Jacobson Jarvis provides financial and accounting services to all kinds of different not-for-profit organizations, from radio stations to childcare centers and more. Our clients in health care services are some of the hardest working organizations around, and Jacobson Jarvis is happy to provide support to nonprofits like these that make such a big difference in our community.
Who they are: WithinReach is a family-focused organization that connects families across Washington state with support and resources for food and low-cost health care. They share information through easy-to-use apps and websites, and train their staff on inequities and relevant social issues to better serve all communities. WithinReach also implements outreach programs in schools and neighborhoods to help families apply for food stamps, connect with food banks, and provide summer meals to children who depend on school lunches during the rest of the year.
What they have been up to: On October 5th, WithinReach hosted its fourth annual Big Wigs & Swigs fundraising event. To celebrate 30 years of WithinReach, the theme was 1988, and the event was chock-full of delicious bites and beverages, costumes, photo booths, client stories, speakers, and ‘80s dance parties — all to further their mission of helping Washington families navigate the state’s health care system.
How you can help: WithinReach is always looking for volunteers to help serve the community and showcase their diverse experience and skills. Keep an eye on their social media accounts and calendar for more fundraising events like Big Wigs & Swigs, or check out their website to give a one-time or monthly donation.
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Pediatric Interim Care Center
Who they are: Pediatric Interim Care Center (PICC) has been providing 24/7 care and services for drug-exposed infants for over 30 years. Executive Director Barbara Drennen began taking care of premature, cocaine-exposed infants in her home in the 1980s, eventually opening a special center designed for that purpose. PICC provides round-the-clock care to prenatally exposed newborns, filling the gap between hospital and home. They also provide caregiver training, checkups, and outreach services to staff and families.
What they have been up to: Earlier this month, PICC held their annual Walk for the Babies event, a 5K walkathon starting at the Kent Station Shopping Center that raises money and awareness for the drug-exposed infants they treat. Last year’s event brought out over 350 participants and raised more than $27,000.
How you can help: Look out for next year’s Walk for the Babies and PICC’s annual May luncheon, but in the meantime, you can see if your place of employment has a matching gift program, volunteer, or donate baby items from PICC’s wish list.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Who they are: Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) provides temporary housing for families of patients being treated at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Each family has a one-bedroom space with a private bath and internet connection, and access to a shared communal dining room, living room, kitchen, library, laundry facilities and more. Volunteers cook hot homemade meals several days out of the week, and RMHC provides almost all necessary accommodations, such as towels, blankets, and paper products. Ronald McDonald House also provides self-contained apartments for families of bone marrow transplant patients who aren’t able to live in communal housing. The House can accommodate up to 80 families per night, helping over 450 families annually.
What they have been up to: In early September, RMHC put on their all-ages bowling event Bob’s Bowl-a-Rama, with proceeds from raffle tickets and lane sales benefiting RMHC. October 13th marked Ronald McDonald House’s annual gala. The event directly benefits operations at the Seattle and the Anchorage, Alaska houses, and welcomes over 400 guests for an evening of silent and live auctions and delicious food and drink.
How you can help: You can help Ronald McDonald House by making an individual donation on their website, donating an item off of their wish list, or holding your own DIY fundraiser, such as a bake sale or garage sale.
Jacobson Jarvis is proud to partner with and lend our services and specialized experience to these health care-focused nonprofits in the greater Seattle area.