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Habitat for Humanity
As a builder, you do your best to use your resources wisely but at times “extras” begin to accumulate. Habitat for Humanity in Bellevue is an organization where we donate our “extras” for use in someone else’s dream house. Over the years we have donated brand new sinks, oven hoods, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, door and cabinet hardware just to name a few.
Master Builder’s Association Care Foundation
The Master Builder’s Association has been an agent of change in our communities, coming to the aide of those less fortunate and in need. Sapphire Homes works with the MBA to offer trade scholarships.
Family First Community Center Renton
During COVID-19, we were looking for ways to help with basic needs. Family First was one such organization that was filling a gap in providing food resources to those in need.
While we have been a long time supporter of Jubilee Reach (our daughters were tutors in their after school program, we as a family served at local Bellevue Public schools on Jubilee Service Day each summer), during COVID-19, we were looking for ways to help with basic needs. Jubilee Reach was one organization that was filling a gap in providing food resources to those in need.
Not only during COVID-19, this is the only food bank serving the greater Camano Island area.
Toys for Tots
Angela’s father was a US Marine and this is an organization that has had a visible impact on the lives of children around the holidays.
Kodiak Maritime Museum
Having grown up in a fishing family in Kodiak, AK supporting local groups such as Kodiak Fishermen’s Wives and Associates and the Kodiak Maritime Museum keeps us connected to Troy’s roots.
Alaska Christian College
ACC serves the native youth of Alaska. Troy grew up in Kodiak, AK and Angela’s uncle was an educator in Wasilla, AK for decades which gave them both knowledge and exposure to the challenges that Native youth face. Troy not only serves on the ACC Advisory Board but has also assisted on multiple service trips to ACC to build dorms with his middle school kids, he took a Bellevue framing crew up to frame up additional classrooms and they have plans to participate in the barn raising of the new Gym (summer 2021 and 2022) that will not only serve the ACC campus but the surrounding Soldotna community.
The Shoe That Grows
“The Shoe That Grows started when Founder and Executive Director Kenton Lee was living and working in Nairobi, Kenya in 2007. One day while walking to church, he noticed a little girl in a white dress next to him who had shoes that were way too small for her feet. That led to questions about why. And finally an idea: “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a shoe that could adjust and expand – so that kids always had a pair of shoes that fit?” And just like that The Shoe That Grows was born.”
Eastside Friends of Seniors
A dedicated team of trained volunteers and professionals providing vital support and assistance to seniors facing the challenges of aging in the greater Issaquah, Sammamish, and Snoqualmie Valley.
Classes offer financial advice to people seeking money management skills. Troy Schmeil teaches this class twice a year.
Eastside Christian School
Serving families from Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond, Sammamish, Newcastle, Renton, Kirkland, and Mercer Island.
Bellevue Christian School
Distinctively Christian in philosophy but not tied to any particular protestant denomination, BCS serves families from over 100 churches throughout the region and around the world.
Serving the Bellevue area.
India for Christ Ministries
An organization dedicated to Christ’s outreach in India.
Samaritan Purse’s Operation Christmas Child
An organization that distributes shoes to needy children, while spreading the word of God.
Congo Convenant Kids
Support a child in the Congo with your donations.
Bread of Life Mission
The Bread of Life Mission exists to overcome the cycle of homelessness in men’s and women’s lives through a Christ-centered recovery model with God’s help.
We are sponsoring Car #120 from Bellevue in the race.
Highline High School DECA Club
The Organization for Strategic Development in Jamaica
Troy made his first trip to Jamaica to serve in spring of 2019 with the cleanup and restoration of a building as well as distribution of food resources. Unfortunately, the 2020 and 2021 trips were cancelled due to COVID-19.
Rampathon In 2018, we participated in helping build ramps for families around the Puget Sound area with mobility needs.
2021 Global 6K for Water | World Vision (teamworldvision.org) is a walk/run that we are participating in 2021.
Baby Corner, Vision House, Treehouse for Kids , Sophia Way and Seattle Union Gospel Mission are just a few of the organizations our children have served at throughout their middle, high school and now college years.
Thru World Vision and Child Fund we sponsor children in various places around the world.