Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby Seattle, WA. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Transforming lives and communities, one student at a time.
Providing access, transforming lives, Jubilee REACH steps in the gap for those in need around Bellevue, providing access to assistance programs and services focused on growing community and empowering our youth. Bellevue's needs are evolving rapidly, and Jubilee REACH continues to meet them by focusing on our core values, also known as our R.E.A.C.H: Relationship, Education, Assistance, Community, and Hospitality.
Inspiring lifelong environmental and community stewardship
Founded in 1998, IslandWood is a unique 255-acre outdoor learning center designed to provide exceptional learning experiences and inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship. We offer programs for everyone - children, graduate students, teachers, families, and adults. Through its flagship School Overnight Program, IslandWood's educators combine scientific inquiry, technology and the arts to help Puget Sound-area students discover natural connections with the outdoors. A wide range of community programs is available for children, adults and families that enhance individual exploration and understanding of the natural world. IslandWood offers hands-on learning opportunities using the unique ecology and natural history of the Puget Sound. Lifelong learning is encouraged to inspire environmental and community stewardship.
Bringing people and pets together
Seattle Humane, founded in 1897, brings people and pets together to enrich each others lives. Practicing a no kill philosophy, they save companion animals' lives and place these formerly abandoned pets in homes of their own. Both the animals and humans benefit. Seattle Humane places loving dogs, cats and other small companion animals in homes of their own no matter how long it takes. They provide shelter related services for any companion animal in King County who needs help. In addition, Seattle Humane operates a spay/neuter clinic, education/community outreach and youth tours, and Summer Adventure Camp for Kids, among others.
A Home for Every Child
For over 90 years, Amara has been providing services to families and children. Throughout our history we have developed pioneering programs to meet the changing needs of our community's children, youth and families. Our mission is to create and support stable, loving homes for vulnerable children. And our vision and wish for the future is "A Home for Every Child." Amara is an independent, nonprofit in the State of Washington and was formerly known as Medina Children's Services. Amara facilitates between 70 and 90 adoptions annually.
Enabling young people to realize their full potential
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue's mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue was founded in 1952 with one Clubhouse in downtown Bellevue. Since its inception the Club has provided the young people of our community with something they need and want most: a safe environment where adults respect and listen to them; a place where they can have fun. Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue currently operates 12 sites within the City of Bellevue including the Main Clubhouse in downtown Bellevue, 3 in Public Housing Sites, 3 in elementary schools, and 2 dedicated Teen Centers.
Touching Lives, Improving Health
Pet Partner's mission is to improve human health and well-being through the human-animal bond. Pet Partners is the national leader in demonstrating and promoting positive human-animal interactions to improve the physical, emotional and psychological lives of those we serve. Our 14,000 volunteer therapy animal teams make visits across the nation, and interact with a wide variety of clients including veterans with PTSD, seniors living with Alzheimer's, students with literacy challenges, patients in recovery, people with intellectual disabilities, and those approaching end of life. Pet Partners teams help people become healthier and happier through incorporating animal assisted activities into their lives.
Inspiring parents, community members, civic organizations and businesses to enhance education
Bainbridge Schools Foundation works to support the school district's vision and mission. We raise funds, gather resources and act as a catalyst to involve the community in public education. Our goal is to help bridge the gap between what the district receives to fund education and what it needs to adequately fund its programs to achieve educational excellence.
Leading the way to future with hope
The mission of Esperanza International is to free children and their families from poverty through initiatives that generate income, education and health, restoring self-worth and dignity to those who have lost hope. Esperanza's programs are set up through our Integral Development Model (IDM), which consists of four strategic programs for human development and transformation: 1) Microfinance Services 2) Education and Vocational Training 3) Health Care 4) Community Development Esperanza focuses on long-lasting solutions that enable families to help themselves.
Taking Action, Making Change.
The Alliance for a Just Society's mission is to execute regional and national campaigns and build strong state affiliate organizations and partnerships that address economic, racial, and social inequities. This is the core idea of the Alliance: to give grassroots organizations, research groups, media organizations and educators the ability to work together, each doing what we have the experience and expertise to do best. Our vision for the Alliance is a multifaceted national organization that includes grassroots and progressive organizations with particular expertise working together to address economic, racial, and social inequality.
The seafood industry's answer to hunger
SeaShare's mission is to engage the seafood industry in a collective effort to improve nutrition for the people served by food banks and feeding centers around the country. It is the only organization that focuses on seafood, and the seafood industry, as a source of nutrition for hunger-relief. SeaShare brings the resources of the fishing industry and related service organizations together to help fight hunger not only in Western Washington, but around the country through the strategic partnership with Feeding America and their national network of food banks.
Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions
The Positive Futures Network informs and inspires peoples' active engagement in building a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world. Through Yes! Magazine and Yes! Online, we feature powerful ideas and practical actions for solving the most critical environmental, social, and economic issues of our time. We encourage teachers, journalists, grassroots groups, faith organizations, and policy makers to use our articles to promote practical ways to bring about a positive future.
Generational Change, One Child At A Time
To accelerate generational change, Friends of the Children identifies youth facing the toughest challenges and connects them with professional mentors who guide them to develop their greatest potential and achieve their goals. From kindergarten through graduation, no matter what.
Promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms
The Second Amendment Foundation, founded in 1974 by Alan Gottlieb, is dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms. To that end, we carry on many educational and legal action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun control debate. The Second Amendment Foundation is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Since its founding, the Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.