Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Announcements of Community Holiday Giving Updated Here

Free Christmas Trees

The Redmond Mustang boys basketball team will be at the Swedish/Redmond ER public open house this Saturday, December 18 to help with the Christmas tree maze. 18100 Union Hill Road.

After the open house ends at 2 p.m., Swedish/Redmond is giving away the trees used to build the tree maze – potentially up to 500 trees that were purchased to build it. Swedish has Hopelink and Together Center: Family Resource Center – on board. They and will be getting the word to their clients.

Between 2-3 p.m., it’s open only to the charities. After 3 p.m. on Saturday if the demand is not there, we will flip a sign that says ‘Free Christmas Trees’ that will then be open to anyone driving by. 18100 Union Hill Road in Redmond,  By Ed Boyle, Swedish
Give Warmth --  Coat Drive

To help local youth and families in need this winter, Carolann Joy Salon is teaming up with Friends of Youth in Redmond with a ‘Give Warmth Coat Drive’ at its Redmond, Washington salon.  (Read More)

Drop off location until is:  The salon at 8336 164th Ave NE next to the 7-Eleven near downtown Redmond. This location will be open for donations until January 22.  Givers receive a 5% Salon service discount. (Read More)
Give Warmth Coat Drive

Friends of Youth, celebrating 60 years, is a non-profit agency dedicated to supporting youth and their families in King and Snohomish counties. Friends of Youth provides a broad range of services to improve its clients’ emotional stability and self-sufficiency, including homeless shelters, transitional housing, outreach, mental health counseling and substance abuse prevention and treatment.

Cheryl Schnelle, Volunteer Coordinator at Friends of Youth says:
We have many homeless youth in our shelters and through outreach that would benefit from your generosity as well as youth and families in our transitional living facilities and foster homes. The numbers are well over 700 so any and all coats would be fabulous!
For more information, visit  or phone 425-869-6490
Anyone who contributes a coat will receive 5% off any service at Carolann Joy Salon.

Carolann Joy Salon is by appointment only; coats will need to be dropped off during appointment hours. Coats can be dropped off on most Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 4pm and most Saturdays between 9am and 2pm. Anyone interested in donating a coat can check Carolann Joy Salon’s website,  , to view additional days and times.

Carolann said their goal is to present Friends of Youth with 700 coats.
“Just think, how such a small gesture can make a significant difference in someone else’s life.”

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