October 2021 Newsletter

Hi Sno-Valley Community,

It‚Äôs so exciting to see how lively our¬†community¬†becomes during the holiday season. Halloween is no exception! So many of our neighboring communities are pulling out all the stops this spooky season¬†ūüéÉ Here‚Äôs a quick list of the Valley‚Äôs upcoming events:

Halloween on the Ridge – Sunday, Oct. 31, 1-4 p.m
This is a free event for all you kidos! Stroll by local businesses along Center Boulevard on Snoqualmie Ridge for candy and treats. Costumes encouraged. 

Downtown North Bend‚Äôs Trick or Treat Street – Saturday, Oct. 30 from 2-6pm 
Enjoy live music and trick-or-treating in downtown North Bend with your local merchants, friends and neighbors! This is a free event open to all ages. No registration is necessary. Check out the Discover North Bend site for more info. 

Friends of Youth Open House & Halloween Festival – Sunday, Oct. 31st from 3-5pm 
Friends of Youth is excited to invite you to a kid-friendly Open House and Halloween Festival. Wear your best costume, play games, enjoy hot chocolate, light refreshments, and of course, CANDY! Friends of Youth is located at 7972 Maple Ave SE in downtown Snoqualmie (about a block from the Railroad Museum)

There are so many more events happening in the Valley! Stay up to date via the Living Snoqualmie blog. 

We wish you all a safe and spooky Halloween!¬†ūüĎĽ

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Community Resources

Have you taken a look at the Resources Page on our website?

The Resource Page is a one-stop shop to learn about programs and services in the Snoqualmie Valley that may benefit you and the people you care about. If you work at a local nonprofit and are interested in contributing to our resource page or in becoming a part of our referral network, please contact us at info@nullasupportivecommunityforall.org.

If you do not see a local resource to meet your need, call 2-1-1 for further assistance.

What We’re Watching

This month we‚Äôre switching it up a bit. Instead of highlighting a book like we usually do, we‚Äôre excited to share a TEDTalk that has been on our minds. 

In the TEDTalk, Miriam Barnett speaks about her life‚Äôs career in nonprofit organizations.  She is a warrior for social justice and looks at life through an abundance lens. Her mission is to make a difference in the lives of others one person and one day at a time. She strongly encourages you to research who your audience is before you give.  

Watch it here: Intent Versus Impact: When Making a Difference Doesn‚Äôt

Do you have a resource suggestion? It can be a book, podcast, movie, show, anything! We‚Äôd love to hear from you! Respond to this email or reach out to us jody@nullasupportivecommunityforall.org

What’s Happening in the Community!

We are sharing the resources below in an effort to promote connections and highlight efforts by service providers within A Supportive Community For All’s network. The information below was not created by, nor constitutes endorsement by SCFA. If you‚Äôd like us to help raise awareness about an upcoming event or opportunity, please reply to this newsletter or email us at jody@nullasupportivecommunityforall.org.

Help us spread the word about these upcoming events. We invite you to forward this email to family, friends, and within your networks.

COVID-19 Snoqualmie Relief Program

Applications for the City of Snoqualmie’s COVID-19 Relief Program is now open! This fund is intended to help businesses, community organizations, and households recover from the financial impacts of the state shutdown and phased reopening. The initial review of applications will be on November 1 at 5pm. Visit the Snoqualmiewa.gov website to learn more. 

Covid-19 vaccination record card concept about standard health care.

King County COVID-19 Vaccines 

Over the last few days, King County announced beginning October 25th, all residents ages 12 and over will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result to enter: 

  • Outdoor events with 500 or more people 
  • Indoor recreational events or establishments
  • Indoor bars/restaurants with capacity of 12 or more people

To learn more about the mandate, check out Kingcounty.gov.verify. For general information on how you can get vaccinated, check out the King County website linked here.For youth with disabilities, here is a compiled list of vaccine sites for you to access. The flyers are also posted on Public Health‚Äôs Youth Vaccination webpage in EnglishAmharicArabicSimplified ChineseTraditional ChineseKhmerKoreanRussianSomaliSpanishTigrinyaUkrainian, and Vietnamese.

Eastside Virtual Job Fair 

On November 18 at 10 am, the City of Issaquah is partnering with WorkSource Seattle-King County and other Eastside cities to bring a virtual job fair to the Eastside.

For Job Seekers: Are you currently looking for work? Do you want to find a job near you on the Eastside? The Eastside Virtual Job Fair is free to you!

For Employers: Do you have a location in Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond or Renton? Hiring for a position this fall or winter?  Fill out the Booth Request Form to express an interest in having a booth at the Eastside Virtual Job Fair.  City staff will reach out to you to confirm your spot in the virtual job fair (number of booths may be limited).

Encompass: Parent Workshop in Sibling Interactions 

This coming Tuesday, October 26 at 6pm, Encompass will be hosting an in-person workshop offering information on sibling relationships, strategies on how to address sibling conflict, and support for parents and caregivers in addressing these challenges. This 90-minute workshop will be held at the Encompass Child Development Center in Snoqualmie. Learn more on the Encompass website. 

Encompass: Parent Workshop in Sibling Interactions 

Did you know that Encompass provides state-funded ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) preschool free of cost to income-eligible families in the Snoqualmie Valley and Riverview School Districts? Eligibility is determined by income and by other need or risk factors. Foster children and children being raised by grandparents automatically qualify. Learn more about how you might qualify and how to apply via the Encompass website. 

Valley Animal Partners Vaccine Clinic is Back!

The vaccine clinic has a new location! The vaccine clinic will be help on Sunday, October 24th from 10am-12pm at the Si View Park (covered picnic area) at 400 SE Orchard Dr in North Bend. Dog and cat vaccinations will be available for free, no appointments needed. For new clients please bring you available pet records and have your furry friends either on a leash or in a carrier. Microchips will also be available for $5. 

King County Community Partners’ Calls

The Community Partners’ Calls held every other Monday from 4pm- 5pm focuses on updating community organizations, local businesses, and community members about all things new in COVID. The next meeting will be held virtually on Monday October 25th. It will also be presented in English, with live interpretation in Somali and Spanish. Join the meeting on Zoom. 

Domestic Worker Contract Training 

The Fair Work Center is hosting a virtual training on October 26th from 6-8pm to learn about how the Seattle Domestic Workers Bill of Rights protects you, and how you can create a contract with your employer to ensure those rights are respected. Register now for the Zoom training! 

Communities of Opportunity¬†is hosting a six-part speaker series on¬†Cultivating¬†Community. On¬†October 28th, they will their next installment‚ÄúCultivativating¬†Community¬†Healing.‚Ä̬†Register now to save your spot!

Power With Not Power Over: Accountability in Action for White Women is a 3-part series from November 2-4th, facilitated by Fleur Larsen that explores the role white women have at the crossroads of white privilege/supremacy, internalized sexism, and patriarchy. Learn more about the 3-day online workshop and register here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Check out the Sno Valley Volunteer Match website for newly listed opportunities. 

Empower Youth Network is looking for mentors to engage with youth 1-hour per week as a part of their back-to-school mentor challenge! For more information email BeAMentor@nullempoweryouthnetwork.org

Sno-Valley Senior Center: Re-In-Carnation Thrift Shop

Come help at Re-In-Carnation, our lovely little non-profit thrift store located next door to the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation. 3.5-hour shifts available Monday through Saturday. Saturday morning openings now! Assist with sorting and/or cashiering. Learn more on their website.

Job Postings

Check out the Living Snoqualmie blog for newly listed positions throughout the Valley. 

Influence The Choice is hiring for a part-time Development Manager.

Sno Ridge Apartments in North Bend is looking for a Resident Service Coordinator. Check out the full job description and learn how to apply on their website. Eastside Legal Assistance is hiring for a Housing Coordinator Apply now on their website!

The Snoqualmie Valley School District is hiring for multiple positions including the school nurse, bus driver, and administrative roles. 

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center is hiring for a Garden Coordinator, Fall Events Crew, and more! See their website for more information. 

Friends of Youth is hiring! Check out their open positions for sites in Redmond, North Bend, and Issaquah. 

Hopelink has a variety of positions open in Bellevue, Kent, Redmond, and Shoreline. Visit their website for a full list of job listings and details on how to apply. 

Encompass is hiring multiple positions including a Physical Therapist, Systems Administrator, substitute teachers, and more. Learn more on their website.

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