Involved in serving others
Throughout our community, you'll find our team members at the following events:
December 17, 2018 – Staff from Mainspring Wealth Advisors volunteered at the Eli Creekmore branch of Childhaven, one of our favorite local organizations.
The time was spent sorting toys, clothing and gifts of all sorts that had been generously donated to the organization. Each staff member was given a wish list for a child, and they had to “shop” from the donations to create gift bags containing items from the child’s wish list. Most staff worked on 4 to 5 wish lists.
Others helped check the values on gift cards that had been donated.
It was a very rewarding experience not only to work for such a great organization but to know you had a small part in bringing a smile to a child’s face for the holidays.
Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse Childhaven.
September 14, 2018 – United Way Day of Caring
On Friday, September 14th, team members from Mainspring took part in the United Way of King County Day of Caring. This year we spent the day helping From Roots to Wings, an early childhood development learning center serving children 12 months to 12 years old in Burien. It was time spent having fun as a team and giving back to an amazing local organization.
The United Way is not affiliated with or endorsed by Raymond James.
August 9, 2018 – Annual Charity Invitational Golf tournament
On August 9th, Mainspring had its annual Charity Invitational Golf tournament. Over 60 golfers participated in a “Scramble” style format to benefit Eastside Pathways. This group raised over $15,000 while enjoying the beautiful views from Newcastle Golf Club. Chris Davies, Ryan Reese, Alex Schiner and Phil Treat were our tournament winners, shooting an impressive 58! Our own Jeremy Taylor took home the “Closest to the Pin” award and Rosanne Fairweather won the “Longest Drive.”
Eastside Pathways is a community-wide partnership of more than 60 public, private, and non-profit organizations on the Eastside that works collectively to attain better outcomes for children, from cradle to career. Mainspring has long supported their efforts and we would like to thank all our sponsors, donors and staff for making this event possible.
Raymond James is not affiliated with Eastside Pathways.
March 23, 2018 – Kindering's 24th Auction Gala
From arts and crafts, to decorating, and everything in between Mainspring lends a hand at the Kindering Center to help prepare for the 24th Annual Auction Gala.
The Kindering Center is not affiliated with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
December 21 – WestSide Baby & Childhaven
We ended the year with one of our favorite organizations, Childhaven. This year we worked out of the Westside Baby Center. The firm spent the morning separating Christmas toys, bundling new clothes, and spending time with one another. Stay tuned to see what we have in store for 2018.
Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse WestSide Baby or Childhaven.
October 19 – For the third year in a row, Mainspring joined Athletes for Kids to help with their Beneath the Same Sky auction.
Athletes for Kids is a great organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of children who have disabilities and special needs, and the high school athletes who mentor them. AFK believes that modeling acceptance, inclusion, and respect of all individuals transforms and strengthens our communities.
Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse Athletes for Kids.
September 15 – For United Way Day of Caring, Mainspring volunteered at Acres of Diamonds in Duvall.
Acres is part of a larger response to the growing problem of women and children living in poverty in Western Washington. About half of the 20,000 homeless in Washington every night are families with children, with no safe place to lay their head, and little hope of breaking free from the entanglements that got them there. It is against these tremendous odds that Acres offers hope to women and children who find the courage to try to change their destiny. They serve families who are predominantly victims of domestic violence or substance abuse, and lifelong poverty.
At this year’s Day of Caring, we helped Acres of Diamonds with cleaning of the campus (painting, organizing, and yard work) and additional duties, weather permitting.
Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse Acres of Diamonds.
June 2 – Just another fun-filled day, working with one of our favorite organizations, Kindering. Associate Advisor Anna Shea, Director of Operations Tia Sanidad and Relationship Manager Shanel Konzelman volunteered at the Parent Child Home Program (PCHP) graduation and learning about this program that teaches families in need about the importance of early education. PCHP is an extensive school readiness program for children ages 2 to 4 and their parents. We learned that trained home visitors demonstrate important parenting skills, positive verbal interaction, and play in order to enhance their child’s development.
Raymond James is not affiliated with Kindering.
May 1 – May 31 - Second Annual Mother's Day Diaper Baby Food and Baby Formula Drive Benefitting Eastside Baby Corner
Raymond James is not affiliated with Eastside Baby Corner or EBC.
May 19, 2017 – A day well spent with one of our favorite local charities, the Des Moines Area Food Bank. On Friday, Tia Sanidad (COO, Director of Operations, Mainspring Wealth Advisors), Anna Shea (Associate Financial Planner), Joann Byerly (Client Services Support), and Shanel Konzelman (Client Relationship Manager) volunteered their time to help clients shop for food, organized goods, and spoke with the leadership team about the need for help in the community. We will definitely be back to help out again. Please be on the lookout for opportunities to join in volunteering with your Mainspring team.
Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse any organization listed above.
December 16 – Established in 1909, Childhaven has been a safe and caring place for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Today, their trailblazing childhood trauma treatment program heals the youngest survivors of abuse and neglect and prepares them for success in school and in life. And by improving parenting skills and strengthening relationships, Childhaven's mission is to break the cycle of abuse and neglect and lay the foundation for generations of safe and nurturing families. Mainspring will be assisting with setting up an organized shopping experience for families in need.
Raymond James is not affiliated with Childhaven.
October 27 – Athletes for Kids is a youth mentoring program that serves children in 1st-9th grades who have special needs and disabilities of all kinds. These children are matched with high school athletes in a one-to-one mentoring relationship to learn from each other and positively impact each other's lives. Mainspring will be assisting for the second year with their annual auction by checking-in guests, passing out bidding packets, and acting as runners with the live auction. www.athletesforkids.org
September 23 – Do you have our state's biggest volunteer day on your radar? September 23rd is Day of Caring, and thousands of people and businesses will be out and about in the community volunteering their time to assist local nonprofits with essential projects. We won't know Mainspring's project until later in the summer, but if you want to spend a fun day with us and feel great, go ahead and SAVE THE DATE. Last year we assisted Y.E.S. in Bellevue building toys for their recreational room, and we had a blast! https://www.uwkc.org/events/day-of-caring/
August 21 – This will be a whole lot of family fun on Whidbey Island! Several local celebrities, including the Mayor, will take a pie-in-the-face all in support of raising funds and awareness for a couple of great causes. Last year we raised much laughter and an impressive $1,500 in three hours! You won't want to miss it.
June 15 – Set aside this morning to participate with us as we host a Staff Appreciation Pancake Breakfast for the Kindering staff of over 120. Bring your culinary skills or assist with set-up, serving, clean-up, etc.
May 21 – Join our Mainspring Relay Team (or form your own) and participate with us in the Bellevue Relay For Life® movement at Bellevue High School track from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. This will be a fun day full of family activities, ceremonies honoring those who have lost their life to cancer and those currently battling the disease, and raising awareness to "finish the fight." http://www.relayforlife.org/bellevuewa
Highline Schools Foundation Gold Star Breakfast takes place at Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle at 7:30 a.m. Each year this breakfast is a much-anticipated celebration and fundraiser to benefit Highline Schools. Foundation, and proceeds raised directly support students in the district in areas where state funding cannot.April 15
Please come and dine at Azteca Restaurant in Bellevue on either day/night; 20% of all proceeds, including alcohol, will be remitted to the Bellevue Relay For Life® event, which is the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising event. April 10 & 11
Please come and dine at California Pizza Kitchen in Bellevue on either day/night. 20% of all proceeds, including alcohol, will be remitted to the Bellevue Relay For Life® event, which is the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising event. This will be Mainspring's second year of sponsoring this event at the Gold level. March 2 & 3
Volunteer with us at Kindering Center Bellevue as we help them prepare for their annual auction. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Kindering embraces children of diverse abilities and their families by providing the finest education and therapies to nurture hope, courage and the skills to soar. Kindering Center is located at 16120 NE 8th St., Bellevue, WA 98008, in the Crossroads area. http://www.kindering.orgMarch 4
Des Moines Rotary 12th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival at Des Moines Beach Park Event Center. All proceeds go to Music for Life, a program that puts instruments back in the hands of kids. http://www.DrinkToMusic.org http://www.DrinkToMusic.orgMarch 4 & 5
Join us in our Second Annual Sock Drive as we collect socks for people who need them in our community. Please bring new, unused men's and women's socks to any of our three offices. At the end of the drive, the socks will be distributed. Feb. 16 – March 31
Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse any organization listed above.
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