Northwest Nonprofits

12 Wonderful Ways to Give Back to Northwest Nonprofits

‘Tis the season to be giving! While we give gifts to family and friends this time of year, the holidays are also a wonderful time to give back to the community by supporting local nonprofit organizations. Many of them rely on holiday campaigns as a major source income for the year, however the need for supplies and money is there year-round.

Honest to Goodness’ core value of SERVICE also extends to our commitment to serve the community.  When you hire a chef from Honest to Goodness for in-home meal prep, a home entertaining occasion, or prepared meal delivery, your decision impacts our community in a good way. Each year, we give back proudly to help Northwest nonprofits who ensure the most vulnerable members of the community have one of their most basic needs met — food. Our team volunteers its time in various activities, we donate to local auctions, and we contribute a percentage of our company’s net profits to hunger-alleviation programs.

We kindly ask you to be generous in your giving throughout the year to causes that are special to your heart wherever you are located.

Northwest Nonprofits We Support

  • The Sophia Way, an Eastside shelter and social services resource for homeless women, does amazing work in our community! In addition to providing a place to rest and sleep, as well as access to necessities such as a shower, laundry, and clothing, they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner at their two shelters – Helen’s Place in Kirkland and Sophia’s Place in Bellevue. The Sophia Way relies on community members to prepare those meals, and we have had the pleasure of preparing and donating meals several times over the past few years. We’re planning our next meal donation soon and you can too! Signups are now open for dates in 2023. Learn more and sign up here.

  • Northwest Harvest works to provide equitable access to nutritious food to people across the state. Through their three distribution centers, they distribute a whopping average of 2 million meals each month through their partner network! For each new online review we receive on Yelp and Google, we will donate $20 to Northwest Harvest. We invite you to join us in being a resource for the community by taking a couple minutes to post a positive review for the good work we do.  (Bonus: Copy your review to both sites for the best bang for our bucks!)

  • FareStart provides solutions to poverty and hunger through their job training programs for people with barriers to employment, and their restaurant, café, and community market.

  • Food Lifeline sources food from industry partners and distributes it through a network of food banks, shelters, and meal programs. They also work to end hunger in the future by addressing its root causes through advocacy efforts.

  • Hopelink feeds the community through their five food banks and provides a network of critical social services including housing, transportation, family development, financial assistance, employment programs, adult education, and financial literacy training.

  • Tilth Alliance works in community with Washington farmers, gardeners and eaters to build a sustainable, healthy and equitable food future through education, outreach, and advocacy programs.

  • Community Loaves bakes the world a better place through its growing group of bakers who make fresh bread for 39+ food bank partners in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California.

Notable Nonprofits - Youth/Family

  • Babies of Homelessness provides diapers and basics (wipes and formula), free of charge, to partner agencies and families facing homelessness.

  • Childhaven addresses both the impact and causes of childhood trauma through a variety of programs to support children and their families.

  • ChildStrive partners with families and the community to support young children’s success, addressing difficulties from various causes such as disabilities and traumas like poverty, homelessness, abuse, and neglect.

  • Mary’s Place provides resources, housing and employment services, community, and hope through their five emergency family shelters in King County.

  • Treehouse provides youth in foster care with access to resources they need to be successful in school and in life.

  • YouthCare works to end youth homelessness through a variety of programs including shelter and housing, outreach, intervention, workforce development, and education 

However you celebrate this holiday season and whatever causes you support, we wish you a joyful time of giving and receiving. We extend our sincerest gratitude to our clients who help our company be a good partner in serving our community.

As Charles Dickens put it, “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

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