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The 2019 Community Enhancement site has been chosen! 

Mary’s Place cares for children with life-threatening illnesses and serves almost 360,000 meals a year from their new Burien facility, where NAIOPWA will focus our efforts this year. Mary’s Place provides safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. They keep struggling families together, inside, and safe when they have no place else to go, providing shelter, services, resources, community, and hope.

The site perfectly embodies NAIOPWA’s Community Enhancement Mission; we look forward to working with them to support the amazing work they do in our community.

The project will encompass the entire facility with some small- and large-scale projects available, including:

Landscaping Painting Create a sports court Build a privacy fence

Build and improve accessibility ramps, sidewalks and railings.

Shelving Build picnic tables and canopies Install benches
Patch leaky roof Repair boiler Improve/increase kitchen storage Upgrade dining room
Windows and doors Lighting Electrical improvements Weatherize front stairs

 

For information about participating in this year’s event, contact Danielle Duvall, [email protected]. To sponsor Community Enhancement 2019, contact Brooke Griffith, [email protected].

At Mary’s Place, our beds are full every night. Our goal is to move people into housing as quickly as possible. Once they come in, we want to make sure we can reduce the trauma and get them back into homes. 

About Community Enhancement: Making a lasting impact on the community since 1990

Each year, as a demonstration of our commitment to philanthropy and our community, NAIOP Washington State partners with a deserving non-profit or government organization in the Pacific Northwest for a day of community service that provides needed upgrades and maintenance to the selected project site. The NAIOP Community Enhancement Committee plans the implementation of dozens of individual projects at the selected site, solicits the needed materials and financial resources, and coordinates hundreds of volunteers to make the projects happen. Over 25 years, NAIOP has upgraded and remodeled schools, playgrounds, child-care and special needs centers, and school camps, including restoration of habitat for salmon and other native species, utilizing the unique talents and resources of the NAIOP community.

When you sponsor Community Enhancement, you are making a difference in our community and paving the way for future generations to learn, grow and thrive in the Pacific Northwest.

Community Enhancement Day takes place on a Saturday in late September or early October from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers of all ages are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Projects at all skill levels will be ready for anyone willing to work! 

Community Enhancement 2018

Thank you to our volunteers supporting St. Bernadette Parish School in Burien, a vibrant school of 200 students in preschool through 8th grade. St. Bernadette's is a multicultural school with many traditions, celebrations and activities, including multi-cultural events throughout the year sponsored by the Parents' Club. It continues to be characterized by extraordinarily supportive parents and enthusiastic students. 

Community Enhancement Highlights:

  • In 2018, more than 450 volunteers participated. For the past four years, turnout has increased annually and exceeds the previously typical annual attendance range of 350-400. Participants come from more than 100 companies.
  • Each year the site is selected by considering many criteria, but always to ensure that there are plenty of projects for volunteers of all skill and experience levels to accommodate co-workers, friends, and family members of all ages. Childcare provided by the YMCA with specific educational activities for the youngest volunteers is also offered.
  • Community Enhancement is part of the NAIOP Washington State Foundation, which was formed in 2003 to support NAIOP’s vast community initiatives. 

2018 Community Enhancement Sponsors

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