Seattle Times Fund for the Needy – Update!

As of January 5, the Seattle Times Fund for the Needy has raised $1,256,369, reaching 83.7% of the $1.5 million goal. There is still time to make your donation!

We are very proud that the Seattle Times includes Sound Generations as one of the 12 organizations funded by the annual Fund for the Needy. This unique campaign provides invaluable financial support that truly encompasses our entire community, from the youngest children to the elders in King County whom we help.

Seattle Times Fund for the Needy LogoThe Seattle Times covers all of the administrative costs for the campaign and reporters from all of the different beats write stories about how these non-profits transform lives every day.

ALL donated funds are delivered to the organizations.

This year’s campaign goal is $1.5 million.

When seniors need a hand, or a lift, there’s Sound Generations by Bob Young, Seattle Times

“Betty Comtois was trained as an actor. “I know how to fall,” she said.

“But now a few months shy of her 90th birthday, and fortunate to have avoided broken bones in several recent tumbles, Comtois needs to reduce her risk of serious injury in a spill.

Physical therapy appointments help the retired University of Washington professor of playwriting. “I think I would’ve been a cripple at this point,” Comtois said, if not for the strength and flexibility she’s gained through therapy.

“Family members recently persuaded her to give up driving. To get to her medical appointments, Comtois has been relying on a ride service provided by Sound Generations, the nonprofit King County agency formerly known as Senior Services.”

Read the rest of the story

Seattle Times Editorial

Read about the other 11 organizations:

Asian Counseling and Referral Service

Atlantic Street Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Childhaven

Hopelink

Kent Youth and Family Services

Kindering

The Salvation Army

Treehouse

Wellspring Family Services

Youth Eastside Services

Other organizations who support the Fund for the Needy include 5th Avenue Musical Theatre, Argosy Cruise Christmas Ship Festival, Phinney Community Chorus, Jet City Improv, and Glassybaby. Learn more at Fund for the Needy.