BENEFITING: Wellspring Family Services
Thank you for taking part in Vulcan’s Gift of Give (Because Actions Speak Louder Than Words). Our goal is to make a real difference in the lives of children and families in need this holiday season. Please read on for more information about this extraordinary nonprofit, then get ready to take action!
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation will match donated funds made through this campaign, making your generosity go twice as far.
About Wellspring Family Services
Since 1892 Wellspring has been a source of opportunity for children, adults and families in our community to reach their full potential. Wellspring Family Services Marketing & Communications Director Jessie Hooper recalls looking outside to see a van full of jubilant children. “They were laughing and goofing around like any other group of kids,” says Hooper. “Then it struck me—they were on their way to the shelter. Every single one of them was homeless.”
Although she knew about the organization before she started, it was onsite that Hooper discovered the comprehensive work of Wellspring: Not only do they help families meet their basic needs and services, but they also treat root cause issues through a constellation of programs that address every aspect of crisis: housing stability, domestic violence, parent/child therapy, an early learning center exclusively for homeless children ages one to five, and a baby boutique where parents can shop for their children’s clothes, toys, diapers and more.