2011 BFF Turkey Drive a HUGE success!

Huge thanks to everyone who supported the Turkey Drive...This year we were able to provide Thanksgiving Dinner to 1,523 families in need!
Thanks for your support: John & Debbie Bacon, Brad Cahill, Amanda Faddis, Amber & Nick Blomquist, Brett Amos, Kristyn Arnold, Jason Brown, Putter Bert, Kevin & Su Choi, Christy Clark, Lori Cohen, Louis & Karen DeArias, Bjorn & Laurie Eide, John Ederer, Rob & Erin Estes, Garth Erickson, Jennifer Fitz, Jason Gardiner, Jeff Garr, Macy Glassford, Parker & Kelsey Gordon, Merrett Green, Stacy Graven, Mike & Chris Griffith, Troy & Amber Hansen, Tyler Hay, Renee Hawkes, Conor Hansen, Dae Hee Bang, Derek Heed, Ben Johnson, Jarrett & Darcy Johnson, Kelly Kosir, JaQueline Krause, Tony Kutch, Dean Linden, Justin Luger, Jeff & Katie Lund, Jamie Lynch, Niki & Brett Morton, Mark & Marianne Mowat, Samantha O'Hanlon, Bryan Oliver, Martin Pascual, John & Lynda McIlwaine, Todd & Krystle McIlwaine, Jordan Nilson, Eirik Olsen, Tina Pappas, Michael & Hwa Park, Marilyn Mason-Plunkett, Joe & Michelle Razore, Matt Razore, Cathy Herr, Kea Rensch, Kara Russell, Steve Savard, Lindsay Bacon & Michael Sebade, Brent & Desa Schrader, Alice & Jim Souders, Justin & Kelli Stewart, Sherwood Family Medicine, Susie Taketa, Courtney Thomas-Botham, Matt & Carina Walters, Jeromy Warnick, Laura Weingaertner, Jeff Wise, Carly Young. John & Sydney Bacon, Joey, Britta, Kayla, Nick & Jace Bacon. Tony, Amy & Stella Bacon.

Posted on November 28, 2011 .

Jubilee REACH receives $50,000 from the Bacon Family Foundation to launch Jubilee Reality SPORTS

Tony Bacon & Ali Bacon present a check to Jubilee Reach Executive Director Brent Christie

Tony Bacon & Ali Bacon present a check to Jubilee Reach Executive Director Brent Christie

BELLEVUE, WA. (August 1, 2011) — The Bacon Family Foundation has supported Jubilee REACH, a non-profit serving the needs of the community of Bellevue, over the years and seen the positive affect the Jubilee REACH mission “Love, Listen and Learn” has had on our community. The recent donation of $50,000 will support Jubilee REACH’s newest endeavor – Jubilee Reality SPORTS.

Jubilee Reality SPORTS is a joining together of the needs of the Bellevue School District and the willingness of Jubilee REACH to lend an ear. Jubilee REACH will provide soccer and basketball teams for six middle schools starting this fall under the leadership of Tim Kuykendall, Manager of Jubilee Reality SPORTS and After School Programs. The aim of Jubilee Reality Sports is to provide a safe place for the youth of Bellevue to be seen, heard and cared for by experienced coaches, tutors and mentors to develop youth as individuals as well as athletes. Coaches and staff will coach character, life skills and academic success above and beyond the athleticism, teamwork and sportsmanship provided on a regular sports team. The goal is beyond winning, and that’s what makes Jubilee Reality SPORTS unique.

Jubilee Reality SPORTS is just another way Jubilee REACH is creating lasting change in the community and mobilizing local businesses, organizations, churches and schools to care for their neighbor.

To learn more about Jubilee Reach, visit www.jubileereach.org

Posted on August 3, 2011 .

Boys & Girls Club receives Fund-A-Need match from the Bacon Family Foundation

Tony Bacon of the Bacon Family Foundation presents a check to Kathy Haggart, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue.

Tony Bacon of the Bacon Family Foundation presents a check to Kathy Haggart, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue.

Bellevue, WA. -

The Bellevue Boys & Girls Club doesn't have its new building yet, but it did receive a $35,000 donation from a “fund-a-need” match offered through the Bacon Family Foundation, a long-time benefactor of the BBGC.

That was part of the surprise news Saturday night at the club’s annual Auction. About 450 people attended the event which raised $460,000.

Boys & Girls Club President & CEO Kathy Haggart said the matching gift was announced just minutes before the auction started on May 14. Tony Bacon of the Bacon Family Foundation informed her they would match any donation made by those in attendance at the auction.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue currently operates 14 sites within the City of Bellevue including 2 Main Clubhouses, 7 sites in schools, 3 sites in Public Housing Complexes, and 2 dedicated Teen Center.

 

The Club continues to explore new avenues of outreach and is currently discussing relocation or renovation of the Main Clubhouse facility.

Posted on May 24, 2011 .

Bacon Family Foundation donates $100,000 to Bellevue Schools Foundation

Tony Bacon from The Bacon Family Foundation presents a check to Roxanne Shepherd, Dr. Tracy Maury & Marian McDermott from The Bellevue Schools Foundation.

Tony Bacon from The Bacon Family Foundation presents a check to Roxanne Shepherd, Dr. Tracy Maury & Marian McDermott from The Bellevue Schools Foundation.

BELLEVUE, WA. (February 17, 2011) — The Bacon Family Foundation announced today a donation of $100,000 to benefit the Bellevue Schools Foundation. The donation will help fund the academic and support programs "Bridging The Achievement Gap & Project Readiness" (BTAG) for Bellevue's low-income schools. Project Readiness targets academic intervention and needed services so every child is ready to learn.

"On behalf of the students whose educations will be improved, we'd like to thank the Bacon Family Foundation for their generous contribution," Roxanne Shepherd, Executive Director, Bellevue Schools Foundation. "The families generosity helps make it possible for the Bellevue Schools Foundation (BSF) to fund exceptional learning opportunities for Bellevue School District students."

 

Since 2006, The Bacon Family Foundation has donated over $2,200,000 to organizations that support children and their families in greater King County.

About The Bacon Family Foundation

The Bacon Family Foundation is focused on improving both academics and living conditions for children located in Bellevue Washington (the eastside of Seattle), where disadvantaged children tend to be overlooked.

For more information on the BFF, visit: www.BaconFamilyFoundation.org

About Bellevue Schools Foundation

Founded in 1979, Bellevue Schools Foundation's mission is to promote and help fund the best possible learning opportunities for all students in the Bellevue School District.

For more information on the BSF, visit: www.bsfdn.org

Posted on February 17, 2011 .

Hopelink receives $50,000 from the Bacon Family Foundation

Tony Bacon from The Bacon Family Foundation presents a check to Hopelink CEO 

Tony Bacon from The Bacon Family Foundation presents a check to Hopelink CEO 

(via hope-link.org)Tuesday, February 11, 2011

The Bacon Family Foundation has once again demonstrated their commitment to helping those in our community who are experiencing a crisis by providing a grant of $50,000.

These funds will be used to continue the more than 35 programs that help low income and homeless families and individuals move from crisis to stability, and eventually to thriving.

Posted on February 11, 2011 .

Bacon Family Foundation Toy Drive

Help us make sure every child in need receives something this holiday season. Last year we shopped for 230 children and this year we want that number to grow.

 

Here's how you can help out: For every toy donated by one of our friends, we'll donate ten!

 

Our goal is to make the holiday's special for 600 children this year...Your donation of $25.00 will provide presents for 11 children.

 

Benefiting Seattle Children's Hospital & students and families within The Bellevue School District

Posted on November 30, 2010 .

Turkey Drive a success!

We'd like to express our appreciation for everyone who supported The BFF Turkey Drive. Your donations were incredibly helpful and allowed us to reach our goal of feeding 500+ families this Thanksgiving. Your assistance means so much to us but even more to the families that Hopelink serves. Thank you from all of us in the Bacon Family.

Posted on November 27, 2010 .

BFF Turkey Drive

Help us make sure every family on the Eastside has a Thanksgiving dinner. Last year we donated 250 turkeys to families & this year we want that number to grow.

Here's how you can help out: For every turkey donated by one of our friends, we'll donate five!

Our goal is to to feed 500 families this Thanksgiving...

Your donation of $15.00 will feed 6 families for the Thanksgiving Holiday!

Thanks for your support:

John & Debbie Bacon, Jessica & Oliver Aalami, Linda & David Berg, Duncan Butcher, Nick & Amber Blomquist, Courtney Briones, Brad Cahill, Anna Carson, Jeff Cato, Su & Kevin Choi, Lori Cohen, Dawn Cozzolino, Marisa Dorazio & Adam Pierce, Laurie & Bjorn Eide, Garth Erickson, Bryan Estes, Mark Forgette, Carrie Funk, Macy Cross Glassford, Parker & Kelsey Gordon, Merrett Green, Conor Hansen, Tyler Hay, Cathy Herr, Amber & Troy Hansen, Chelsey Hendrikson, Kim Jeffries, Steven Jenness, Darcy & Jarrett Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Shain Jordan, Kathy Krug, Jeff & Katie Lund, Lynda & John McIlwaine, Todd & Krystle McIlwaine, Kris Medchill, Sam Meyler, Niki & Brett Morton, Heija Nunn, Henry Oh, Bryan Oliver, Matt Razore, Ian Ritchie, Brent & Desa SchraderChristine Schwager, Monica Silverman, Scott Sulman, Justin & Kelli Stewart, Susie Taketa, Dan Titcomb, Laura Weingaertner, Alissa Bacon, Kayla, Nick, & Jace Bacon, Stella Bacon, Sydney Bacon, Lindsay Bacon

Posted on November 1, 2010 .