This time of year reminds us all of what is most important in our lives.  We spend time with friends and family, we enjoy ourselves and we give back.   From December 1 thru December 21, many local businesses will be coming together with Hope Creek Charitable Foundation to support local charities by collecting items needed to support, assist and bless that charity.

 

CHICK-FIL- A IN BOTHELL sponsoring Cardiac ICU Unit of University of Washington
Medical Center. A special safe area for families who have a relative at the hospital
long term that have acute and chronic heart disease and are in need of a heart
and/or other transplants. Patients range from 20-80 years of age. Most needed
items: coloring books for adults or children, colored pencils, Sudoku and crossword
puzzles, water color paint sets, playing cards, simple games, cozy socks and soft lap
blankets.

SPOTTED COW in MILL CREEK TOWN CENTER sponsoring Everett Gospel Mission.
The Gospel Mission exists to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless
and hurting as well as job training to break the cycle of homelessness. Most needed
items are blankets, sleeping bags, men’s and women’s socks and heavy jackets and
coats.

CHINA CITY in Mill Creek is sponsoring Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish
County. They provide a wide range of services for battered women and their
children to affect social change including temporary housing, shelter and food for
women and children. Most needed items are diapers of all sizes, personal toiletries
for young adults and gift cards (Target, Safeway, Fred Meyer).

ELEGANT DETAILS in Mill Creek & WOODINVILLE is sponsoring Cocoon House in
Everett. Cocoon House is committed to helping youth grow into meaningful adults.
They provide life and occupational skills for young adults to help them learn to
make good personal choices. Houses both families and teens. Most needed items are
teen clothing (sweatshirts and jeans), personal toiletries for young adults, gift cards
or gas cards, socks, pajamas, slippers and underwear.
SOCIAL GROUNDS in Bothell sponsoring Cardiac ICU Unit of University of
Washington hospital. A special safe area for families who have a relative at the
hospital long term that have acute and chronic heart disease and are in need of a
heart and/or other transplants. Patients range from 20-80 years of age. Most needed
items: coloring books for adults or children, colored pencils, Sukoda and crossword
puzzles, water color paint sets, playing cards, simple games, cozy socks and soft lap
blankets.

BELLA PIZZA & PASTA IN BOTHELL sponsoring Everett Gospel Mission. The Gospel
Mission exists to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless and hurting
as well as job training to break the cycle of homelessness. Most needed items are
blankets, sleeping bags, men’s and women’s socks and heavy jackets and coats.

ZEEKS PIZZA IN BOTHELL sponsoring Backpacks of Hope. BACKPACKS OF HOPE
provides weekend meals for children and their families every week of the school
year.
Here is a list of the most desired items: Granola bars, Canned fruit & vegetables,
Canned soup or chili, Canned tuna or chicken, Peanut butter or jelly (16oz, 24oz size,
plastic), Boxed cereal & instant oatmeal packets

SUNNY TERIYAKI IN BOTHELL is sponsoring Cocoon House in Everett. Cocoon
House is committed to helping youth grow into meaningful adults. They provide life
and occupational skills for young adults to help them learn to make good personal
choices. Houses both families and teens. Most needed items are teen clothing
(sweatshirts and jeans), personal toiletries for young adults, gift cards or gas cards,
socks, pajamas, slippers and underwear

FROST Donuts in Mill Creek Town Center sponsoring Backpacks of Hope which
provides weekend meals for children and their families every week of the school
year. (approximately 40 weeks of the year). We believe in feeding both the children
and their parents. Most needed items are canned meat, canned soup, canned fruit,
granola bars, peanut butter and jelly

 

 

We invite you to come and be a part of the giving this Christmas season. To make a donation, just stop by the any of the businesses listed above to find out more about what items are being collected during the first 12 days of December.

 

If you are a business who is interested in collecting for a local charity, please contact Cheryl@hoecreekcf.org.. We appreciate your support to make this a wonderful holiday season for those most in need. 

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BACKPACKS OF HOPE provides weekend meals for children and their families every week of the school year. (approximately 40 weeks of the year). We believe in feeding both the children and their parents. In the 2015-16 school year we served 100 families weekly from local schools in the Everett, Snohomish and Edmonds School District. We hope to add an additional 50 families for the 2016-17 school year.

Backpacks are filled on Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings. If you want to get involved in packing , leading a food drive at a local grocery store, or donating to this program, complete the volunteer form. There is a Food Bin in the lobby of Gold Creek Church where you can drop off donations Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.

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We have partnered with different senior centers to provide a special program or activity each month. Activities include children and parents and include events such as decorating pumpkins with the patients,  Veteran’s day programs, a resident fashion show, Christmas caroling and more.

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We maintain a volunteer-driven garden that provides fresh food to those in need in our area. We donate a percentage of our harvest to the Mill Creek Food Bank and also for families and volunteers in our community. Last year 750 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables were harvested and donated.

Please email us at volunteer@hopecreekcg.org if you are interested in volunteering. We would love to have you join us!

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Many local dentists will be opening up their offices for the day as well as two dental vans on site at Gold Creek Church from Medical Teams International.  The event is open to all adults! Urgent care provided for those with little or no dental insurance.  Simply show up the morning of the event.  No pre-appointments.

We’ll also be having free health tests, audiology tests and podiatry care.

Free breakfast and lunch are also provided.

This event is sponsored by Hope Creek Charitable Foundation.  For specific questions about the event call 425-220-7043 or visit our website at hopecreekcf.org

Next Dental Day: September 30, 2017

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Once a year more than 2000 volunteers participate throughout Snohomish County completing big and small projects in their communities. County parks, local Elementary and High schools, Cocoon House, McCollum Pool, Trinity Home, Interfaith Home, family residences and senior citizen’s homes are among some of the projects that are populated by a “sea” of volunteers. Also, oil changes, haircuts, car washes, manicures and a health clinic will be provided free of charge in various locations.

Click here to submit a project or volunteer for Day of Hope

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Mill Creek Community Food Bank’s mission is to provide assistance for our neighbors in need. We are a non-profit, community supported food bank operated exclusively by volunteers. We serve people living in the 98012 area code, as well as our nearby neighbors living just outside the Mill Creek city limits.

Please provide a photo ID along with a recent piece of mail to show you live within our service area.

Hours: Every Thursday from 4-7pm

Co-Directors:Linda Pazevic and Leslylee A. Kelledes

Email: foodbank@hopecreekcf.org

Phone: 425-876-7158

Location: Behind Gold Creek Community Church 4326 148th St. SE. Mill Creek WA 98012

Donations are always welcome! Currently the Food Bank is in the biggest need of:

Peanut Butter, Chili/baked beans, Canned Meats, Progresso/Campbell’s Home-style soups, Baking Mixes, Sugar, Flour, Oil, Salad Dressings, Oatmeal, Cereal, Pancake Mix, Syrup, Cup of noodles/Ramen , Boxed Potatoes, Stuffing, Boxed Pasta Sides/Rice, Canned Pineapple, Fruit Juices

Personal items:
Toilet Paper, Shampoo/conditioner, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes diapers, baby wipes.

Donation drop off location are at:

• Mill Creek City Hall
• YMCA – Mill Creek
• Albertson’s – Mill Creek
• Gold Creek Community Church (mark specifically for Mill Creek Community Food Bank)

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Hope Creek Charitable Foundation has partnered with Medical Teams International to provide free urgent and preventative care to low income patients. This program is for those who lack dental insurance or any realistic way to pay for dental treatment. Mobile dental vans go out quarterly to our communities.

TAILGATE On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, a team of volunteers serves dinner to the homeless and those in need in downtown Everett. We provide a hot meal, sack lunch, personal toiletries, gently used clothing, blankets and sleeping bags. An average of 120-140 guests are served each time. Besides providing the basic essentials, we believe in building relationships of trust, hope, are and friendship. If you want to find out more or get involved complete the volunteer form.