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Working Together to Give Back - In addition to our Children's Hospital Foundation fundraising efforts our brokers, managers, agents & staff get involved in their communities in a variety of other ways

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Project Teen - Seattle Children's Hospital - New
Seattle, WA
Project Teen Cool stuff for young adult patients Please join us in collecting items for young adult patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital. New items only, please. Gifts can be brought or mailed to the Guild Association for distribution. Gift Cards: Preferred cards: i-Tunes, Target, Barnes & Noble Bath Supplies - bath/shower gel, lotions, scrubs Sport Team Items - hats, t-shirts (collegiate or pro) Journaling Supplies / Gel pens DVD Movies - PG 13/new releases Nail Polish Kits Electronic Games - E or T rated for Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS Backpacks, Book Bags Travel Alarms Teen Books If you would like to make a cash donation, please make checks payable to: Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association Project Teen will conclude at the 2012 Annual Meeting Contact Melissa Cardenas for more information at (206) 987-6806 or PO Box 5371 S-200 / Seattle, WA 98145

JP Patches Patio Pavers Project
Fremont, WA
JP PatchesPatio Pavers Project! Patio Pavers! Reserve NOW! Pricing will be: One or Two Lines $100 Three Lines $125 • We are gathering the last Paver orders for our AUGUST 2011 PAVER ENGRAVINGS! • Send us your Reservation Form and payment by the AUGUST 4TH DEADLINE – we will email or mail you a great looking Reservation Certificate with your Paver text on it – great for a gift! • Engraving must be done in batches of at least 15 pavers, during warm dry weather – right now we are aiming for mid-August, with August 4th as the final day to finalize and pay for your order. DON'T MISS IT! TELL YOUR PATCHES PAL FRIENDS! • All proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Foundation in J.P. & Gertrude's honor, after a small portion is reserved for costs of paver engraving, waxing and maintenance of the “Late for the Interurban” statue. Use this URL to download your order form.

Ronald McDonald House Needs Volunteers!
Seattle, WA
Ronald McDonald House C has a small; community feel and they need your warm and friendly presence at their front desk on the weekends. You will be the onsite contact for the families and guests at House C. You will be greeting families and visitors, answering phones and assisting families with questions and needs as they arise. There are some light housekeeping duties, office work and special projects as requested. The best part is that the families will have a person on site who can offer a helping hand and a listening ear. House C can be quiet so they need volunteers who are responsible, self motivated and comfortable being alone at times. Your primary responsibility is to help the residents in any way possible and to assist in House management. They will count on you to use your own initiative. Make it your goal to be a genuine asset to the House and to the families. The more you are willing to give of yourself, not just your time, the more you will receive. You will be supported by the House Managers at House A who are just a phone call away. Shifts are Saturday and Sunday 9:00 – 12:00, 12:00 - 3:00, 3:00 - 6:00, and 6:00 – 9:00 Please call or e-mail Judy Adams if you are interested: 206-838-0606

Page Ahead
Seattle, WA
We would like to highlight a program that a few John L. Scott staff members are affiliated with: Page Ahead. Guided by the fact that literacy is essential to lifelong success, Page Ahead provides new books and develops reading activities that empower at-risk children. Literacy can make the difference between the poverty of one generation and the promise of the next. Page Ahead helps children realize their potential by providing them with the inspiration to read. For more information on how you can help or to donate books, please visit:

Puget Sound Race for the Cure- June 21st
Seattle, WA
Jill Judy of the John L. Scott Des Moines office is putting together a team for the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure. The run will take place on June 21st at Qwest Field. To register for the walk please visit: Jill is also looking for volunteers to help with the event. For more information please email her at:

Lighting a Brighter Future Dinner and Auction- May 31
Meydenbauer Center, WA
Erin McMillin of the John L. Scott Kirkland office is helping raise funds and promote the Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP). They are hosting a dinner and auction on May 31st at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. EDVP's mission is to end domestic violence by changing individual, institutional and societal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate it. This is a wonderful program! If you are interested in getting involved or attending the auction, please contact Erin McMillin at:

2nd Annual Night Out for the Cure- May 8th
"The Cove" Normandy Park
Jill Judy and her Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure team are hosting a fund raising event on May 8th at the Normandy Park Community Club. The event boasts dinner, gambling, auction and raffle prizes. The cost is $50 per person or $75 per couple. All proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen. Last year the group raised $11,000 and have a goal of $20,000 this year. For more information please contact Jill at: 206-409-2692

Food Lifeline & Komo- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED May 1
Tukwila, WA
On May 1st KOMO 4 is sponsoring a food drive to benefit Food Lifeline next Thursday from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm. Food Lifeline needs teams of two volunteers to help collect the donations at South Center Mall in Renton during the following shifts…. 5:00 am to 8:00 am 8:00 am to 11:00 am 11:00 am to 2:00 pm 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Volunteers will be making a positive impact on feeding the hungry people of Western Washington by participating in this event. The food supplies that help in feeding low income citizens are currently VERY CRITIACLLY low, so all donations of food and funds made at this event and the Letter Carriers Food Drive in May are going to be VERY important!!

Swap Til You Drop- April 24th
Canterwood Country Club
Thelma Channon of John L. Scott Gig Harbor is hosting an event to benefit the Gig Harbor Boys and Girls Club. Please come to the Canterwood Country Club on April 24th from 7:00-9:00 pm. Swap-Til-You-Drop is a way to exchange those great clothes and accesories that you don't wear for something new and free. Registration cost $40 and all profits will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club. To register please email Thelma at: thelmalchannon@johnlscott or call: 253-858-4556

Vancouver East Helps Share House-Thursdays
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver East office participates and volunteers on the third Thursday of the month from 3PM – 6PM and makes and serves food at the Share House, Vancouver WA. About Share House: Vancouver East rallies up the money each and every month to buy the food for a tasty hot meal for those in need. They assist in the food preparation and serve 100-125+ people. Vancouver East agent, Ruston Harris began this tradition several years ago; almost as back as far as 1998. Their agents readily volunteer their time, and often their children join in as well, each month volunteering for the 3-hrs. The agents put such great effort into this, especially with the various meals they prepare, that it’s know ‘around town’ not to miss the “John L. Scott day!” In addition to this they donate clothing on a regular basis to the Women’s Shelter in Vancouver.

JLS Market Center Gives Back
Every month JLS Market Center donates $1,000 to a worthy cause. In September they donated $1,000 to MDA which is a cause close to one of the members of thier office. MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat more than 40 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services and far-reaching professional and public health education. MDA maintains clinics for area adults and children affected by neuromuscular diseases at Shriners Hospital for Children and at Oregon Health & Science University, both in Portland. Makenna Sewell, a sixth-grader at Tom McCall Upper Elementary School in Forest Grove. Makenna, 11, was the subject of a videotaped profile on the legendary broadcast, now in its 42nd year. She and her family made a live appearance on the show. Bob Mackle, an MDA spokesman, said, "With a lively spirit and composure beyond her years, Makenna the Oregon State Ambassador attends various MDA events with her family and speaks on behalf of the association. She's participated in Lock-Ups, Fill-The-Boot and Stride & Ride fundraising campaigns, and Shamrock luncheons. Makenna loves being in the spotlight and enjoys writing and art." Sewell has spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disease that causes weakness in the muscles closest to the center of the body, such as those of the shoulders, hips, thighs and upper back. Respiratory muscles can also be affected and spinal curvature is common. She uses a power scooter for mobility. Her younger brother, Grayson, doesn't have SMA.
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Pheasant Hunters Breakfast-October 21
Boise, ID
The John L. Scott Foundation is sponsoring the 2007 Pheasant Hunters Breakfast on October 21st. Over 500 attendees pay about $6.00 for a gourmet breakfast and participate in a raffle auction. The funds raised at the breakfast are donated to the Star Firefighters association. They in turn use the funds for new safety equipment, medical supplies and a fund for victims of home fires. For more information please call: 208-286-7772

JLS Bellingham Makes Contribution
Bellingham, WA
John L. Scott Bellingham made a $10,000 donation to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation. Funds are designated for their childbirth center. A big thanks to Phil Hickok and his team for all their hard work and support of the Foundation's mission.
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Habitat for Humanity-September
Portland, OR
30 brokers from the Portland Metro office have teamed up with Mt. Hood Habitat for Humanity to further build the Jubilee Commons project. They provide affordable housing for 44 adults and 56 children starting in early 2008.

Bike Safety Fair-August 21st
Seattle, WA
John L. Scott West Seattle is helping organize a Bike Safety Fair on August 21st from 1-4 pm at the Alki Bathhouse. They will be giving out bike/skating helmets to kids, checking bikes for proper settings and collecting donations for NW Harvest. For more information please contact Damon McGruder at:

Alki Community Care Day-August 21
West Seattle
John L. Scott West Seattle is participating in Alki Community Care Day on August 21st from 1:00-4:00 at the Alki Bathhouse. Please join in the festivities by bringing canned food for the food bank, bringing your children in for a helmut fitting or get a $1 a minute massage! For more information please contact Damon McGruder at:

Relay for Life- August 3-4, 2007
Sherwood, OR
John L. Scott Portland Executive office is participating in the 2007 Relay for Life walk on August 3rd-4th. They are in need of volunteers and if you would like to be a part of this special event or if you just simply want to donate, please visit their website and join their team or doante funds. This is an amazing event that will be filled with many memories and above all...a great support group.

Climb to Fight Breast Cancer, Summer 2007
Various Mountains
The John L. Scott Foundation is sponsoring the 2007 Climb to Fight Breast Cancer event. Every summer outdoor enthusiasts join together, in honor or memory of loved ones who have battled breast cancer, to ascend some of the world's most breathtaking peaks. Join us in 2007, as the Climb to Fight Breast Cancer® ventures up Washington's Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier and Mt.Adams, Oregon's Mt. Hood, Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro, and Russia's Mt. Elbrus. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center needs your help and stamina to aid our efforts to raise awareness and funds to eradicate breast cancer. Please support a climber today! Visit: today to register or support a climber.

YES Foundation Golf Tourney-July 30th
Port Orchard, WA
The John L. Scott Foundation is sponsoring the YES Foundation Charity Golf Tournament on July 30th at 1:00 pm. The tournament will be held at McCormick Woods Golf Course in a scramble format. To reserve your entry contact Pat Thompson at:

Response Mortgage Golf Tourney-July 23rd
Boise, Idaho
The John L. Scott Foundation is sponsored first annual Response Mortgage Golf Tournament on July 23rd, 2007. The event took place at BanBury Golf Course in Boise, Idaho and raised nearly $10,000 for St. Luke's Hospital.

Cooks for Kids-July 4th
Seatte, WA
The John L. Scott Foundation sponsored an exceptional event, “Cooks for Kids”, on July 4th atop Smith Tower in the Chinese Room as a fundraiser to support the Atlantic Street Center and the invaluable programs they offer. The event raised over $2,500. Atlantic Street Center was founded in 1910 and annually serves over 3000 children, youth, and families in Seattle. Guests for the evening will enjoy hors d’oeuvres by McCormick and Schmick’s Catering and music by Steve Roy Latin Trio, with an opportunity to participate in an auction of outstanding cooking and food-related items. The evening will provide an incomparable vantage point for the spectacular fireworks displays around the Puget Sound area while raising funds through the auction proceeds and ticket sales to support the Atlantic Street Center. For tickets please call Sharon Crane at: 425-737-2882. For more information please visit:
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JLS Burien Support Komen Foundation
Seattle, WA
On June 16, JLS Burien participated in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer walk at Qwest Field. Jill Judy from that office is a survivor of breast cancer who has volunteered and been a big part of the event for the past three years. Along with her daughter, Tamera, Jill put together a team called Bella's Broads for this year’s walk. The team raised over $11,000 for the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Gig Harbor and Relay for Life
Seatte, WA
JLS Gig Harbor participated in the Relay for Life. The event provided the office with many unique and local opportunities to reach families in the area, and all of the hard work by the Gig Harbor team helped raise a grand total of $27,500. They were the largest team contributors in this year’s Gig Harbor Relay for Life event.

John L. Scott Sponsors 2nd Annual Optimist Club-June 16th
Issaquah, WA
The John L. Scott Foundation is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Optimist Club Bike Safety Day on June 16th in Issaquah, WA. The day will include: bike safety training, games, face painting, a food drive and prizes. For more information please contact: Bruce Pflaumer at 425-653-1089 or

White Center Church Makeover- June 2007
Seattle, WA
John L. Scott agents out of the Bellevue Downtown office helped volunteers to restore Mount View Presbyterian Church, which they say was nearly falling apart. The church is more than a place of worship for the White Center community. It also provides after-school programs for kids and teens. Children gather there in the summer as well. Photographs of hanging rain gutters and dirt floors indicate how bad it was. "Every inch is being renovated," said volunteer Lina Thompson. A renovation was estimated to cost $3.5 million, but thanks to volunteers in the community, it's only costing about $400,000. "When the vision first came to us, we said 'we can't do this,'" said Allen Belton, of the University Presbyterian Church. "But look at it now - we probably have over 400 people now involved in this project." Besides fixing and cleaning, they're also adding new furniture. "They said something about a multicultural thing so maybe the kids will feel a little more welcome," said Vanisa Long, a young volunteer. The project will be nearly complete in two weeks.

Maple Valley Days
Maple Valley, WA
JLS Maple Valley was out in full force during the Maple Valley Days festival earlier this month. The Maple Valley team was a sponsor of the parade, and 25 agents sported teal green John L. Scott Event Staff rain slickers. They also staffed a booth that featured a 32" flat panel screen with wireless internet hook up. They dazzled potential clients by showcasing the new Neighborhood Wizard tool. Although they had some rain during the weekend, an estimated 10,000 people attended the festival.

Mill Creek Grand Opening
Mill Creek, WA
John L. Scott Mill Creek recently opened. At their grand opening they had people drop off play-doh and had a silent auction fundraiser. They raised $1555.00 for the John L. Scott Foundation. Thank you for all your hard work, we really appreciate it!

JLS and YWCA- June 2007
John L. Scott participated in the 2007 YWCA Auction. The event raised over $445,000-the most ever at this particular event. The funds will be used to help ensure that YWCA programs will be able to help victims of sexual abuse, violence, child abuse and be able to change lives for the better.

Beat the Bridge-May 20th
Seattle, WA
The John L. Scott Foundation is sponsoring the 25th Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes run. The run will began at Husky stadium at Sunday, May 20th. There is a 5 mile race, a 1 mile fun run, a 4 mile family walk and a diaper derby for children under 3 years of age. The John L. Scott team raised over $2,400 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation last year. For more information please contact: RoJane –

Paddle the Point-May 19th
Point Defiance Park, WA
The John L. Scott Foundation sponsored the 2007 Paddle the Point kayak race on May 19th, 2007 to benefit the Pheonix Housing Network. The event raised over $8,000. Phoenix Housing Network provides transitional housing (up to two years) for families with children under the age of 18. The families reside at our day center during the day and are provided sleeping space in our rotating host sites in the evening. These churches and schools open their doors for our families a week at a time. Volunteers provide dinner nightly at each host site. For more information please visit: Or call: 253.471.5340
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Mail Handler's Food Drive-May 12th
The National Association of Letter Carriers collected over 736,000 pounds of food for hungry people in local neighborhoods. Particpants received a Letter Carrier's grocery bags-and filled them with non-parishable food items. Last year the event collected 177,578 pounds of food. Thank you so much for your support in this event! For more information call Food Lifeline's Volunteer Resource Developer at 206-545-6600 ext. 222.
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Ronald McDonald House Day at the Races
Emerald Downs-Auburn, WA
The John L. Scott Foundation would like to announce and highlight an upcoming event hosted by the Ronald McDonald House. On Saturday, May 12th join the RMDH at Emerald Downs for the RMDH "Day at the Races." Racing begins at 2 pm. Proceeds from the event directly support operations of the Seattle RMDH, enabling families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment at Seattle Children's Hospital to have a safe and home-like environment close to the hospital regardless of their financial situation. For more information and to reserve your tickets please contact: Vanessa Kirk Briley at 206.838.0613 or

Geraldine Aselin Helps March of Dimes
Seatte, WA
Here is Geraldine's story...."Well, I couldn't be happier that John L Scott is sponsoring the March of Dimes. I myself spend a lot of time and money for this wonderful organization. I unfortunately was directly touch by prematurity. Isaac and LolaRose, who once in while are in the office with me, pretending to be real estate agent, were born in critical condition weighting just a little over 2 pounds. Isaac had a brain hemorrhage and others complications and LolaRose had to deal with a hole in her heart, respiratory distress...and so on. I got to hold my children for the first time a week after their birth for 5 minutes under "supervision". They were at the hospital for 2 months and a half with many days wondering if they were going to make it. Today, they are doing very well, but I believe that without the March of Dimes, I wouldn't be a proud mom. There is nothing more beautiful that a pregnant woman. But there is nothing more wonderful that a healthy baby. Here is the website of Isaac and LolaRose for the March of Dimes... Also I attached some pictures of them, couple days after they were born (the second picture is LolaRose wearing her father's wedding ring to her elbow). Right now, they are parents in the Intensive Care Unit at Children's Hospital/Swedish..etc going through what a parent never want to go through. It can happen to anyone....Feel free to share the pictures and website to anyone. Thank you for reading."
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Port Townsend Helping Children's Thrift Store- May 5
Port Townsend, WA
The John L. Scott Port Townsend office will be hosting a parking lot sale on May 5th from 9:00-2:00. The proceeds raised at the sale will be donated to the Port Townsend Children's Thrift Store. For more information please contact Lyn Hersey at

March of Dimes-May 5th
Seattle, WA
The John L. Scott Foundation is participating in the 2007 March of Dimes. WalkAmerica is the March of Dimes biggest fund-raiser. It is also a national tradition with a 37-year history of success. Proceeds from WalkAmerica support the March of Dimes mission of preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. The March of Dimes carries out this mission through research, education, community services and advocacy. Join us for America's first, best and biggest walk and make a difference in the lives of millions of babies! To register for the John L. Scott team, please visit:
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Amara Luncheon
Seattle, WA
The John L. Scott Foundation sponsored the 2007 Amara Luncheon. The event raised over $160,000. Amara Parenting and Adoption Services is an independent, community-based nonprofit agency with an 86-year history of helping children of all ages and needs grow up in permanent, nurturing families. For more information please visit:

Habitat for Humanity Breakfast
Seattle, WA
The John L. Scott Foundation sponsored the 2007 Habitat for Humanity Breakfast on April 25th. The event raised over $250,000! Habitat is in the process of growing and ramping up their capabilities to increase the number of homes they build every year, to help more families become homeowners. For more information: Lawrie at, or call 206-292-5240 ext. 108.

Sherwood Sponsors Easter Egg Hunt-April 7th
Sherwood, OR
On April 7, JLS brokers Todd and Leslie McCabe (Sherwood) sponsored an Easter egg hunt at Sherwood High School. The hunt was broken down by age groups. Free refreshments were also served. Though the event was free to the public, voluntary donations raised $250 to benefit the school’s Sparrow Club, a national nonprofit of school-based clubs that aid children and their families during medical crises.
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KEX Kids Funds
The John L. Scott Foundation is supporting the KEX Kid's Fund. The KEX Kids Fund has provided vision and hearing care - examinations, eyeglasses and hearing aids - to children whose families cannot otherwise provide them. We work with a network of care providers who offer their services at reduced costs, which means we're able to provide a pair of glasses for $100, a hearing aid for $800. Our program is completely funded by donations from individuals, organizations and local businesses and operates with very little overhead. For more information please visit:

Boise, Idaho
Boise resident Christi Hallman recently became the latest winner of the John L. Scott Real Estate Win-a-Trip drawing and will soon be on her way to Hawaii. John L. Scott Win-a-Trip is a contest in which winners are drawn by random three times a year to receive a complimentary trip for two to Cancun, the Caribbean, or Hawaii. Winners are presented with round-trip airfare for two and oceanfront accommodations for 7-8 days/6-7 nights. Last October, Hallman met John L. Scott–Boise Downtown agent Lydia Richards at “See Spot Walk,” a fundraising event for the Idaho Humane Society. Richards had set up a booth at the event to promote her “Betty Cares” program. The program—named for her Chihuahua-Dachsund mix—promises that Richards will donate $250 of each closed transaction to the Idaho Humane Society, or the charity of her client’s choice. At her booth, Richards also gave walkers the chance to enter the Win-a-Trip contest. Hallman filled out a contest entry and last week received a phone call from J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott, informing her that she had won the trip to Hawaii. “At first I wasn’t sure how they got my name, but then I remembered Lydia and the work she was doing for the Humane Society,” said Hallman. “That’s the reason I signed up with her. I’m so glad I did!” For more information about the “Betty Cares” program, please visit

John L. Scott Helps FEAT
Seattle, WA
Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington serves families with children with autism and their educators. They blend family and community resources into one dynamic nonprofit organization. FEAT of Washington collaborates with many local and national partners as it prepares to expand its programming for children and young adults with autism. They are dedicated to ensuring children and young adults with autism and related disorders have the opportunity to reach their full potential through effective behavioral intervention. To help ensure that our children have these opportunities, FEAT of Washington hosted Reach for the Stars, Make a World of Difference, an exciting dinner and auction at the in Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Friday, March 23, 2007. The event raised close to $200,000. Proceeds will be used for current FEAT programs as well as much-needed scholarships for children and young adults with autism participating in these educational programs. For more information please visit:

Washington Women in Need
Seattle, WA
The John L. Scott Foundation participated in the 2007 Washington Women in Need Luncheon on March 22nd. The luncheon helped raise $730,000! Donna Linn of the John L. Scott Highlands office helps organize and host the event. Washington Women In Need is a privately funded non-profit organization that provides funding for education and health care for women in need in Washington state. They also provide financial assistance for health care and educational needs to low income women while improving their quality of life. For more information please visit:

Relief Nursery- Diamonds are Forever
Eugene, OR
John L. Scott is sponsoring the annual Diamonds are Forever event benefitting the Relief Nursery in Eugene, Oregon. The Relief Nursery’s mission is to prevent the cycle of child abuse and neglect by early intervention that focuses on building successful and resilient children, strengthening parents and preserving families. The Relief Nursery works with low-income families with children between birth and six years of age, who are at risk of child abuse and neglect. For more information please visit:

Sold on a Cure
Sherwood, OR
Michelle Johnson has made it her mission to educate women about how self-exams can help fight breast cancer. As a breast cancer survivor herself, Michelle launched a program she calls, 'Sold on a Cure,' which commits a portion of every commission she makes to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in honor of anyone her client choses. In addition, Michelle gives free self-exam pads to clients and any women who ask for them. For more information please visit:

Shelle Winkler- Lake Oswego helps Children's Cancer Alliance
Portland, OR
Shelle is an agent atthe Lake Oswego branch working under Dale Kuhn. She is very proud to work for JLS and proud of the JLS Foundation. For the last couple years she has been actively involved with the Children's Cancer Association founded in Portland. She is a "Chemo Pal" for a 2 year old patient who has leukemia. She has provided Music RX to children at Doernbecher and Emanuel Children's Hospital, helped raise money, etc... This is a fantastic organization both for the children being treated and their parents. For more information please visit:

Karnations for Kids- February 14th
Boise, ID
John L. Scott Boise was proud to participate in this year’s Karnations for Kids event. St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center hosted its annual Valentine’s Day flower sale benefiting St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital on February 14, 2007. This year more than 47,000 carnations were sold at St. Luke’s and participating organizations throughout the area bringing in a total of $58,144 for the St. Luke's Children's Hospital. Proceeds from this year’s sale will help St. Luke's create a family resource room and care area within the St. Luke's Children's Hospital.

Boise Discovery Silent Auction
Boise, ID
Every year in November John L. Scott Boise hosts a Client Appreciation Party for their agents and they’re ableto invite 20-25 of their A+ clients. It is fully catered with entertainment and they host it at the office at Discovery. They have several local artists and companies that donate to their silent auction and it is conducted throughout the evening. The guests are invited to bring their children and they have two clowns at the party for entertainment. This was their 3rd annual Client Appreciation Party and they had over 700 guests attend and raised $2,533. Thank you Boise for your continued support!

Spokane Central Helps CASA Partners
Spokane, WA
John L. Scott Spokane Central office has chosen the Casa Partners organization to become their community project beneficiary. CASA Partners (Court Appointed Special Advocate) supports the abused and neglected children currently in the foster care system in Spokane Country and those children who are at risk of entering the system. The Spokane team lends their support all year long by donating a portion of each commission check to this worthy cause.

Bellevue Downtown Agent Runs for Leukemia Lymphoma Socitey
Pheonix, AZ
Rikki Voie of the Bellevue Downtown John L. Scott office is participating in the P.F. Chang Rock n' Roll Marathon in Pheonix, Arizona on January 14th, 2007. Money raised from this event will be donated to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Rikki's goal is to raise $3,800 and is being partly sponsored by John L. Scott. If you would like to sponor Rikki or make a monetary contribution please contact her at: or visit her personal website at:

Boise Participates in "Cookin for a Cause"
Boise, ID
John L. Scott Boise’s beautiful new home community Jaydan Village hosted a charity event to benefit Children’s Home Society of Idaho. “Cookin’ for a Cause” showcased some of the area’s best chili recipes from residents and restaurants at a chili cook-off. The Children’s Home Society of Idaho has been serving the community since 1908, first as an orphanage and now as a provider of the very best mental health services to children and their families.

Bainbridge Island office donations-December 2006
Bainbridge Island, WA
This is the 4th year that the Bainbridge office has taken the money the company gives them for an office party and given it to Helpline House, our local food bank. "We all feel good about this and then we have a pot luck dinner holiday party at the home of one of our agents. We don’t do a lot of talking about this. We just do it because it feels good," Vicki Browning.

Sammamish Office Hosts Holiday Food Drive-December 2006
Sammamish, WA
The Sammamish branch had a holiday food drive from November 15th through December 31st to help feed those less fortunate through the Hopelink organization in Redmond. As you can see from the attached photo, they had an amazing response from clients of our agents. They sent out a CRM letter to their neighbors and sphere for their support.
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Redmond Holiday Events
Redmond, WA
The Redmond office did a great job of collecting food for HopeLink and sponsored a family through Seattle Children's Hospital. Attached are photos.
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Response Mortgage

Response Mortgage Raised over $900 for the John L. Scott Foundation and Seattle Children's Hospital this holiday season.

Response Mortgage Tom Gustafson Party
Gresham, OR
Response Mortgage Raised over $1,500 for the John L. Scott Foundation this holiday season. At the annual Tom Gustafson Holiday Party, all of the loan officers and managing brokers of the JLS offices in Oregon, Idaho and Vancouver pitched in money to be donated to the John L. Scott Foundation. We thank you for your support and truly appreciate the donation!

Everett Office Helps Christmas House- December 2006
Everett, WA
This Christmas the Everett office helped out at the Christmas House. The Christmas House provides new toys/gifts to underpriveledged children every Christmas. Their office went on a shopping spree to Toys R Us and bought gifts for boys and girls of various ages. Some of the agents brought their children along and had them choose the presents! The following day some of the agents went to Christmas House to deliver the gifts and to volunteer with wrapping the presents and helping parents choose the gifts for their children. For more information please visit:

Christmas Stockings for Troops
Issaquah, WA
Tim Andrews and Keith Zeiler of the John L. Scott Issaquah office participated in the Holiday Stocking Program to collect stockings and stocking stuffers for our troops overseas in Iraq. They sent over a total of 18 boxes of stockings! Congrats and thank you for all those that donated to such a wonderful cause. For more information please contact Tim Andrews at 206-444-2121 or Keith Zeiler at 206-354-7394.

Vancouver East- Santa Posse- December
Vancouver, WA
Clark County Sheriff’s Santa’s Posse - Vancouver East agent, Denise Anderson, begin this tradition in their office, and also invited their west side office to participate – in 1991. They have been participating for the past 6 season’s. Denise’s husband, Mike…is the Santa! About Santa’s Posse: Santa’s Posse, a partnership in it’s 9th year between the Sheriff’s Office and local Rotary Clubs, is hoping to provide gift baskets to over 250 families. Last year the group helped more than 300 families. John L. Scott Vancouver East and West office beginning in 1991, have been participants in contributing to the food baskets and gifts for children. Santa’s Posse is a way of meeting the needs of families throughout our community during the holiday season.
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Boise Donates New Toys
Boise, ID
John L. Scott Boise purchased approximately $5,000 of new children’s toys to use as décor in promotion of the John L. Scott Foundation at the company holiday party and donated those new toys to the St Luke’s pediatrics department.

Lynnwood Martha Lake Raised $2,700 for Christmas Family
Lynnwood, WA
LML office had their annual Holiday Party at the Embassy Suites and combined it with a silent auction to help raise money for local families to help them in a time of need. Their office tries to follow and help them through the year with Thanksgiving and Christmas. They help with other needs as well from rent to any needs they may have from time to time. The agents from the office all pitch in with financial support and labor to help where ever needed. This year they raised over $2,700.00 to help them with food and Christmas gifts. One family has lost everything recently to a fire, so they helped with furniture, pots, pans, bedding and all the other misc. things to help them rebuild. A special thanks to a few agents that went above and beyond this season to help with the auction and families: Donald Sutherland Tammy McGilvra Pam Holm Hugh Brody Lori Brandell Brenda Clawson Julie Johnson Christopher Gough Mickey And to all the others who have made this a season that these families will not forget.

Bellingham Helps Arthritis Foundation
Bellingham, WA
On December 9, John L Scott Bellingham Realtors, office staff, and their families met with “bells on” in downtown Bellingham. The team members walked/ran to fundraise in support of the Arthritis Foundation. Michelle Beauchene, Sean Bertram, Jan Homel, Kelly Jeffrey, Julie Just, Julie Kutschbach and Marty Kutschbach all participated in the two-mile walk. Transaction Coordinator, Meghan Taylor ran the four-mile loop with the joggers. With a total of eight members, the John L Scott Jingle Bell Run team raised nearly $800 for the Arthritis Foundation. This placed the team sixth out of 34 teams for funds raised. The team captain placed fifth for individual fundraising efforts, due mostly to the generous donations of realtors and staff in the office. It was truly a team effort, and everyone had a great time sponsoring a worthwhile cause!

Market Center Participates in Light Parade
Hillsboro, OR
Sparkling light was everywhere in downtown Forest Grove on the evening of December 6th, as 36 floats surrounded by carolers, dancers, Scouts, Santa Claus and shining horses high stepped up Main Street. Police escorted, in a good way, the first ever Annual Holiday Light Parade, Grand Marshals, John L. Scott Market Center owners, Steve Schmitz, Patty Schmitz, Nancy Albro and Randy Thiessen. The parade was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and presented by John L. Scott Market Center in downtown Forest Grove.

Battery Drive
Kent, WA
The Kent Kangley Branch initiated by the efforts of Kristiina Rauch recently held a battery drive to benefit the Children’s Therapy Center located in Kent. Children’s Therapy Center goes through (literally) hundreds of batteries every single month. They are used in the battery operated toys that the enrolled Special Needs Children use for their visual, speech and physical therapy activities. Keeping the toys in working order sounds simple when only batteries are required. However, the cost to continuously purchase these batteries on a monthly basis is overwhelming. Children’s Therapy Center treats as many as 400 children per month. The drive was a huge success and attached is a picture of Kristiina Rauch and Rich Waltenburg (both Agents of the John L Scott Kent Kangley Office) delivering the batteries.
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YES Foundation
Seattle, WA
The YES Foundation of White Center exists to address the social, economic, educational, physical and spiritual needs of youth in the White Center area. By developing programs and partnering with other organizations, we provide kids with positive role models and powerful life experiences to encourage their hope and vision for a future. Meghan Bedell of the JLS Bellevue Downtown office is the Treasurer of the Foundation. She says, "by serving on our board I am able to give back some of my time and energy to kids who are growing up in White Center and while White Center normally gets a bad rap, the potential is never small in our youth. I am always amazed at the outpouring of support our organization receives when we ask; companies and partners like John L. Scott Real Estate make our work easier and possible. In 2005 John L. Scott donated to a mission trip that took youth and board members, myself included to Nairobi Kenya, and this year while their giving is to our general fund, it is always a blessing to receive help from outside sources. I am doubly grateful for John L. Scott and the Foundations support because I am proud to work for a company who gives back to their employee's by supporting causes that are close our hearts." If you are interested in volunteering or providing monetary support please visit or contact Pat Thompson at 206-349-8106
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Realtor Red Kettle Challenge
Yakima, WA
This holiday season, JLS Yakima organized the Realtor Red Kettle Challenge for the Salvation Army Christmas bell-ringing campaign. They were successful in persuading four other offices to join them to see which office could ring in the most money. Each office covered ten, two-hour shifts over a two-day period, braving snow and very cold temperatures. The effort raised $3,332 for the Salvation Army to use in the Yakima community. This was the third year that the Yakima office participated in the Red Kettle Campaign. Sarah Fairbrook, Dani Reynolds, Shirley Yeaman, Debby Brown, Thomas Parker, Gary George, Paul Henderson, Susan Riordan, Elizabeth Smith, Suzanne Matthews, Joe Phifer, Jul Godwin, and Rick Fairbrook represented JLS Yakima.

Bellevue Main Holds Silent Auction
Bellevue, WA
The JLS Bellevue Main office raised $8,200 at a silent auction held in November to raise money for their continued sponsorship of needy families though Children’s Hospital and Overlake Service League during the holiday season. The money was used to purchase presents and fulfill the holiday wish lists of several families, with enough left over to purchase gift cards to help with basic everyday necessities. A special thank you to our Gayle Zawaideh, who, once again, generously donated her time to coordinate the auction and deliver the presents to the adopted families.

Lynnwood Marth Lake Helps During Holidays
Lynnwood, WA
The JLS Lynnwood Martha Lake office held a silent auction as well, raising $2,700 for needy families during the holidays. “I feel very strongly that we should to give back to the community that has supported us so well,” said Barbara Shelton-Gough. “A few agents deserve special thanks, including Donald Sutherland, Tammy McGilvra, Pam Holm, Hugh Brody, Lori Brandell, Brenda Clawson, Julie Johnson, Christopher Gough, and Mickey.”

Bellingham helps Angel Tree Program
Bellingham, WA
The holiday season is a giving time whether it is the giving of presents, time, or kindness. In the case of the Angel Tree program, it is a time for all three. Organized by the Salvation Army, this program co-ordinates getting gifts to children who might not otherwise receive them. Eight realtors and staff from the Bellingham John L. Scott Real Estate office volunteered their time to help run the Angel Tree in the Bellis Fair mall. Here, shoppers bought and gave gifts of clothes or toys in honor of needy children in the local community. The Salvation Army volunteers wrapped and distributed the gifts to the children. Together, our office and the community made a Christmas time for local children a little merrier.

Tacoma North-"Babyrockers"
Tacoma, WA
Kanani Cockett, a staff member at Tacoma North loves babies. She doesn’t have any of her own, but she has found a unique way to spend time with infants who really need her attention. Since January, Kanani has been going to the Neonatal Intensive Care unit at Tacoma General Hospital where she volunteers as a “babyrocker.” The babies are typically premature or have complications with their health. Volunteers like Kanani, have to scrub up for infection control purposes, and wear a gown over their clothing. They hold and rock the infants under the supervision of a nurse, as the babies are hooked up to different monitoring devices. Kanani says she finds it rewarding to pick up an unhappy baby and hold them until they fall asleep. “I think of it as a spiritual experience, because I’m there to comfort someone, no matter what their size, in their time of need,” she said. Christine Haywood, Manager for Volunteer Services at Tacoma General said that they have over 40 babyrockers and they are looking to expand that volunteer role. “We’d like to expand the program by 50 percent,” she said. “It’s an extremely popular volunteer position.” All volunteers undergo extensive health and background screening.

West Hills Helps Orphanage-November
Portland, OR
In November, as he was planning his trip to Cuernavaca for the Holidays, broker Ryan Mulkey (Portland-West Hills) decided he would do his part to help out the people who call that part of Mexico home. Ryan contacted an orphanage to find out what some of their needs were. He then sent a postcard to about 60 clients, family members, and friends. In a short time, he received almost $300 in donations, and enough clothing, school supplies, and toys to fill four suitcases. With the help of his sister Mary, who works for Transnation Title, and his good friend Denisse Guadarrama, Ryan delivered the goods and cash to the kids at the orphanage. He got to meet several of the children who live there and play soccer with them. “They were all great little kids!” says Ryan. “With some of the money donated, we walked to a little convenience store and grabbed some candy and chips for them, which was really fun.”
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John L. Scott Foundation Sponsors Hopelink
Redmond, WA
The John L. Scott Foundation sponsored and helped raise $725,000 for Hopelink at the 11th Annual Reaching Out Benefit Luncheon. Hopelink is an organization that promotes self-sufficiency to create lasting and personal change. For more information please visit:

Boise Helps Festival of Trees
Boise, ID
John L. Scott Boise helped raise $1,150,000 for a new Instensive Care Unit within the Center for Advanced Healing at St. Alphonsus. They also donated a decorated tree for auction and won 3rd place.

Peter M. Putnam Foundation
Pacific Northwest
Erin Turnley of the John L. Scott Issaquah office has been contribuing to the the Peter M. Putnam Foundation for the past few years. The Peter M. Putnam Foundation was founded to assist children and communities by improving and providing access to youth sports programs in the Pacific Northwest. Many boys and girls find organized sports to be a safe and healthy alternative to risky behaviors during the after-school hours, which are the peak times for youth violence and victimization, as many children and youth are unsupervised. Sports activities are often the catalyst for kids to develop leadership and teamwork skills that will be necessary throughout the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, many communities and families lack the resources necessary to provide these opportunities. We work with organizations and charities to increase opportunity, empower communities, and improve each child's life. The foundation specifically financially supports team fees, equipment, field/court renovations and coaching programs. If you are interested in getting involved with this foundation please visit: or contact: Erin Turley at
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JLS Sammamish Holds Car Wash Fundraiser
Sammamish, WA
September 2006- Agents and staff from the John L. Scott Sammamish office purchased 1050 car wash tickets from Brown Bear @ $2.00 each through the Puget Sound Car Wash Association, a fundraiser program . Fifty cents from each ticket purchased went to the JLS Foundation and the remaining $1.50 went back to the Puget Sound Car Wash Association for the cost of the car wash. Agents mailed their tickets to their sphere as a CRM item of value. These tickets are good for a basic car wash at any Brown Bear location throughout the state and valued at over $6 each. In total the fundraiser generated $525.00 for the John L. Scott Foundation. Thank you for your support!
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Neighborhood House Back to School Drive
Seattle, WA
9/16/06- The Neighborhood House Back-To-School Event took place this Saturday, September 16th and was a huge success. Thank you to all of you who participated by collecting items and to those who took time to volunteer at the event last weekend. We were able to deliver the following items to them last week to hand out to the kids last Saturday: 10 backpacks 17 paint & paint brush packs 15 Elmer’s glue bottles 960 pieces of construction paper 378 markers 21 boxes of pencils 28 scissors 55 boxes of crayons (1320 total crayons) 26 glue sticks 21 packs of lined paper 4 rulers 24 boxes of colored pencils The event was attended by 75 Head Start and neighborhood families. By the end, over 26 kids, and one parent, got their back-to-school hair cuts and school supplies. The school items were a huge hit and were all gone within the first hour. The Neighborhood house will continue their back-to-school drive to collect backpacks and school supplies to help fill the need for 120 more backpacks and supplies. Special thanks to Tony Ventrella for coming up with this great idea and for taking the time out of his busy weekend to spend it trimming, shaping and snipping. For more information about the Neighborhood house & the work they do OR to donate additional items please email: rayl@NHWA.ORG or call: 206-461-8430. Thank you for supporting this wonderful cause.

AIDS Walk-Septemer 9, 2006
Volunteer Park, Seattle
9/9/06- The John L. Scott Foundation sponsored the 2006 AIDS Walk and benefit performance on September 9, 2006 at Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. The JLS team raised over $7,200! Thank you to the following people who helped make this such a successful event: Larry Kramer, Andrew Adamson, Barb Anderson, Michael Hope, Ben Kakimoto, Lee Morales, Renee Ostrem, Danielle Plant, Charles Traver, Karla Valdivieso, Jennifer Winchell and Garth Wojtanowicz. For more information on the walk please visit:
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Ronald McDonald House Food Drive-Aug through September
Seattle, WA
8/1/06- The John L. Scott Foundation is hosting a food drive throughout the months of August and September to support the families of Ronald McDonald House. So far 33 full bags of food and personal items have been donated and delivered to the Ronald McDonald House. They were very appreciative and we are excited about being able to donate more. Thank you to all of those offices who have already participated! Each year, thousands of families rely on Ronald McDonald House to serve as their home while their children receive medical treatment at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Help us fill these family’s pantries with much needed non-perishable items, such as the following: ° Canned fruit: peaches, pears, fruit cocktail ° Canned soup: stews, chowders ° Canned ravioli and chili ° Pasta and pasta sauce ° Boxed dinners: Rice-A-Roni, Hamburger Helper, Banquet Bakes etc. ° Cereal ° Snacks: popcorn, pudding, granola bars ° Personal Items: diapers, baby wipes and other various toiletries

Mariner Game-August 27, 2006
Seattle, WA
8/27/06- Hit A Grand Slam For Easter Seals! Go to the August 27th Mariners game to help raise $10,000 for Easter Seals. Join John L. Scott Portland Sunday, August 27, 2006 at 1:00 PM for the Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA. Bus transportation will be provided for an extra fee. Ticket Prices: Game Only 100 Level $65 Game Only 300 Level $45 Game and Bus Ride 100 Level $100 Game and Bus Ride 300 Level $80 All of the profit goes directly to The Bill Even Memorial Scholarship Fund. To RSVP call 503-656-1115 extension 255 and leave a message. Someone will return your call as quickly as possible. For more information call Ken at 503-781-7132 or Sarah at 971-235-1424.

Lincoln County Children's Advocacy
Newport, OR
8/23/06- The John L. Scott Foundation donated $2,500 to the Lincoln County Children's Advocacy Center. The center provides assessment, advocacy and treatment services for child abuse victims in one location. It is the spirit of giving that makes it possible for the center to acheive its mission.

Louie Fest- August 19, 2006
Sprinkler Park, WA
8/19/06- The Wailers (Louie! Louie! ) are trying to break the worlds record by having 1000 guitars play Louie, Louie together. The John L. Scott Tacoma North office is paying 1/2 the entry fee for school children who want to play in it. There will be 4 stages plus the Main Stage & Debbi's Band, Blond Blind Driving will be 1 of the Bands playing for the benefit. The money will be donated to The Wailer's Charity for Children. For more information visit:

Lincoln County Advocacy Center
Newport, OR
8/11/06- The John L. Scott Foundation sent a check today in the amount of $2,500 to the Lincoln County Advocacy Center on behalf of the agents who have given funds this year. Their child abuse prevention and advocacy program. The Lincoln County Children’s Advocacy Center strives to reduce trauma to child abuse victims through effective evaluation, treatment and advocacy in a secure and healing environment and to prevent child abuse in all its forms. For more information please visit:

John L. Scott Tacoma North Lends a Hand
Tacoma, WA
John L. Scott Tacoma North sponsored the Tacoma Rescue Mission's 13th Annual Golfathon, which benefits the New Life Recovery Program. The proceeds of the event support a residential program for homeless men and women who are seeking a change. Agents, staff and families also cleaned up the streets in the Proctor district of Tacoma, supporting the City of Tacoma's Adopt-A-Spot program. This was the 4th year they have participated.

FUSION'S 13th Annual Art Event
Federal Way, WA
8/2/06- The John L. Scott Foundation is sponsoring FUSION'S 13th Annual Art Event on Wednesday, August 2, 2006. The event will be held at Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way. The event features art from 40 local artists, silent and live auctions and excellent Spanish food. All proceeds from ticket, art and auction sales will help fund transitional housing and support services for women and children in the Federal Way area.

Kent North Raises Money for Children's Hospital
Kent, WA
July, 2006- The Kent North office raised $5,095 for Seattle Children’s Hospital in addition to $3,200 for First Place. Money was collected during their office's program and later donated to these worthy causes. Thank you very much for your continued support of the John L. Scott Foundation and Seattle Children's Hospital.

Food Lifeline
Shoreline, WA
John L. Scott donated $8,000 to Food Lifeline, a food bank network. Our sponsorship helped to underwrite the cost of the plastic shopping bags used during the 2006 National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. The letter carriers collected 781,583 pounds of food to feed the more than 550,000 hungry individuals who visit the emergency feeinding programs. For more information please visit:

JLS Puyallup Office Spirit Group
Puyallup, WA
7/13/06- On July 13 the Spirit Group from John L. Scott Puyallup office came and had a tour of Parent Apartments and the PICU. The Spirit Group is composed of new real estate agents and they have a quarterly fundraiser. This group choose to raise money for family housing. Their advisor, Mike Morelli, called today to say they had the best fundraising ever. The last group raised $4,200 and this group raised $12,760 in 2 weeks – to go to family housing. John L. Scott and Mike are very proud of this group and the continued support offered to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.

Operation Hands On
University Place, WA
Chad & Debbi Anderson have been asked & have accepted to be on the Board of Operation Hands on. This is a charity created by Christie Bazar & Larry Nelthroup last year. For the last year they have & continue to provide housing, household goods & money to Hurricane Katrina families & people in need. John L. Scott Tacoma North & The Anderson Family personally have given both money & free housing in their personal rentals for these families. Senator Patty Murray (check out her web site at has given them an award & there will be a big celebration which the City of University Place will participate in. Thank you and congratulations Chad and Debbi Anderson.

Summerfest-June 26, 2006
Lakewood, WA
6/26/06- The John L. Scott Tacoma North office particpated in the 2006 Summerfest to support Hispanic communities. They also gave them free use of The Academy to hold their 1st ever Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Meeting last month. Thank you Tacoma North for continually supporting your local communities!

Relay for Life-June 24, 2006
6/24/06-John L. Scott participated in the 2006 Relay for Life race. The event was an overnight walk, jog, or run to celebrate survivorship and to raise money for cancer research and support programs. For the second year in a row, John L. Scott was awarded the top trophy for being the top fundraiser. JLS raised in excess of $30,000.

Beat the Bridge-May 21, 2006
Seattle, WA
5/21/06- The John L. Scott Foundation sponsored the 24th Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes run. The run began at Husky stadium at 8:00 am on Sunday, May 21st. There was a 5 mile race, a 1 mile fun run, a 4 mile family walk and a diaper derby for children under 3 years of age. The John L. Scott team raised over $2,400 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Children's Response Center-To Heal a Child's Heart Luncheon
Bellevue, WA
4/18/06- The John L. Scott Foundation Sponsored the 2006 Children's Response Center's annual To Heal a Child's Heart Luncheon. The organization provides comprehensive and culturally sensitive direct services to children and non-offending family members affected by sexual assault and other traumatic events. The Center offers prevention and education services to the community that promote social change focusing on the end to sexual violence. For more information visit:

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive-May 13, 2006
5/13/06-The National Association of Letter Carriers collected food for hungry people in local neighborhoods. Particpants waited for the Letter Carrier's grocery bags-and filled them with non-parishable food items. The event collected 177,578 pounds of food, which is a huge increase from last year's numbers. For more information call Food Lifeline's Volunteer Resource Developer at 206-545-6600 ext. 222.

6th Annual Faces of Caregiving Awards- April 27, 2006
Seattle, WA
4/27/06-The John L. Scott Foundation donated $1,500 to the Cancer Lifeline and was highlighted at the 6th Annual Faces of Caregiving Awards. Cancer Lifeline raises a significant percentage of its annual operating budget at this event. Their program helps people living with cancer, patients, surviors, family members and friends. They provide toll-free, 24 hour Lifeline where cancer patients can recieve information, referrals and emotional support. They also have many support groups and programs. To learn more about the program visit their website:

Habitat for Humanity Spring Breakfast-April 27, 2006
Bellevue, WA
4/27/06- The John L. Scott Foundation sponsored Habitat for Humanity and was highlighted at the 2006 East King County's Spring Breakfast. For more information on the event and the organization please visit:

March of Dimes-April 24, 2006
Seattle, WA
4/24/06- The John L. Scott Foundation Sponsored the 2006 March of Dimes Walk America. The event was held at Qwest Field and had over 5,000 walkers and raised over $1.9 million.

Washington Women in Need-March 9, 2006
Seattle, WA
3/9/06- Donna Linn of the John L. Scott Highlands office hosted the 2006 Washington Women in Need Benefit Luncheon on March 9th. The event raised over $250,000. WWIN's mission is to provide financial assistance for health care and educational needs to low income women living in the state of Washington. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for low-income women.
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John L. Scott office and agents help expand orphanage
Anacortes, WA
Number of Volunteers: 34          
2/22/06- Ten African orphans will soon have a home following a chance meeting between an altruistic Anacortes native and the owners of the Anacortes office of John L. Scott Real Estate. The 34 sales associates of the Anacortes office of John L. Scott recently donated $6,000 to the Dunga Orphanage Project, launched and operated by Sarah O’Brien. The money will be used to construct a second home orphanage in Dunga, a remote fishing village on the shore of Lake Victoria in Kenya. The partnership makes sense, because, “after all, we are in the shelter business, and here was the chance to give 10 children the love and comfort that all kids deserve,’’ said Kathy Clarke, who owns the business with husband Jim. In an e-mail to the American from Africa, O’Brien praised the real estate firm for displaying “the kind of love and compassion that speaks highly of their character.’’ “The number of orphan children (over years) that will benefit from the donation made by John L. Scott will never forget how just at the right time in their life, when they needed help the most, people on the other side of the world were there for them. This is an impression they will have for the rest of their lives.’’ In 2003, O’Brien traveled to Dunga to serve as a volunteer at a school attended by 350 orphans, most of whom lost their parents to AIDS. Shocked by the suffering of the children, she established the nonprofit group the Dunga Orphanage Project. First on the agenda was launching a program to feed the kids. These days, O’Brien and her husband, who is part of the tribe, are parents to 10 orphan girls. O’Brien visited Anacortes last August, and sought and received donations after speaking to such groups as the Soroptimists, Kiwanis and Rotary. “There was just one thing missing, the financial support to build the second family-based orphanage for 10 more orphan girls that are in need of help,’’ she wrote. “The problem that I faced was that I was to return to Kenya in two weeks and the need for a second family-based orphanage is great. I think the hardest thing I have to do while I am in Dunga is to daily turn orphan children away due to lack of space and money to care for them.’’ During her visit O’Brien was working as waitress at the Star Bar, which had placed framed photos of the orphaned children and brochures at the tables. That’s where O’Brien met the Clarkes, who were reading her brochure. “We were instantly taken with her,’’ said Kathy Clarke. The Clarkes invited O’Brien to speak to their employees at their weekly meeting. “She had a wonderful, special, polished presentation, and we were taken with it ... She’s got such a vision,’’ said Clarke. The Clarkes told the employees they would match their combined donations, which totaled $3,000. “The future plan for the Dunga Orphanage Project is to continue to reach out to more orphan children in Dunga and share with my community in Anacortes the opportunity to also make a difference in a child’s life that is in desperate need of help and maybe this will come in the form of Anacortes taking on a new sister city,’’ O’Brien writes. “I feel this relationship between the staff at John L. Scott and the Dunga Orphanage Project is a perfect example of a community working together to make this world a better place.’’ O’Brien plans to visit Anacortes this August, and seeks financial support for a third orphanage. For information on making a donation, e-mail O’Brien at
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Puyallup Office Helps During Holiday Season
Puyallup, WA
12/1/05- Each Christmas, the Puyallup office raises money to provide presents for families whose loved ones are receiving care at Mary Bridge in Tacoma. In 2005, Mike Morelli and company raised over $10,000 to sponsor ten families. Staff members then negotiated major discounts from local merchants, thus making the money go even farther. Mary Bridge provided a truck to agent Carl Shaw, who worked with other team members to wrap and load the presents and then deliver them to the deserving families.
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