Stories tagged: charity
Mon., Dec. 30, 2019
The executive director of Priority Spokane can point to charts and graphs showing the effect community health workers have had on reducing homelessness among local youth. But there’s also a …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 23, 2019
The Christmas Bureau is closed, with toys and books successfully given out to thousands of children who will wake up Christmas morning with a present. There’s still money to raise …
Mon., Dec. 23, 2019
A gift of live music is one of the perks the Christmas Bureau provides to recipients who come to get a food vouchers, toys and books for their children. A …
Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
The toy room was busy and lines were long Wednesday as people ventured out on snowy roads for the first day of the Christmas Bureau at the Spokane County Fair …
Wed., Dec. 11, 2019
Last minute preparations were underway Tuesday at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center as volunteers prepared to open the doors of the Christmas Bureau to recipients Wednesday morning.
Mon., Dec. 9, 2019
Volunteers need to be fed, toys need to be bagged and musicians need a place to play to bring the Christmas Bureau to life every year. The bureau will open …
Mon., Dec. 9, 2019
Spokane Salvation Army seeks help amid concerns red kettle fundraising will fall $84,000 short of goal
With fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as less cash in the pockets of shoppers, the Spokane Salvation Army is projecting a shortfall in collections at its …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019
Tattoos for a cause in CdA: ‘We try to do a few things each year to contribute to the health and welfare of our community’
On Thursday and Friday, Electric Age Tattoo in downtown Coeur d’Alene awarded its customers free tattoos from predrawn flash sheets in exchange for donations to Children’s Village, a North Idaho …
Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
While non-profit organizations often depend on local support, many aren’t willing or able to accept donations from the legal cannabis industry.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
Colleen Connors and her daughter, Sophie Owens, are two of the dedicated volunteers who keep the Christmas Bureau running smoothly every year as toys and books are given to children …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
It took more than 1,600 volunteers to put together and distribute 11,000 Thanksgiving meals for Tom’s Turkey Drive over the last several days. For many families, that meant they didn’t …
Sun., Nov. 24, 2019
Your Better Business Bureau offers the tips to keep in mind as you donate this holiday season.
Sun., Sept. 22, 2019
For the past two decades, Paula Bulkley has been racking up hundreds of hours of volunteer service at Shriner’s Hospital on the South Hill. The only thing that cuts into …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019
Jake Peterson said ideas started going through his head for how he could help kids in need of shoes two weeks. He started a Facebook page for donations about a …
Tue., June 18, 2019
Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest …
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
As a former model and long-time owner of downtown Spokane’s The Makeup Studio, Julie Farley knows a thing or two about putting your best face forward. But it’s not just …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
Dana Rowan wasn’t sure about sophomore Sydney Lyman’s pitch a few years ago to create a community service club at Mead High School. Then the teenager sent her a fully …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018
President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation reached a deal Tuesday to dissolve while Trump fights allegations he misused assets for business and political purposes.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Christmas tree display benefiting Spokane Symphony contains memorial for late auto dealer, philanthropist
The family of Marlene Kay “Marti” Hollenback, who died suddenly last spring, have developed a Christmas package full of the late philanthropist and community volunteer’s favorite things. The tree, sponsored …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018
The coin was discovered Thursday morning, wrapped in a $100 bill, according to the news release. It was also accompanied by an anonymous letter.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
Now in its seventh year, Giving Tuesday is a national response to the post-Thanksgiving commercial spending holidays that urges donors to consider charitable gifts. This year, several Spokane nonprofits will …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
‘Mrs. Santa’ and her ‘elves’ prepare for another season of giving at the Spokane Guild School on Black Friday
Marilyn Henderson, the retired program coordinator at the school for children with developmental disabilities, is prepping for yet another season of giving away toys to families. Henderson, who signs letters …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
Many Spokane organizations will be providing Thanksgiving meals over the holiday.
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018
Washington sues two charities in national crackdown on groups that falsely claim to help veterans.
Sun., June 24, 2018
Better Business Bureau receives reports and complaints from around the country about a variety of fun runs that get canceled at short notice, often with no refunds. We also receive …
UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018
Jim Daly, president of the conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family, visited Coeur d’Alene on Thursday to promote the organization’s Wait No More adoption conference to be held in …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017
In this season of giving, charity seems to be getting an extra jolt because next year the popular tax deduction for donations will lose a lot of its punch.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017
J.J. Watt had a modest goal when he launched a fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017
Facebook is pledging $50 million a year to match disaster-relief donations, part of a bevy of tools and efforts around charitable causes the social media giant announced Wednesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017
Collecting donations for the Christmas Bureau, a community effort devoted to providing food and toys to families for Christmas, largely takes place between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year.