Bellevue, WA — On September 18, a team from CFO Selections joined with 12,000 volunteers from all over King County to participate in the United Way’s Day of Caring. United WayOn this day, work teams participated in over 500 service projects.
The projects covered a wide variety of needs at area nonprofits, ranging from building a community garden in a low-income neighborhood to holding a food drive for families living in temporary housing while their kids are hospitalized.
Aligned with the foster care focus of the CFOS Foundation, our project was helping Amara, a nonprofit working with parents to provide “forever families” for children in need. Amara is moving to beautiful new facility in south Seattle. It is almost ready for occupancy, but in the final stages they needed file boxes moved, furniture brought in to the offices, and a bumper crop of blackberry vines removed from the fences around the parking lot.
John Morse, Amara’s Executive Director, said “the team from CFOS reminded us of how much more we can do for children because we have a community that cares so deeply and shows it in so many ways.”
We had a great day, taking a break from our usual desk bound, “spreadsheet-and-a-meeting” schedules, and were proud to contribute a small part of the overall $1.6 million dollars of labor given to the community.
For all you business people who have read this far – we challenge you to join together with your own team, and volunteer next year. There’s a great project waiting for you!
Founded in 1921, Amara is a Seattle-based nonprofit offering domestic adoption, foster care, and all options pregnancy counseling services. The organization facilitates between 70 and 90 adoptions annually. With community support, Amara partners with parents to create stable, loving, lifelong homes for children in need. Their vision and wish for the future is “A Home for Every Child.”