Fundraising Section

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]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits; here’s how YOU can help

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits; here’s how YOU can help

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits! Do you want to help your community and have fun at the same time? The 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival – sponsored by the Rotary Club of... [Read more]

PODCAST: Obama cites Highline Public Schools; change in weather & more…

PODCAST: Obama cites Highline Public Schools; change in weather & more…

Here’s episode #37 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s annual Spaghetti Dinner is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s annual Spaghetti Dinner is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s annual Spaghetti Dinner is this Saturday, Feb. 13, from 5 – 8 p.m, in Fellowship Hall. Raffle tickets for beautiful baskets. Candle lights, table service,... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park gives $10,066 to Music4Life

Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park gives $10,066 to Music4Life

The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park  this week presented a check for $10,066 to David Endicott, CEO of Highline Music4Life. These funds will help provide instruments for children in our region who... [Read more]

CONTEST: Win 2 tickets to the Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming March 4-5!

CONTEST: Win 2 tickets to the Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming March 4-5!

Win 2 tickets to the 12th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival! The Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park is proud to present the 12th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival at the Des Moines Beach Park... [Read more]