"As the nation's largest state-based hiking nonprofit organization, Washington Trails Association is the voice for hikers in Washington state. We protect hiking trails and wildlands, take volunteers out to maintain trails, and promote hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore the outdoors. We believe that hiking trails are our link to wilderness and that people will protect the places they love to hike, from local parks to remote wilderness. It is vitally important for everyone to have the opportunity to access the outdoors, and we are committed to reducing barriers to hiking trails and lands."- WTA

What Bellden Does to Help:

We are committed volunteers of this wonderful organization along with so many others who are building the trails by barehands days after days, weeks after weeks. They offer volunteer opportunities like work day parties, weekend work parties and also weeklong vacation work parties. Every time is always a good time! 

DSHS King County Project supported by Seattle Union Gospel Light Up the City Project (link)

Department of Social and Health Services’ Children Administration

“To transform lives by acting to protect children and promote healthier families through strong partnerships with the community, providers, and Tribes.” And put “an end to Child Abuse and Neglect.” - from its official website.

Office Moms and Dads program is a volunteer program we have participated and highly recommend to other community members who love to work with children who are in need. While the social workers are working hard to finding an appropriate placement for the foster children, we dedicate all of our attention to the children in the moments of fear and uncertainty. During those crucial hours, care boxes are being used to entertain and more importantly comfort these children. To find out more about this, please check out this video:

What Bellden Does to Help: 

One of Bellden’s goals is to connect our community members to things that they have passion for and love to be part of in helping others. On January 21, 2017, we were honored to host a care box packaging event with Bellevue Essential alums and City of Bellevue team.