Finding Time to Breathe

If you’re like me, you’ve no doubt noticed the Himalayan sea salt craze. In fact, my parents have not just one, but two large, peach-colored, mineral-rich jagged slabs in their home. One downstairs in the living area and one in their bedroom. They purchased theirs several years ago from a friend of a friend, but you can find them everywhere…

Restoring Faith by Design

Imagine a family moving into their first home from a shelter and the home has no furniture—children sitting, sleeping and eating on the floor. Now, imagine an organization that helps create stability for these recently homeless families by furnishing and decorating the empty home. An organization that helps restore dignity to people who have been homeless and creates a warm…

Maja Arnold Designs

Ever wonder why a wedding band is typically worn on one’s left “ring” finger? It directly connects a loved one to your heart—literally and figuratively. Beginning with ancient Roman culture, the belief that a vein in the fourth digit known as the Vena Amoris (Vein of Love) directly carries blood back to one’s heart, the symbolism of the ring/marriage and where it…

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

 Article Earl Benjamin  As a recent transplant, I’ve been blown away observing the tremendous amount of support devoted to young people in the greater Seattle area. The Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is the third largest major metro organization in the United States. Founded in 1943, it has served more than 26,000 youth in 2017. Kids and teens are…

giving a dress a 
second chance at the dance floor

Ruby Room is a formalwear program that allows low-income teens in western Washington to be included in milestone moments during their high school years. These moments include quinceañeras, proms and homecomings. The Bellevue-based boutique services 400-500 eligible teens per year, and members in the community donate its entire inventory, which includes cocktail dresses, formal dresses, shoes, accessories, handbags, suits and…

Weaving Hope

Founded by CEO and Chairman Connie Duckworth, ARZU began in Afghanistan in 2004. With a four-person team and 30 weavers, ARZU created a social entrepreneurship empire that has since grown into a life-changing business. 

Investing in Education for All Students in Bellevue

Lynn Juniel recounts the time she visited a Bellevue kindergarten where a student was busy tinkering with a robot. But this was no ordinary 5-year-old play. 

Playing the Long Game

Randall Morris might be best known as a former Seattle Seahawk running back who played in the mid-to-late '80s, but for the last two decades, golf and charity have been his game.

Living From the Heart and Going Beyond

The Beyond Project is a nonprofit organization that connects beauty and wellness professionals to established organizations in the community that support those coming out of devastating circumstances, such as domestic violence, homelessness and trafficking.

Washington Women In Need

Washington Women in Need celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Founded in 1992, the nonprofit’s founder, Julia Love Pritt, started WWIN to empower women and help them improve their lives. Inspired by her own mother’s struggles with poverty, and limited access to healthcare and education, Julia and WWIN have assisted more than 5,600 low-income women with education and healthcare grants,…