Earley Outreach Fund donation to Market Bucks

Lake Forest Park Farmers' Market, where Market Bucks are spent

Lake Forest Park Farmers’ Market, where Market Bucks are spent

From 2011 to 2013, Church of the Redeemer, through the Earley Outreach Fund, has donated a total of $18,500 to the Market Bucks program at Third Place Commons.

Market Bucks is a food coupon program, redeemable at the Lake Forest Park Farmers MarketVarious social service agencies, including the Kenmore Family Shelter (Hopelink), distribute these coupons to hungry neighbors in the Lake Forest Park and Kenmore area. In 2013, these agencies distributed a total of $9,500 in coupons.

The Church of the Redeemer contribution from the Earley Outreach Fund provided the backbone of the Market Bucks program.  Because Redeemer provided ongoing funds for three years, other organizations added donations to the coupon distribution.  These groups included GiveBIG (Seattle Foundation), Lake Forest Park Rotary, and Third Place Commons 

The contribution from the Earley Outreach Fund provided a firm track record of success. This track record made it easier for other organizations to step up and provide funding.

For 2014, Lake Forest Park Rotary takes over funding the program. 

Third Place Commons

Third Place Commons runs the Market Bucks program, donating all of the administrative functions.  Third Place Commons runs the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market and programs all of the events at Third Place Commons.  The programs are free and open to everyone.

2014 Fundraiser

The annual fundraiser for the Third Place Commons is February 13, 2014, at 7:00 am at the Commons.  If you are interested in attending, please send an email message to Sarah.phillips@comcast.net  or sign up on the sheet in the Parish Hall in the undercroft at Church of the Redeemer.

Church of the Redeemer

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Church of the Redeemer is in Kenmore, Washington, at 6211 NE 182nd Street. The campus is a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. Contact Redeemer at (425) 486-3777 or office@redeemer-kenmore.org. The website URL is redeemer-kenmore.org.

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