HopeLink

Hopelink provided programs and services to 63,700 low-income residents in King and Snohomish Counties in 2016.  In total, 21,641 individuals received food, shelter, heat, employment counseling, adult education, and/or financial assistance.  Transportation was provided to 43,994 clients.

Sammamish Rotary funded English for Work, a work-focused English as a second language class for immigrants, in Issaquah in 2015. Twenty three students enrolled and 17 finished the course for a 74% completion rate. Of those who completed the class, 65% achieved an educational level gain in reading or listening according to the CASAS standardized test and two students obtained employment.  (See PPT Presentation)

A grant was issued by Sammamish Rotary fall 2016 for the Holiday Gift Room.

In the fall of 2017, the Rotary provided a grant to fund shelving for the new, larger Redmond food bank that is currently under construction. This new food bank will serve homeless and low-income area residents including Sammamish residents. Single and double-sided racks will allow Hopelink to easily group and display food such as a bread items shelf, canned proteins shelf, and a baby food shelf. This allows clients the dignity of shopping in a grocery store model and choosing for their families culturally appropriate foods that they enjoy. Hopelink expects to serve a greater number of clients in the new food bank.

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