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United Way “Day of Caring” has been without a doubt one of the most successful volunteer events at the Northshore Family Center.

Why?

Because of the great people that make it happen.

One of the many teams from Microsoft chose NFC to carry on this year’s Day of Caring. Our project: Back to School Cleaning.

On Friday, September 24th, over 15 individuals, almost six hours of hard work, and lots of fun came together to celebrate another year of volunteerism.

To start the day, our dear Jane baked yummy muffins for everyone to enjoy. But we can’t have pastries without a nice, warm cup of coffee, right? Well, Starbucks -Bothell, supported this event by donating coffee; we couldn’t have had a better start!

Everyone was ready to start working. They got their gear on; there was not a task too big or too small for them. When supplies were short, they even jumped in and went shopping. From cleaning, to weeding, to painting, to scraping… Well, I think I will let the pictures speak for themselves…

Re-painting the front railings and lamp posts

Fixing our mailbox

Fixing the railing for the wheelchair ramp

Re-painting the outside painting area

Lunch time: Qdoba does it again! Rice, black beans, chicken, all part of a Mexican fiesta!

Time for lunch!

Cleaning the backyard toys

Sanitizing toys in the Children’s Room

Disinfecting blocks

Pulling weeds

The lamp post (it’s so beautiful)

A picture is worth a thousand words!

If one person can make a difference, you should see what this team did!

The Northshore Family Center team wants to thank:

Home Depot -Bothell- for their kind donation, once again they have supported us with supplies to make this a successful event.

Starbucks -Bothell- for keeping us warm during this rainy day with their coffee.

Qdoba Mexican Grill -Woodinville- for the delicious food that made everyone happy (and full).

Special thanks to the Microsoft team led by Anne Marie Mason.

Thank you everyone who made this a fun day of volunteerism!

Thank you for supporting your community!