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.
A Spring 2019 grant was provided towards the purchase of an estimated 1,445 pounds of food and provide 807 meals.