As a student at Federal Way High School, Andrea is already Paying It Forward in our community. Her service to our community is extensive. She has been heavily involved in Key Club who helps at various events throughout the city and also collects canned food for the school's Eagle Pantry. She recently helped Reach Out by organizing a group to clean the totes and mats used by the clients at the shelters.
Andrea serves as a Lieutenant Governor for Division 33 of the Pacific Northwest District of Key Club International for Federal and Auburn. She is part of the Advancing Leadership Youth 2015 class and involved with organizing the "Co-Op with the Cops" event bringing the community and police force together to better understand each other.
For the past 2 years she has served as a co-chair on the Make the Dash Count youth board. With other high schools students from around South Puget Sound they look for local non-profits to give a grant to each year. They search, interview and visit each of the non-profits and go through a selection process as a board. Andrea has already made a difference in the lives of many people in and around Federal Way, and we expect her leadership skills and compassion to help her become a future leader in Federal Way.
For more than 20 years Hope has been Paying It Forward in our community. Her work with the Federal Way Community Care Giving Network and organizing the Monday Night Community Suppers for the last 14 years are just two examples of the selfless work she does. Often helping many of the same people Reach Out serves in addition to numerous families with children.
Last spring, Hope and some friends made and delivered 800 Easter baskets to the Multi-Service Center, for children whose families might not be able to afford the gifts this spring is just one example of the kind of work she does for our community. This was the 7th or 8th Easter she has worked on this project and provided great joy for many families in our neighborhood..
She gets great satisfaction helping others and enjoys connecting with the giving community here in Federal way. She has served on our city council and was the Deputy Mayor. Currently she serves on the Planning commission because of her concern for property owners.
Hope worries about our neighbors who are in need and participates in many events and activities to give them help with basic necessities and with hope.
Reach Out Overnight Shelter Programs provide
shelter, daily meals and case management to adults without homes in
South King County. This year the shelter will open on October 1, 2015 and operate through March 31, 2016. This is an expansion from five months of service to six months. Reach Out relies on partnerships with area
congregations, community organizations, businesses, and public and
private contributors, as well as many caring individuals and families.
The program’s goal is to serve those in need by providing support to
assist them in achieving self-sufficiency, in turn strengthening our
community. Each shelter season, Reach Out clients receive a warm meal in the evening, breakfast in the morning and leave for the day with a sack lunch. Thanks to the
hard work and contributions of many, Reach Out clients receive help that can lead to a stable living environment.
We welcome your support in any way that you are able and willing to give: time, energy, resources, monetary donations and prayers.
Reach Out Men's and Women's shelters are both currently closed but will open on October 1, 2015. Intake interviews are required prior to admittance into the program.
Intake for the 2015/2016 Season begins on September 14, 2015 at New Hope Christian Fellowship in Federal Way (31411 6th Ave. S) and will continue throughout the season on Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11am – 1:00 pm.
For more information, please call: (253) 584-0077, ext 2.
Reach Out provides the following essential services during the Winter Shelter Season:
Reach Out is a program of