Blog - Olympia

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 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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See you in San Antonio

September 22 2019

Starting Friday September 27, the entire StandUp for Kids family -- from outreach volunteers, local leaders, and executive directors, to donors, national board, and staff -- will convene in San Antonio, Texas for mark our 29th year, and partake in one very special National Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Remember the Mission," evoking the neaerby Alamo Mission's cry. We thought it would be fitting to tie in local roots with our own mission of "ending the cycle of youth homelessness." For the young people we serve, their own plea for independence rings ever so loudly in our ears and mobilizes us to take action. Together at this national conference, we have the ability ...

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Did You Catch Us on National TV?

July 24 2019

We are excited to announce that our organization was featured on Coffee with America on Saturday, July 13, on stations across the nation. The segment introduced viewers to Atlanta staff member Julie Palmer. Julie beautifully captured the work we do and the youth we serve. Please give it a watch and share it with your friends! Stand Up For Kids from Coffee with America on Vimeo.

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StandUp for Kids Has a New Look

July 24 2019

After nearly thirty years of serving youth in need, we are thrilled to announce that the StandUp for Kids brand had a makeover! Youth-Centered Our new logo captures the awesome potential of young lives when they know care, feel loved, and have the support they need to move quickly from surviving to thriving. Youth are the heart of our organization, so it was important to convey that. The logo is youth-centered, energetic, and a clever evolution of our former look. Proud to be the Purple People Purple often represents wisdom or creativity. To the youth we serve, it represents safety, care, and support. Our kids often call volunteers the Purple People. Youth know they can trust them to get ...

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