Impact Summary..If only numbers can talk our amazing stories and learnings!
Awarded a Grant of $250 to help the underserved homeless youth with Immediate clothing needs during winter - February 2021
Fundraised $150 to help provide graduation caps and gowns for youth in low income families - February 2021
Ongoing Baked Goodies and meals for Youth Nonprofits - January 2021 - Present
40 cookies baked for homeless shelter meal
Baking Fundraiser - November - December 2020
$2800 and 300 cookies baked!
$750 gift cards given to local high school PTSA for underserverd children to celebrate the holidays during pandemic times. $2050 given to support homeless youth at Cocoon House and also donated 50 cookies for their christmas eve meal dessert!
Virtual Workshops: COVID-19 YEAR OF 2020
July 2020 - Present: FREE workshops (Baking & Art DIY, STEM Coding Workshop) Donations: $500, 200+ Youth reached!!!
July 2020: Virtual Bike/Walk/Run Donations raised to support unclaimed children in India at Adrutha Childrens Home: $1500, 26 Families!
June 2020 (First Global nonprofit fundraiser): First virtual baking workshop (COVID-19) to raise funds to help support unclaimed children in India at Adrutha Childrens Home $600, 25 Youth
August 2020: Friends of Africa for Education - Nonprofit providing AIDS, orphans and other at risk children education in Africa
Thanks to generous donors helped sponsor few children in need by raising $200
May 2020 - July 2020 : Feeding the Hungry in our school district during the unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic
Collected $2000 to help the kids in our school district during the COVID-19 pandemic to not go hungry especially in the underserved communities and also to help with mental health and other educational programs.
The donation of funds to LWSF (Lake Washington Schools Foundation) to support families experiencing food insecurity is crucial because educators are constantly supporting learners whose ability to focus on academics is impacted by food insecurity. We cannot imagine how hard it is for a student to focus on math or science when worrying about their next meal! LWSF funds will support multiple projects
September 2019 - January 2020 -- BAKING for a Cause!
We made 800 organic cookies and delivered them to friends. 100% proceeds went to Kinder Konnection supporting children in underserved communities for education raising $4,200! Please see our 'Testimonials' page for wonderful positive notes by our friends!
Water access now project via CampKindness to help women in Africa by making bags for them in villages by cutting out 50 shirts. Unique creative way to help support women.
Thanksgiving (our tradition of Giving) Fundraiser to homeless youth. Shoes for youth ages 5-12 via CampKindnessCounts. Thanks to our community friends, together we collected about 60 pairs of shoes (~$500) for donations. Collected several basic supplies for http://cocoonhouse.org/index) $500
Making mindful lovies for foster kids (Camp Kindness Counts)
Vanesha spent few hours gluing and stuffing of polyfill for some mindful lovies we are donating to foster children. There were about 150 of them pretty ones
Cookout (Mexican brunch donation)
We had the opportunity to help friends from RainyDayChefs in their wonderful initiative of 'Heal with Meal' by donating a Mexican fiesta brunch for FOY(Friends of Youth non-profit) on Sept 15. Check out their latest blog to experience the cookout! - https://www.rainydaychefs.com/monthly-cookouts. Big shoutout to such inspiring girls who are doing so much to give back with their creative talents and we were fortunate to help them out with their initiative and can't wait to do more of these
2018 -- Adopted an orphaned elephant in Africa (Kenya)
We had a wonderful opportunity to explore the Africa continent on vacation. We love wildlife so visited the Elephant park in Kenya and we were so touched by the stories of poaching and orphaned animals and wanted to do our part. We read the story of Malkia and wanted to adopt her right away.
2017 -- Holiday Fundraiser
With the help of a generous community we raised $3000. Thank you!
From The Sophia Way, for 2017:
112 women have been housed – a 320% increase from last year
412 women have been served at the Day Center – a 35% increase from last year
Day Center operation hours have increased by 85% since 2015
70 women have stayed at Sophia's Place – a 4% increase from last year
For the last 7 weeks, 95 women have had a safe, warm place at our Winter Shelter
Thanksgiving Fundraiser with help of a generous community of givers we raised close to $2000 (Cocoon House, Sophia Way, Safe Haven)