This holiday season the Skanska construction team building the uber-green, ground-breaking Stone34 building, for occupancy by Brooks Sports, will lead the way in a book drive for B.F. Day Elementary School.
With a desire to encourage literacy, and a will to make the holidays full of adventure, magic and knowledge, the Stone34 team wants to encourage the donation of books to B.F. Day, for readers ages 6 – 12. Donations can be made to a special collection bin set up inside the school, next to the library, on weekdays between 7:30a – 2:30p.
Donations for the holiday book drive can be made until December 16th.
Please give the gift of reading to B.F. Day students this holiday season. For more information, or book suggestions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 206/494-5485. Also, visit the Stone34 Facebook page.
The 2nd Annual Fremont MLK Day of Service will take place on Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 20th, 2014, from 10a – 4p at Fremont Baptist Church.
For those who want to ‘make it a Day On, not a Day Off!’ join in assembling disaster hygiene kits, cleaning up Fremont’s streets & icons, or collecting house hold items for Patrick Place Apartments. Also, help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.
Find out more about what is planned for MLK Day 2014 on the official website – as well as how to sign-up to help, or get help on a community project!
Please bring your non-perishable food items to the Fremont HomeStreet Bank. Photo provided by HomeStreet Bank
The Fremont Branch of HomeStreet Bank is hosting a Food Drive for FamilyWorks Food Bank, and a Giving Tree for Solid Ground where donors can select Fred Meyer gift cards in a variety of denominations to be given to families in need, in our community.
Donations can be made, in person, at the Fremont HomeStreet Bank from now through December 20th. On Friday, December 20th, our HomeStreet Bank will be concluding this fundraising effort with a community holiday party, from 11a – 31p. This free, open-to-the-public party includes refreshments, a free raffle drawing for a Russell Wilson jersey (or a $100 gift card to the Seahawks store,) live music and a book signing.
At this Holiday Mingle & Jingle Party will be Chris Siegfried and Desiree Hartsock, the ‘blockbuster hit’ couple from season nine of ‘The Bachelorette’ reality show. The couple will be signing free copies of their poetic memoir ‘Diamonds & Hearts’.
Consider, today, stopping by the Fremont Branch of HomeStreet with a donation of cash or food, but also attending the party to celebrate the generosity of our community on Friday, December 20th.
For the 3rd year, donations of new, unwrapped toys can be delivered to the Fremont office of Edward Jones, at 503 N 36th. In conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps, Edward Jones offices all over the U.S. will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys to be delivered to children less fortunate, and without other opportunities at such blessings.
Any contribution – no matter how big or small – is greatly appreciated. The 2013 Toys For Tots campaign will collect gifts from all over the country – donated by private citizens who care – to distribute to needy children identified by local social welfare agencies, churches and other community groups. Toys will be distributed in mid to late December.
The deadline for donating a new, unwrapped toy at the Fremont office of Edward Jones is Friday, December 13th.
The ultimate success of this program depends on the support of the local community, and the generosity of the people who donate toys. Thank you for your support of this important program!
One week remains in the 5-week effort to raise $5,000 to keep Stone Soup Theatre operating in Fremont. Only $850 is still needed. So far, 46 people have contributed to this effort – could you help find a few more?
Visit the Indiegogo crowd-sourcing site for more information on the fundraiser, and consider giving to keep this small, independent theater open.
The theater will be bringing ‘Doubt’ by John Patrick Shanley to its intimate space in February, directed by Maureen Hawkins. In December, see two short plays ‘A Child’s Christmas In Wales’ & ‘The Long Christmas Dinner’. The Dylan Thomas poem, adapted for the stage, is a staple of Fremont’s holiday season but this year Stone Soup has added a special treat with the Thornton Wilder short play.
Show that Fremonsters value live theater – support Stone Soup!