Blog - Kitsap County

Look What We Did Together in 2017

January 25 2018

A year of highlights from Eddy Ameen, PhD, National Board Chair   Your support and involvement in our mission has helped make 2017 a standout year for StandUp For Kids. Our central responsibility is to our nation’s young people faced with homelessness, whether temporary or longer term. No matter the circumstances that got them there. No matter the work that needs to be done to help them transition them into safe, stable chapters of their lives. We are deeply humbled by this responsibility, and held fiercely to it through the political tumult of 2017. When some of our youth felt unwelcome, we stood taller to welcome them. In 2017, we worked with over 2,200 youth for the first ...

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StandUp For Kids - Kitsap County Is Non-Profit of the Year!

January 24 2018

It is our great pleasure to announce that StandUp For Kids - Kitsap County was awarded Non-Profit of the Year by the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce Members!This award acknowledges a non-profit organization that advocates for, contributes to, and is dedicated to bettering the quality of life in Kitsap County. ​We are all very grateful to all of our volunteers from our communities! Margaret RodriguezExecutive DirectorStandUp For Kids - Kitsap County    

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Kitsap County Thanks Home Depot

January 10 2018

Home Depot has "Nailed It"! They just donated 50 camo tarps, a $749.00 value, for our local homeless youth in Kitsap County. These tarps should help keep our youth dry and much warmer during these cold winter nights. This was made possible by Tammy, Dwane, and Kyne from the Silverdale & Poulsbo stores. Thank you for your kindness.

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Thank You Kitsap Bank!

December 19 2017

Kitsap Bank in Silverdale rocked it this season. We want to thank them and their customers for their generous donations. StandUp For Kids received over 60 pre-packed food bags, each containing a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner as well as a snack. Any youth in Kitsap County will be able to pick up a package either at school or at our local libraries. In addition, Kitsap Bank customers provided more bulk items, so we can continue filling bags.A special thank you to Kim Peterson, AVP Branch Manager and Michelle Moyer, Senior Client Service Specialist for coordinating this massive collections of food items for our youth. If you're looking for a local bank, please give Kitsap Bank a ...

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Kitsap's Gift Ideas for Homeless Youth

November 27 2017

Here's what our youth in Kitsap County, Washington most need this winter:  Clothing items Sweatshirts (adult small, medium, large) Hooded sweatshirts (adult small, medium, large) Sweatpants with pockets (adult small, medium, large) Knit caps (adult) Gloves (adult small, medium, large) Fleece Ear Warmers / Headbands Turtlenecks (navy blue or black, adult small, medium, large) Rain ponchos Tube socks (black & blue) Knit scarves (women & men) Toiletry Items Chapstick Shampoo & conditioner (travel size) Hair brush (collapsible)  Combs Facial moisturizer  Sunscreen Deodorant (clear roll-on, alcohol free) Generic toiletry kits (shaveless, basic ...

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A Big Thank You To Our Fundraiser Sponsors!

November 14 2017

On October 28th, 2017, Tessio opened up their restaurant for a fundraiser for StandUp For Kids - Kitsap County! A very special thank you to our event sponsors: Sol Casimiro Cindy Kleinfelter Margaret Rodriguez (Executive Director of StandUp For Kids - Kitsap County) A big thank you to Thrivent Financial Action Team, who donated seed funding for the gift cards. Also, thank you to Tessio, who donated 20% of their meal sales during the lunch crowd. Lastly, thank you to all who donated for the silent auction, as well as those who donated food to fill our shelves! Total Funds Raised $900.00 Card kits for saleCompleted card kits

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