YOU made it happen
2022 was a banner year at RFWF! Thanks to our donors, partners and volunteers, we were able to step further into prevention work by expanding our free-of-charge and easily accessible licensed mental health counseling. We were also able to continue meeting needs through our core programs such as Neighbors Feeding Neighbors and the Care Van, despite increased need and rising operating costs.
Despite soaring food and gas prices, we were able to expand our reach by 29% last year! Our supporters continue to rise to the challenge and help take care of our neighbors in need. We are so grateful. Here is a look at what we did together:
CARE VAN CARE KITS
Our Care Van regularly transports riders being discharged from the hospital. Occasionally, these riders are under-dressed, wearing only what they wore on the ambulance ride to the hospital.
We keep Care Kits on board the van that include socks, robes, blankets, bottled water, pop-top soups and snacks to send them home with.
We are currently out of care kits! Would you be willing to shop our Amazon Wish List and send some supplies our way? We, along with our riders, would be so grateful!
We are proud to be a member of Enumclaw Youth Empowered, a community coalition, dedicated to preventing youth substance use & abuse.
EYE is hosting a free series to help parents open up crucial lines of communications with their children. Free childcare and dinner provided!
My name is Karma Kauffman and I have been cooking for the Senior Hot Meals program since 2014, a year after the program launched. I was so impressed with the vision Christine Williams and others had for feeding the shut-in seniors in our community nutritious hot meals that I knew I wanted to be a part of it.
It’s so enriching being part of an organization that uses local resources to solve community needs. I love supporting a cause I care about, making a difference and the great feelings it brings. Plus, I’ve made a lot of friends along the way.
We are so grateful for Karma – for her heart and the joy she brings to the kitchen. She is a ray of sunshine!
If you’re interested in volunteering with any of our programs, please let us know! Volunteers make our programs possible.
GIVE BLOOD. SAVE LIVES.
We are in the midst of a blood supply crisis. Every 3 seconds, a person in the Puget Sound region needs life-saving blood. Donation takes less than 60 minutes.
YEAR END GIVING STATEMENTS
2022 Year-end giving statements were sent last week. If you have not received a statement of gifts via USPS or if your statement did not look correct, please let us know by simply replying to this email.
Thank you for your tax-deductible donations!
WE HAVE A GIFT FOR YOU!
Did you know that you can start a monthly sponsorship in which you are matched with a local senior citizen and actually start an ongoing penpal relationship with them. This connection is such a blessing – for both the senior and the sponsor!
You can also sponsor a local student in the Backpack Program and receive at least two correspondences each year (anonymous for child protection purposes).
Not only can you start an incredible penpal relationship but we have something extra for you, too. In 2023, all new monthly donors will receive a super cool, hope-inspiring t-shirt. For our existing monthly donors, you’ll receive one too!