One of the most rewarding aspects of being involved with the Bumps & Babies Fair is our ability to contribute to vital, family focused, non-profit agencies in our community. Our event not only benefits it’s buyers and sellers, but also local families and communities in need. At the end of our sales, we encourage consignors to donate unsold items to our event charity. This year, Bumps & Babies Fair is proud to be partnering with the following non-profit organizations:
Since 1892, Wellspring Family Services has been a private, non-profit organization helping area families achieve self-sufficiency. Our services have changed over the years, but our commitment to a stronger, healthier community has never wavered.
Our mission: Wellspring Family Services builds emotionally healthy, self-sufficient families and a non-violent community in which they can thrive. In 2008 we served more than 6,000 people. By addressing the overlapping issues of mental health challenges, domestic violence, and homelessness we help strengthen our community by providing families with the solutions they need to build healthy relationships and stable lives.
The need is great. You don’t have to look far to find someone in need of our services. In King County alone:
- 2,922 children and their parents are homeless every night
- 23,000 children witness domestic violence in their homes
- 25% of our adult population has mental health issues
Wellspring has made a substantial impact in our community. In 2008:
- Housing placement for 98 homeless families with 453 children.
- Emergency housing to 109 families with 228 children.
- Housing stabilization and ongoing support services to 159 families.
- Eviction prevention services to 188 households to prevent them from losing housing, including $81,500 in rental assistance.
- Child care, early education, nutritious meals, and medical check-ups to 77 homeless children at Morningsong Early Learning Center.
- In-home therapy to 44 children and their parents coping with trauma related to homelessness, domestic violence and family instability.