We love being active in our community and giving back!
Giving back to our community is a large part of who we are. We believe in supporting our local non-profit businesses that make other people’s lives better. We are proud sponsors of the Kirkland Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. Lake Washington School Foundation, The Bear Creek School, and various Lake Washington and Juanita sports programs. We also support the local food banks and every holiday season we adopt a family and provide them with food and items needed to make their holiday brighter. .If you have a story about your favorite charity, we’d love to feature it in a future edition! Contact us at the office to get started.
Kirkland Boys and Girls Club
Food/Gift Drive for adopt a family
Kirkland American Little League
Lake Washington School Foundation
Eastside Baby Center
Lake Washington High School various sport programs
Juanita High School various sport programs
The Bear Creek School
Girl Scouts of America
Boys Scouts of America
Agent Community Involvement:
The last 11 years Ken has coached or been an assistant coach for youth soccer, flag football, basketball and baseball for teams on the Eastside. Ken has served as a Cub Scout Leader and Boy Scout Leader and participated in the WatchDog program through the Lake Washington School District.
Diane has served on the PTSA Board at Bell Elementary, The International School and the Environmental Adventure School as Fundraising Vice President, Membership Chair, Enrichment Chair, Communications Chair, Treasurer, and President. Diane was a Girl Scout leader for 3 years and has coached youth basketball for over 12 years. Diane also has served as treasurer and popcorn kernel for her sons Cub Scout troop. Diane currently is the President of The Bear Creek Booster Board.
For the past 9 years I have been involved in Boy Scouts with my son and husband. We continue to support our local Boy Scout Troop with our volunteer time being a Merit badge counselor for several badges. To raise money for Boy Scout camp and their scouting costs, we have created a business enterprise called Scout Made. We help the boys organize the donated supplies to make candles, and other small crafts. I mentor the boys and help them make, label and sell their candles at craft fairs.
For 5 years, I owned a home based designer cake company; I have donated several custom designed cakes to the Humane Society of Tacoma’s Fundraiser Gala for 3 years in a row, raising over $1500 in total. I have also organized and led a “Bake Across America” bake sale to raise money for Childhood Hunger in America.
I am the activities director of Cherokee Bay Community in Maple Valley. We organize events for our community to provide fun, safe, family events like movie nights, teen drop ins, food drives, beautification of our neighborhood. We hold fund raisers to help families in need during the holidays and adopt several families to provide holiday dinners and gifts.
For the last 2 years I have been involved in the Tahoma Band Boosters. This coming year I have volunteered for the communications position and help with fundraising for national band competitions for my son.