Summer Love 2017 Wrap Up

 

We started out summer 2017 with a goal of serving 15,000 volunteer hours in our community through Summer Love. As summer has come to an end, we are filled with gratitude for all we were able to do for others and excited to announce that we exceeded our goal and had the best summer ever in the process!

Together, we served over 22,800 volunteer hours!

 We saw individuals rise up to participate in Summer Love through events we organized as well as in their own way. Summer Love has been all about linking arms with organizations and showing love to our community! We had ‘whatever it takes’ attitudes, and served our hearts out.

Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean serving others has to stop. Each week Champions Foundation has opportunities to serve others and give back to our community.

Check out the upcoming events HERE! 

Wondering what we did this summer? Below is a list of many ways we served:

Hosted the annual Tacoma Clean Up where we saw 98 tons of garbage removed from our neighborhood

We handed out ice-cream and waters to people from the community on hot days

Missions Trip to Los Angeles

Missions Trip to Uganda

Missions Trip to Nicaragua

Served thousands of meals to homeless in Tacoma & Seattle

Partnered with the Seattle Mariners to raise money to fight hunger

Attended Foster Care Alliance Meetings

Served at a Local Retirement Home

Wrote hundreds of Letters of Encouragement to First Responders & Military

Groups participated with Search & Rescue and served hundreds of people living on the streets

Multiple Cuts for a Cause events providing free haircuts for men, women, and children

Community Events with Movies in the Park at the Downtown Bellevue Park

SPARK Birthday Parties for homeless children

Cleaning, painting, & renovations at New Beginnings Home in Puyallup

Hanging with kids during lunch at a local Elementary School

Adopted a Block in Bellevue and cleaned up Robinson Park in Bellevue

Hosted a Back to School Backpack Drive

Hosted Anti-Trafficking Meetings

Care packages made for people involved in our Deaf Culture

Helped people move house

People cleaned up their own neighborhoods, which started conversations about community outreach

We were apart of #ServeDay with 408 other organizations across the globe

Made packs of organic soaps and donated to single moms

Pants Drive for the Downtown Emergency Service Center in King County

Volunteers stepped up and served in their own time at the Rescue Mission

Volunteered with Jonathan Stewart Football Camp

Helped at the Samaritan’s Feet Foot Wash Event

Handed out waters at Seattle to Portland bike ride

Participated in the Ride to Remember for Fallen Police Officers

Back to School Event at Waller Road Elementary

Served at FareStart in Seattle

Participated in Jubilee Service Day and helped to set up Spiritridge Elementary School

. . .and more!

Thanks to everyone came alongside us and helped to make this the best summer, ever!

-Champions Foundation Team

 

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