Register early for this year’s Children’s Village Buddy Walk!

The Buddy Walk is an easy walk around the Children’s Village campus to celebrate people with Down syndrome!  There will also be information and entertainment!  Children and individuals with special needs will receive Buddy Walk medals upon completion of the walk. October 15, 2016 at Children’s Village (3801 Kern Rd., Yakima) from 10 am – Read more about Register early for this year’s Children’s Village Buddy Walk![…]

Summer get-togethers – Make them fun and healthy

Summer get-togethers – Make them fun and healthy Ah, summer! It’s time to kick back and get together-at backyard bashes, picnics in the park and parades on the Fourth of July. Here are some tips on how to keep those celebrations as healthy as they are fun.. Get everybody moving. Organize gatherings around activities that get Read more about Summer get-togethers – Make them fun and healthy[…]

Go for the gold – Find fitness inspiration in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

Go for the gold – Find fitness inspiration in the Summer Olympic Games Looking for ways to add more fun to your fitness routine? Turn your eyes to Rio de Janeiro! That’s the site of the Summer Olympics-and a source of some energizing exercise ideas. As you cheer the elite athletes on to victory, consider giving Read more about Go for the gold – Find fitness inspiration in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games[…]

Supplies for bereavement services and specialized children’s grief workshops needs $4,000 to meet this year’s costs

Coordination and supplies for bereavement services and specialized children’s grief workshops needs $4,000 to meet this year’s costs.  Will you be the community hero who steps up to keep this amazing, unfunded service available to our community? Help a family or a child work through the sometimes devastating effects of grief.

$65,000 needed to help an estimated 450 cancer patients this year…

With North Star Lodge taking in hundreds of patients from a recently closed oncology practice, the budget for complementary therapy supplies has been severely strained.  Most urgently needed is $65,000 to help an estimated 450 patients this year with medical compression garments, necessary to manage lymphedema, a lifelong condition for not only cancer patients, but Read more about $65,000 needed to help an estimated 450 cancer patients this year…[…]

Thank you Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Employees

Thank you to Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) employees for their recent employee giving campaign to benefit Children’s Village programs and services.  Much appreciation to Dr. Mark Koday for his leadership and support as so many YVFWC employees were able to learn more about the precious work that takes place at Children’s Village and Read more about Thank you Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Employees[…]

Memorial’s fight to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome needs your help!

Memorial’s fight to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome needs your help!  Because of community generosity, every family who leaves Memorial with a new baby receives this education and a “Purple Cry” DVD to help better cope with an inconsolable newborn.  In 2013, there were 5 cases of reported shaken baby syndrome in Yakima County.  Since implementing Read more about Memorial’s fight to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome needs your help![…]

YouthWorks Council

The YouthWorks Council was created in 2007 to promote the involvement of youth in philanthropy and volunteerism. Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-17 school year.  Being a YouthWorks Council member has many benefits: A youth empowerment and community service initiative engaging our community’s youth directly through mentoring, volunteering, and philanthropy. Have fun with Read more about YouthWorks Council[…]