that provides early learning and school-age child care located onsite at public schools in Seattle and on Mercer Island. We offer high quality programs for children ages 2 1/2 to 12 years old, tuition support for families in need, and innovative and supportive workplaces for staff. Our mission is to provide and advocate for quality childcare that enriches and nurtures all children, supporting their success in school and in life. To learn more about us, please visit: http://www.kidscompany.org/
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Japan Fair 2016 – Explore JAPAN!
The Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association is a non-profit organization of community volunteers whose goal is to share Japan’s rich cultural heritage with Washington State. For the past 20 years they have hosted an annual Japan Fall Festival in Bellevue, WA, aimed at bringing together local artists and craftsmen to share Japan’s traditional arts. From Martial arts demonstrations and Taiko drumming, to pop dances and cosplay, the Fair has been a lively cultural exchange adored by those of all ages.

This year’s festival, Japan Fair 2016, is a free event that will be held over Labor Day Weekend at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Information can be found at the Japan Fair website: www.japanfairus.org

If you are interested in learning more about how a local organization you are involved with can be part of the Storm Community Spotlight program, call 206-217-WNBA (9622) Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.