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Giving During a Time of Crisis – Foster Parents Article

06.03.2020 By Meaghan Quinlan, Associate Director of Relationship Development I often tell people that I say “thank you” for a living. Although many people assume my job as a fundraiser is mostly about asking for money, I would say a greater portion of my time is spent thanking people. It’s equally important to show them how their contributions have made an impact on youth and young adults experiencing foster care.    During this time of crisis and uncertainty, people are understandably concerned about their personal health and finances. As we do…

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Treehouse Meets with ‘State Raised’ Inmates – Foster Parents Article

02.19.2020 By Jesse Colman, Treehouse Public Relations Specialist Alongside elected officials and representatives from the child welfare, school, juvenile and criminal justice systems, a group of Treehouse employees and board members were led single file through a series of locking doors and security checks. Asked to leave their cell phones behind, their connection with the outside world closed behind them. For the next seven hours, they would get a small glimpse at prison life. In partnership with the Raikes Foundation…

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Workpointe Delivers for Youth in Foster Care – Foster Parents Article

01.29.2020 By Brianna Franco, Marketing & Policy Intern The trucks at Workpointe usually deliver furniture for their customers. In partnership with Treehouse, they’re bringing backpacks and other essentials to youth in foster care. “Treehouse has a fantastic mission that not only helps the kids day to day, but has a plan to support them down the road as they work toward their futures. Providing foster kids with academic guidance builds their confidence and closes the achievement gap,” said Kylee Westmark,…

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Treehouse Families Ride Into the Holidays – Foster Parents Article

12.11.2019 By Catherine Krummey, Treehouse Marketing & Social Media Manager Dozens of kids in foster care and their families came together Saturday for the ninth annual “Ride Into the Holidays,” held in collaboration with the Seattle Center Monorail and the Downtown Seattle Association. The event started with everyone gathering at the Seattle Center Monorail Station for refreshments, caricatures, crafts and creations from a balloon artist. From there, we boarded the train to Westlake Center. We took some time on the train to…

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More Than 30 Reasons to Be Thankful – Foster Parents Article

11.27.2019 By Catherine Krummey, Treehouse Marketing & Social Media Manager This holiday season, we have a lot to be thankful for at Treehouse. For the past 30 days, we have been celebrating by sharing our gratitude for our youth, volunteers, donors, caregivers, community partners and more on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with our #30daysofthanks posts. Youth, Caregivers and Staff “I’m thankful for the young adults who I get to meet with every week. I’m thankful to walk alongside them, building…

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Spokane Group Sends Youth Back to School with New Backpacks – Foster Parents Article

06.05.2019 By Dana Petrarca, Treehouse Community Engagement Officer The Seattle Reproductive Medicine Spokane team hosted a donation drive for Spokane County youth in foster care last summer. “Our SRM Spokane team really enjoyed using our time and talent to help the youth of Spokane with back-to-school goodies,” said Melanie Mikkelsen, Counselor and Donor Liaison at SRM Spokane. “Even though our staff is small in numbers, it felt great to make a difference to youth who need our support the most.”…

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Celebrity Chef Tom Douglas Mentors 4 Youth in Latest Treehouse Video – Foster Parents Article

05.01.2019 By Catherine Krummey, Treehouse Marketing & Social Media Manager Four of the youth we serve were recently mentored by renowned Seattle chef Tom Douglas. Treehouse youth Paris, Skyler, Philipe and Journey all want to pursue culinary careers. “This experience really made me realize how easily attainable this dream is,” Journey said. “It’s not just a dream anymore. I’m actually making my way there now.” Tom invited our youth to Hot Stove Society, his culinary learning space in Seattle. He…

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