Fundraising Section

REMINDER: Tree Lighting is this Friday night at Big Catch Plaza!

REMINDER: Tree Lighting is this Friday night at Big Catch Plaza!

REMINDER: Kick-off the Holiday Season at the annual Destination Des Moines Tree Lighting event at Big Catch Plaza this Friday, Dec. 1, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.! The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park collects almost 500 Coats for Kids

Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park collects almost 500 Coats for Kids

The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park recently completed its annual Coats for Kids Drive, and this year they collected almost 500 coats! This year, the Club chose to support Parkside Elementary... [Read more]

Help hungry Highline College students on this #GivingTuesday

Help hungry Highline College students on this #GivingTuesday

Too hungry to learn… Students facing food insecurity are more likely to miss classes and suffer academically. According to a survey of a sample of Highline students, 49% of students had struggled with... [Read more]

On #GivingTuesday, please help the local ‘No Kids Left Inside’ cause

On #GivingTuesday, please help the local ‘No Kids Left Inside’ cause

This holiday season, consider a tax-deductible gift that will continue to pay dividends for years: Please help local cause ‘NO KIDS LEFT INSIDE‘ on this #Giving Tuesday! Every kid deserves... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce bringing back ‘Success Foundation’

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce bringing back ‘Success Foundation’

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Monday (Nov. 13) that it will be bringing back its 501 c 3 enterprise, previously known as the ‘Success Foundation.’ This new initiative... [Read more]

Holiday Bazaar fundraiser for youth basketball team will be Saturday, Nov. 25

Holiday Bazaar fundraiser for youth basketball team will be Saturday, Nov. 25

Don’t miss the ‘Team Swish’ 2017 Holiday Gift Bazaar, to be held Saturday, Nov. 25 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Shop with crafters, artists and local small businesses. Enjoy... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s Bayside Brunch raised nearly $28,000!

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s Bayside Brunch raised nearly $28,000!

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s 18th annual Bayside Brunch was a rockin’ good time on Sunday, Nov. 5 at Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines. The fun, disco-themed fundraiser raised nearly... [Read more]

Praisealujah Ministries holding ‘Big Blue Barrels Food Drive’ this weekend

Praisealujah Ministries holding ‘Big Blue Barrels Food Drive’ this weekend

Praisealujah Ministries will be holding a ‘Big Blue Barrels Food Drive’ this weekend. “Over 5,000 people in our local communities receive food each month through Praisealujah Food Ministry.... [Read more]

Des Moines’ ‘Tip-A-Cop’ event brings in over $4,000 for Special Olympics

Des Moines’ ‘Tip-A-Cop’ event brings in over $4,000 for Special Olympics

The picture is most but not all of the afternoon group and was provided by Yvonne Nutting.   The final tally is in from the recent Tip–A–Cop event at the Des Moines Red Robin, and the total raised... [Read more]

Rotary holding Community Coat Drive for Kids, and here’s how you can help

Rotary holding Community Coat Drive for Kids, and here’s how you can help

It’s starting to get cold outside – it’s time to turn up the thermostat and put on an extra jacket. For some young kids in our community though, it isn’t as simple as that. Sadly, some kids... [Read more]

Judson Park holding Holiday Bazaars this weekend

Judson Park holding Holiday Bazaars this weekend

Judson Park will be holding Holiday Bazaars this weekend – on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. Here are the details: WHAT: Judson Park Bazaar WHEN: Friday, October 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00... [Read more]

‘Normal is overrated’; MRHS student Cassidy Huff to perform at Benaroya Nov. 10

‘Normal is overrated’; MRHS student Cassidy Huff to perform at Benaroya Nov. 10

A great story about inspirational local icon Cassidy Huff – Blog columnist, Burien ‘Citizen of the Year’ and student at Mount Rainier High School who has gone through 41 surgeries – was... [Read more]

Get Disco Fever at annual Bayside Brunch fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 5

Get Disco Fever at annual Bayside Brunch fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 5

Put on your Boogie Shoes for this year’s 18th annual Bayside Brunch DISCO FEVER at Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines, coming Sunday, Nov. 5 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon! The Des Moines Legacy Foundation... [Read more]

‘Burien Man’ arts fest SeaCompression coming to Burien this Saturday night

‘Burien Man’ arts fest SeaCompression coming to Burien this Saturday night

From our sister site The B-Town Blog: SeaCompression – an arts-centric fundraiser festival sometimes called ‘Burien Man’ – is returning to Burien this Saturday, Oct. 14, from 4 p.m. –... [Read more]

‘Tip A Cop’ fundraiser for Special Olympics will be Saturday, Oct. 21

‘Tip A Cop’ fundraiser for Special Olympics will be Saturday, Oct. 21

Please join the Des Moines, Normandy Park and Port of Seattle Police Departments for ‘Tip A Cop,’ a fundraiser for Special Olympics on Saturday, Oct. 21. Cops will be “serving” food (instead... [Read more]

Enjoy an Evening of Song at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sat., Oct. 21

Enjoy an Evening of Song at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sat., Oct. 21

Saltwater Music Series & Des Moines United Methodist Church present: An Evening of Song with Rachel Duval WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 7pm WHERE: Des Moines United Methodist Church, 22225... [Read more]

Zombie Fest will raise awareness about disaster preparedness on Sat., Sept. 16

Zombie Fest will raise awareness about disaster preparedness on Sat., Sept. 16

Hundreds of Zombies of all ages will gather for the 6th annual Zombie Fest Northwest on Saturday, Sept. 16 to celebrate the beginning of the haunting and holiday season! Zombie Fest Northwest, formerly... [Read more]

Arts Gala on Poverty Bay fundraiser Auction & Sale will be Friday, Sept. 22

Arts Gala on Poverty Bay fundraiser Auction & Sale will be Friday, Sept. 22

The Arts Gala on Poverty Bay fundraiser Auction & Sale will be held at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 22, from 5 – 9 p.m. An evening of great arts featuring Poverty Bay’s... [Read more]

REMINDER: Last chance to save $5 off tix for Saturday’s Blues & Brews Fest!

REMINDER: Last chance to save $5 off tix for Saturday’s Blues & Brews Fest!

REMINDER: The 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will rock the waterfront from Noon – 8 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park this Saturday, Aug. 26! And this is your last chance to save $5 off... [Read more]

‘Pip! Pip! Cheerio!’ Let’s all go to the English Fête on Saturday, Sept. 9!

‘Pip! Pip! Cheerio!’ Let’s all go to the English Fête on Saturday, Sept. 9!

Fête rhymes with PLATE and you will HATE to miss the 4th annual English Fête on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton. Festive village fêtes are fairs,... [Read more]