Volunteer Section

Des Moines Legacy Foundation donates $4,000 to Meals on Wheels

Des Moines Legacy Foundation donates $4,000 to Meals on Wheels

For the second time in 10 years, the Des Moines Legacy Foundation has donated funds to the King County Meals on Wheels program for Des Moines homebound seniors in need of nutritious meals – this year,... [Read more]

Patrice Thorell honored with 2019 Legacy Award

Patrice Thorell honored with 2019 Legacy Award

At Saturday’s dedication ceremony for the new Marinascope sculpture, longtime resident Patrice Thorell was honored with the 2019 Legacy Award from the Des Moines Legacy Foundation. Below is a photo... [Read more]

Legacy Foundation helps build wheelchair ramps, steps for low income seniors

Legacy Foundation helps build wheelchair ramps, steps for low income seniors

At the February 2019 meeting of the Des Moines Legacy Foundation, board members voted to approve a grant for $5,000 submitted by Grace in ACTION for the construction of wheelchair ramps, and home step... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Why do barnacles stand on their heads?   What do sea stars like to eat? How do moon snails lay their eggs?  Learn to answer these and other fun questions by volunteering as a Seattle Aquarium Beach... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at final Des Moines Farmers Market Saturday

Donors needed for Blood Drive at final Des Moines Farmers Market Saturday

Donors are needed for a Blood Drive at the final Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market this Saturday, Sept. 29: When you give blood, it is 100% guaranteed that you will help save local lives. Please help... [Read more]

See George C Scott’s new sculpture ‘Kaleidoscope’ on Saturday, Oct. 6

See George C Scott’s new sculpture ‘Kaleidoscope’ on Saturday, Oct. 6

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation and renowned Artist George C Scott are collaborating to create a new sculpture – “Kaleidoscope” – funded by the Port of Seattle’s ACE grant program... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Des Moines Farmers Market on Sat., Sept. 29

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Des Moines Farmers Market on Sat., Sept. 29

Donors are needed for a Blood Drive that will be held at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. “When you give blood, it is 100% guaranteed that... [Read more]

Interactive ‘StormFest’ is coming to Des Moines Beach Park Oct. 10-11

Interactive ‘StormFest’ is coming to Des Moines Beach Park Oct. 10-11

‘StormFest’ is an interactive stormwater science focused educational festival for 6th grade students in the Highline School District, and it’s coming to Des Moines Beach Park on Oct.... [Read more]

Tree owners in South King County invited to share fruit for ‘Harvest for All’

Tree owners in South King County invited to share fruit for ‘Harvest for All’

Non-profit City Fruit is seeking tree owners in South King County to join its growing fruit sharing community as the organization prepares for its first major Harvest outside Seattle. Earlier this year... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Des Moines Farmers Market Saturday

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Des Moines Farmers Market Saturday

There will be a Blood Drive at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market this Saturday, June 30, and donors are needed. “Donate, and you could help save 3 lives!” There are still 19 open appointments,... [Read more]

United Way and Highline College partner for FREE income tax prep services

United Way and Highline College partner for FREE income tax prep services

Community members can get their taxes done for free, thanks to a partnership between United Way of King County and Highline College. Households that make less than $66,000 are eligible, as long as tax... [Read more]

Train derailment results in urgent plea for Blood Donors – here’s how to help

Train derailment results in urgent plea for Blood Donors – here’s how to help

Bloodworks Northwest issued an urgent appeal for donors on Monday (Dec. 18), following the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train between Tacoma and Olympia that is making major demands on the community... [Read more]

Local Boy Scouts have completed Des Moines’ Barnes Creek Trail Project

Local Boy Scouts have completed Des Moines’ Barnes Creek Trail Project

The Barnes Creek Trail project has been completed, and here’s a first-hand account of it courtesy Boy Scout Joel Mensonides: I and other boys in my troop collaborated and conspired with city employees... [Read more]

Boy Scout Troop #307 seeking Volunteers to help with Barnes Creek project

Boy Scout Troop #307 seeking Volunteers to help with Barnes Creek project

Boy Scout Troop #307 is working with the City of Des Moines to extend a hiking path, through Barnes Creek wilderness area between 216th and 220th. “We are currently working on stage 4 of this project,”... [Read more]

Local Eagle Scout seeking Volunteers to help with trail project on Sat., June 10

Local Eagle Scout seeking Volunteers to help with trail project on Sat., June 10

Local Eagle Scout Jonah Mensonides is seeking Volunteers to help with the Barnes Creek Trail project on Saturday, June 10. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jonah and Volunteers will don gloves, use landscape rakes,... [Read more]

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza awarded MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza awarded MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (right), with Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service recipient Fred Mendoza. Fred Mendoza has never strayed far from the South King County communities he was... [Read more]