In 2018 we have chosen to work with two amazing local charities, Embrace Washington and Teen & Kid Closet! In their words: "Embrace Washington is committed to providing, caring and supporting children in foster care within our community. We do this by raising awareness of vulnerable children's needs, identify how to meet those needs by connecting individuals and organizations with a heart to serve the foster care community. Daily we strive to eliminate any roadblocks that foster parents face to provide a normal happy life for a child in foster care. These roadblocks could be a variety of things such as: providing a foster child a new bed, educational support, paying for summer camp, music or sports and educational support are just to name a few." From Teen & Kid Closet: " Teen and Kid Closet is all about dignity for an often overlooked population, children in need. The idea is simple. We give new or gently used clothing to children who need it. Our focus is youth in foster care or in poverty. By partnering with community members to get clothing donations - and staffing all positions with volunteers - we leverage resources in a huge way. Together, we are helping our children and youth understand how much our community cares and believes in them." Last year we raised more than $20,000 for Solution is Hours - we'd like to beat that total this year!