I believe in helping and giving back whenever and however possible; if we all helped more, the world would truly be a better place. Which is why I’d like to highlight the top 3 organizations in our community I know are dedicated to helping. If you or if you know someone in need of immediate assistance of any kind such as food, shelter, emergency financial help, or if you want to donate or volunteer, click here to find local community organizations like the ones below that are incredibly helpful.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue
To inspire & enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens. In Bellevue alone there are 13 Boys and Girls Clubs. Click here to read all about how they help the community and the ways you can help too.
To foster stability and self-sufficiency for Bellevue’s children and their families through programs that feed, clothe and educate. By addressing a child’s basic needs, Bellevue LifeSpring helps students focus on their education and break the cycle of poverty. Click here to view their wraparound approach including their programs and services.
One Love’s mission is to end relationship abuse by educating young people about healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors and empowering them to be leaders driving change in their communities.
The One Love Foundation was created in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love, a senior lacrosse player at the University of Virginia who was three weeks shy of her graduation when she was killed by her ex- boyfriend.
Yeardley lived her life with integrity, gratitude and honesty — and lots of laughter. She saw the best in everyone, and was always there to give a helping hand. Her leadership on her lacrosse team and at school resonated with her friends and peers. All of the work we do at the One Love Foundation celebrates and honors the positive spirit and kindness that Yeardley personified. We are committed not only to honoring Yeardley’s memory, but also to saving others from suffering the same fate. Our work is rooted in our honest belief that relationship abuse is an epidemic that can be stopped when young adults are educated and empowered to affect change in their communities.
For more information, visit www.joinonelove.org