August 12, 2015

Monday morning, August 10th, marked the release of online registration for United Way’s Day of Caring, and we were quick to grab an exciting project!

On September 18th, businesses and teams around King County will be banding together to support the biggest nonprofit volunteer event in the state, and we were sure to be part of it. The Mainspring team selected a project in which together we will build portable games for outreach staff to engage new students at Youth Eastside Services (YES). We will be constructing a putting green, photo booth, and downhill race track (yes, we will all be honing our construction skills over the next several weeks).

This particular project piqued our interest when we learned more about YES. This eastside nonprofit is a lifeline for kids and families coping with challenges such as emotional distress, substance abuse and violence. Through intervention, outreach and prevention, YES builds confidence and responsibility, strengthens family relationships and advocates for a safer community that cares for its youth. YES has three Eastside locations and counselors in more than 40 partner sites, including schools, community centers, and teen centers.

On this particular day in 2014, over 11,000 volunteers assisted with 533 projects and donated over $1.5 million in volunteer time. We are proud to be part of this community, and even more proud to be making a difference with our community’s youth. As talented an office team as we are, we would bow to anyone’s expertise in the area of construction or handyman services. In that regard, if you’d like to share your morning constructing with us at the YES office located in Crossroads, please contact me and I’ll be sure to set aside tools for you.

If you happen to have a review appointment with one of our advisors in the next several weeks, don’t be surprised if he/she is sporting a tool belt! After all, it’s all about building fun for the kids!

Kristen LomaxDirector of Client ExperienceMainspring Wealth AdvisorsRaymond James is not affiliated with United Way or Youth Eastside Services.