Blog - Olympia

Buy or Sell a Home and Support A Kid in Need!

February 11 2020

StandUp for Kids - Olympia/Thurston County  We so excited to announce this new partnership with Commission for Kids! Commission for Kids is a real estate marketing company, building a nation-wide membership community of licensed real estate agents, mortgage brokers, attorneys, title companies, appraisers, insurance agents and inspection companies through its marketing program, who make a commitment to donate a portion of their commissions and fees back to their local K-12 schools and 501c3 youth organizations. StandUp For Kids - Olympia is now one of these organizations! When you buy or sell a home through a Commission for Kids agent member in our network, upon your request, ...

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Kia Calls For Nationwide Blitz Against Youth Homelessness In Super Bowl Campaign

January 29 2020

News provided by Kia Motors America Kia Teams with Standout Rookie Running Back Josh Jacobs in 60-Second Spot Focused on Overcoming Adversity and Achieving the Impossible Dream Jacobs - who experienced homelessness growing up - gives his "younger self" valuable encouragement and advice For every yard gained during the big game, Kia's "Yards Against Homelessness" initiative will donate $1,000 to three charity partners dedicated to ending the issue of youth homelessness IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- What would you tell a younger you trying to make your way through the world? For Josh Jacobs, who rose from homelessness in middle school to football stardom, it is an inspiring ...

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Kia Chooses StandUp for Kids for Big Game Campaign

January 27 2020

Kia Motors America has announced that their Big Game commercial this Sunday will address youth homelessness. What's more, the company has decided to give a major donation to StandUp for Kids and two other organizations caring for homeless youth in America! According to Kia, "This year, with more than 4.2 million young people experiencing homelessness in the U.S., the car company known to 'Give It Everything' will use its big game advertising platform to give back in a meaningful way. For every yard gained during the game, Kia will donate $1,000 to three charity partners dedicated to ending the issue of youth homelessness and transforming the lives of young people in ...

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Compassion is Contagious Award

January 23 2020

StandUp for Kids - Olympia/Thurston County This month we were honored as the Lacey City Council recognized our Olympia/Thurston County chapter of StandUp for Kids with the Compassion is Contagious Award. This award, which is a part of Lacey's "Compassion is Contagious" Campaign recognizes individuals and organizations who help make our city a compassionate place to live. We are so humbled and thankful for this recognition and were thrilled to accept the award and celebrate alongside some of our amazing volunteers who made this possible. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

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Join us for a Spectacular Benefit Concert!

December 12 2019

StandUp for Kids - Olympia/Thurston County  StandUp For Kids - Olympia is thrilled to announce an upcoming benefit concert at Le Voyeur in collaboration with 6 incredible artists! With hip-hop influences and colorful instrumentals, there is something for everyone in this lineup. At the show, we will be collecting donated items for our homeless families and youth in need to round out the year. For more details, see our events page at https://www.standupforkids.org/thurston-county/events. Can’t wait to see you all there!

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A Successful Start to the Holidays!

November 27 2019

StandUp for Kids - Olympia/Thurston CountyAfter a few hours of dedicated volunteer work resulting in 200+ beautifully wrapped gifts, our StandUp For Kids Olympia team is ready to kick off the holiday season by giving! Our Holiday Gift Wrapping event was a huge success and we could not have done it without our wonderful team of volunteers and donors. From blankets to books to socks and more, we were able to fill 3 huge Santa bags with gifts which will be delivered to local shelters around Thurston County and to youth on the street. In the midst of wrapping, our team took a moment to honor and remember those who have passed away on the streets, during a beautiful candlelit ceremony led by ...

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