Fundraising Section

Mt. Rainier alum/police officer seriously injured in accident; fundraiser started

Mt. Rainier alum/police officer seriously injured in accident; fundraiser started

Sgt. Wing Woo – a graduate of Mt. Rainier High School who also served as Mayor of Burien from 2002-2003 – was involved in a tragic accident this week while vacationing with his family in Maui. Reports... [Read more]

‘Find Your Treasure’ at Legacy Fundraiser at Beach Park on Wednesday, July 6

‘Find Your Treasure’ at Legacy Fundraiser at Beach Park on Wednesday, July 6

Live large, win big, play hard, shop till you drop, eat great BBQ, listen to great tunes and support local underprivileged youngsters by joining the Legacy for Kids Silent Auction and Raffle on Wednesday,... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. SAVE THE DATE: The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park is rallying its members, sponsors and the surrounding communities for the annual... [Read more]

Des Moines Community ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ will be July 6

Des Moines Community ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ will be July 6

Destination Des Moines’ Community BBQ fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, July 6, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park. This year will include a Beer and Wine Garden, along with a Root... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Habitat for Humanity Auction is June 4

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Habitat for Humanity Auction is June 4

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a Habitat for Humanity Auction on Saturday, June 4, at Fellowship Hall.  Doors open at 10 a.m., and 1st Tables close  at 6:05 p.m., with the live auction starting... [Read more]

2016 Scholarships Awarded by Dollars for Scholars

2016 Scholarships Awarded by Dollars for Scholars

On Wednesday, May 18 the Des Moines Dollars for Scholars organization held their annual scholarship presentation at the Des Moines Yacht Club. Active since 2001 this locally operated organization pulls... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding huge Rummage Sale this weekend

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding huge Rummage Sale this weekend

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a huge Rummage Sale this weekend – Friday & Saturday, May 20 and 21. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, and will take place... [Read more]

Help #StampOutHunger – at your mailbox – this Saturday, May 14

Help #StampOutHunger – at your mailbox – this Saturday, May 14

The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive will be this Saturday, May 14. The food drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is the world’s largest... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Legacy Nights’ fundraiser event has been CANCELLED

UPDATE: ‘Legacy Nights’ fundraiser event has been CANCELLED

Due to low ticket sales, the Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s ‘Legacy Nights’ fundraiser for Youth Services Scholarships has been cancelled, organizers told The Waterland Blog Friday morning,... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High senior Osmat Shamdeen wins first-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship

Mt. Rainier High senior Osmat Shamdeen wins first-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship

The first-ever ‘Tinship’ – a $6,000 scholarship funded by Burien’s Tin Room Bar & Theater – was recently awarded to Osmat Shamdeen, a senior at Mount Rainier High School: The... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s ‘Legacy Nights’ events will be May 13-14

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s ‘Legacy Nights’ events will be May 13-14

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation – a local non-profit that raises funds for Youth and Senior Services in and around the Des Moines Area – will be holding ‘Legacy Nights,’ a two-night fundraiser,... [Read more]

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital Spring Luncheon is April 21

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital Spring Luncheon is April 21

The Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s annual fashion show and Luncheon will be Thursday, April 21, 2016, starting at 11:30 a.m. It will be held at Grace Lutheran Church,... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Announces Gold Star Award Nominees

Highline Schools Foundation Announces Gold Star Award Nominees

The Highline Schools Foundation’s annual ‘Gold Star Awards’ nominees were announced on Tuesday, March 8, and will be presented at their annual BASH on Thursday, March 17. Each year,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from opening night of the Poverty Bay Wine Festival

PHOTOS: Scenes from opening night of the Poverty Bay Wine Festival

The 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival fundraiser was uncorked Friday night, and attendees got into the spirit by using the hashtag #drinktomusic. The fest continues today – Saturday, March 5 –... [Read more]

REMINDER: Got tix yet? The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: Got tix yet? The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: The 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival takes place this Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5 at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. It’ll be UNCORKED & UNPLUGGED, with... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation buys sculpture & freezers for ‘Meals on Wheels’

Des Moines Legacy Foundation buys sculpture & freezers for ‘Meals on Wheels’

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation is a local non-profit that raises funds for Youth and Senior Services in and around the Des Moines Area, and here’s the latest from them: Tree of Life! The Des Moines... [Read more]

Cove to Clover fundraiser will run – and crawl – through the area March 11-13

Cove to Clover fundraiser will run – and crawl – through the area March 11-13

17-year old Marques Chacon leads his twin brother Matthew at the top of Snake Hill during last year’s Cove to Clover race. Marques went on to win the race with a time of 18:12. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Uncorked & Unplugged’ Poverty Bay Wine Festival is next weekend!

REMINDER: ‘Uncorked & Unplugged’ Poverty Bay Wine Festival is next weekend!

REMINDER: There are just a matter of days left before the 12th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Fest, coming to Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium next weekend – Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5! Tickets... [Read more]