WSAJ CARES ꔷ JUNE 7-18, 2021

Organized by WSAJ Public Affairs Committee
Co-chairs: John Webber & Grant Gellatly


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Mary's Place -

We provide safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. Since 1999, Mary's Place has helped hundreds of women and families move out of homelessness into more stable situations. Across five emergency family shelters in King County, we keep struggling families together, inside, and safe when they have no place else to go, providing resources, housing and employment services, community and hope.
Contribute to the Mary's Place Amazon Wishlist here -


Lambert House LGBT Youth Community Center -

Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills.
Contribute to the Lambert House Amazon Wishlist here -
or learn about more giving opportunities here -


Carl Maxey Center -

The Carl Maxey Center will be a sustainable/green and technologically innovative hub on 5th Avenue in Spokane's East Central neighborhood. The Center is committed to changing lives and improving the well-being of Spokane's African American community by expanding the educational, economic and cultural opportunities that are currently available. The Carl Maxey Center formed to address the racial disparities that currently exist and have persisted in Spokane and will do so by focusing on Equity; Racial & Social Justice; Business & Workforce Development; Education & Advocacy and Cultural Enrichment. The long term goal of the Carl Maxey Center is to uplift, empower and transform Spokane's African American community from the inside out.
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Asian Counseling and Referral Service -

The ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities - including immigrants, refugees, and American-born - by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services.
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Eastside for All -

East King County is a beautiful, dynamic community that attracts people from across the globe. But despite our region's many assets and strengths, we are also home to the same disturbing trends that exist in other parts of the world - racial disparities, marginalization, gentrification and xenophobia. This results in a lack of safety, a diminished sense of belonging, inequitable representation in decision-making, and limited access to opportunities for people from historically marginalized communities. It's time for a safe, welcoming, and just Eastside FOR ALL.
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Black Future Co-Op Fund -

Created by and for Black Washingtonians, the Black Future Co-op Fund is a new paradigm for philanthropy uplifting Black-led solutions that ignite Black generational wealth, health, and well-being. The Fund is Washington state's first all Black-led philanthropic organization, and is uniquely positioned to lead transformational change with Black Washingtonians..
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Social Justice Fund Northwest -

Social Justice Fund NW is a foundation working at the frontlines of social change. We leverate the resources of our members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
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Valley Girls & Guys! -
They are a local cancer charity that supports patients, family members, & caregivers. All proceeds (as in 100%) is directed locally to fund diagnostic testing and biopsies for those under or uninsured, provide annual scholarships to high school seniors from three local school districts, send 70 + children affected by a cancer diagnosis to summer camp each year, fund a patient assistance program at Valley Medical Center, sponsor monthly support groups, and fund local cancer research. Last year they held the inaugural “Be The Hope” walk in Maple Valley and raised over $750,000.00. This is an annual event and ALL (100%) of the monies raised at this event, as is with ALL of their events, goes directly to the programs referenced above to help local cancer patients and their families. In addition to the above, they provide WHO dreams for those terminally ill with cancer. Finally, they have the Glenda Weiler Blanket of Hope program which sends blankets of comfort, WORLDWIDE to those undergoing cancer treatment.
Learn more and donate here -


If there's an organization or project in your community that should be on this list, please email with all the details. Thank you!

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