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Our organization is dedicated to giving back to our community by supporting local charities. We believe in the power of community involvement and are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of those around us.


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The Kirkland Downtown Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization representing the common interests of Kirkland’s Downtown business community. KDA partners include business owners, property owners, and members of the community who are dedicated to the vibrancy of the Downtown Kirkland community by hosting free events for the community. DGR is a proud sponsor of the Wednesday Market, The Wine Walk, and the Annual Car Show. You can sign up to get involved today!

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Our Mission

To bring life-changing relationship skills to military, first responder, and veteran families so they can be strong and thrive. Our vision is for healthy marriages and stronger families in every community. Their unique occupational experiences add stressors that affect their relationships and families. Stronger Families come alongside them to offer hope and tools to strengthen their family unit, thereby impacting future generations. It is a privilege to serve those who have already served us.

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Hope Creek Charitable Foundation established a home for the food bank in 2016 when a small group of volunteers provided groceries to approximately 80 families per month. Today our operations run out of shipping containers with approximately 360 volunteer hours per week. The Mill Creek Community Food Bank currently serves over 600 families per week.

The Backpacks for Hope weekend meal program currently sends 455 children home with food each weekend. Approximately 33% of students in the Everett School District are dealing with food insecurity. For more information, please email:


Koko’s Candles is locally owned and operated by Janeen Kokodynski in Scottsdale, Arizona.  After losing her one-month-old son Matthew to a congenital heart defect in 2005, Janeen worked tirelessly with the Children’s Heart Foundation to fundraise while also creating awareness.  In 2017, she combined her love of candle making with her commitment to this nonprofit, and Koko’s Candles was born.   

A portion of the profits from each candle is donated to the Children's Heart Foundation. Visit to learn more about the cause & ways to get involved.

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