Rainier Valley Food Bank and Nurturing Roots
Sep
18
11:00 AM11:00

Rainier Valley Food Bank and Nurturing Roots

2019 Lemayian Lunch Series

In 2017, we launched our first Lemayian (which means “blessed” in Swahili) trip to Kenya to increase awareness about the projects we support there through the foundation.

Now we are bringing the concept back home and offering a series of site visits to Seattle non-profits followed by lunch with the organization’s leadership.

Rainier Valley Food Bank fulfills its mission to “nourish with good food, empower with knowledge, and serve with compassion” by offering on-site food distribution, home delivery, to-go bags, and a backpack program for help troubleshooting life circumstances that contribute to a need for food. We will tour with the incredibly knowledgeable and dynamic Miguel Jimenez, and then head over to Nurturing Roots Farm, a community farming program that educates youth and the local community on healthy food choices, for a picnic lunch.

Please contact us at philanthropy@brightonjones.com for more information or to RSVP. Spots are limited. Tours and lunches will be last approximately two hours.

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February 2020 Lemayian Trip - Kenya
Feb
1
to Feb 12

February 2020 Lemayian Trip - Kenya

Explore Grassroots Humanitarian Organizations + Maasai Mara Safari

Visit Kenya with a small group of individuals who have a passion for helping our global community and a curiosity to expand their horizons.

Over the course of 11 days you will witness compassion in action as you visit three organization that the Richer Life Foundation has partnered with. At Ruben Centre, known as an “Oasis of Hope” in the Mukuru community, you’ll have two days to tour the 26+ programs including a school, health clinic, radio station, and urban garden. At GRACE Nanana, you’ll learn about how girls are rescued from oppression and given the opportunity to become educated and independent. At Kajiado Child Care Centre, you will learn about how children born with physical disabilities are given the tools and skills to overcome their daily challenges.

We’ll also fly to the famous Maasai Mara Reserve, which is famous for its abundant wildlife. Here, we’ll learn more about the history of Kenya, Maasai culture, and conservation. Giraffes, elephants, hyenas, hippos, and many more remarkable species can be found with a little luck and a lot of skill from our safari guides. If you enjoy nature, serenity and adventure, this trip is for you. Photographers - you’ll want to bring your cameras for this one!

Additional points of interest we’ll be visiting include the United Nations Headquarters, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage, the Karura Forest, and the Brighton Jones Global Volunteer Guesthouse.

Please e-mail us at philanthropy@brightonjones.com for more information.

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July 2020 Lemayian Trip - Kenya
Jul
11
to Jul 22

July 2020 Lemayian Trip - Kenya

Explore Grassroots Humanitarian Organizations + Conservation Activities and Education

Visit Kenya with a small group of individuals who have a passion for helping our global community and a curiosity to expand their horizons.

Over the course of 11 days you will witness compassion in action as you visit three organization that the Richer Life Foundation has partnered with. At Ruben Centre, known as an “Oasis of Hope” in the Mukuru community, you’ll have two days to tour the 26+ programs including a school, health clinic, radio station, and urban garden. At GRACE Nanana, you’ll learn about how girls are rescued from oppression and given the opportunity to become educated and independent. At Kajiado Child Care Centre, you will learn about how children born with physical disabilities are given the tools and skills to overcome their daily challenges.

We’ll also stay several days at a wildlife conservancy in the foothills of Mount Kenya. Here, we’ll learn more about the history of Kenya, its people and culture, and growing conservation practices. This is the more physically active option of our trips to Kenya, with opportunities for bike riding, horseback riding, workouts in the wild, hiking, and helping the conservancy staff. For those with school-aged children, there is a junior ranger program available. This is a prime opportunity to be near the wildlife that Kenya is so famous for.

Additional points of interest we’ll be visiting include the United Nations Headquarters, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage, the Karura Forest, and the Brighton Jones Global Volunteer Guesthouse.

Please e-mail us at philanthropy@brightonjones.com for more information.

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Mindfulness for Nonprofit Leaders
Jun
17
3:00 PM15:00

Mindfulness for Nonprofit Leaders

Mindfulness-based Emotional and Social Intelligence (MESI) is a training program developed to enable our employees, clients, and community to hone the skills and practices that help us be fully present and act intentionally in our lives and relationships.

MESI focuses on self-awareness, intentional management of emotions, recognition of other people’s emotions, and compassion. Teams with this skillset are more focused, more effective, and happier as a result. And those benefits translate directly to your clients.

The results we’ve seen have been so powerful that it’s led us to adapt and share MESI workshops and curriculum with other organizations in the community. The workshop explores the fundamentals of mindfulness and the four components of emotional and social intelligence (self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, and relationship management).

We’re looking forward to hosting this workshop for nonprofit leaders to help them build a “MESI Toolbelt” that can help their board, employees, beneficiaries and organizations thrive.

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Jun
5
11:00 AM11:00

Childhaven

2019 Lemayian Lunch Series

In 2017, we launched our first Lemayian (which means “blessed” in Swahili) trip to Kenya to increase awareness about the projects we support there through the foundation.

Now we are bringing the concept back home and offering a series of site visits to Seattle non-profits followed by lunch with the organization’s leadership. Please contact Philanthropic Advisor Molly Norton for more information or to RSVP. Spots are limited. Tours and lunches will be last approximately two hours.

Childhaven offers early learning, early intervention, and outpatient mental health services to children and families in King County. Committed to interdisciplinary wraparound care that respects ongoing family needs, Childhaven collaborates in partnership with the families they serve to ensure positive outcomes that are individualized and culturally relevant. CEO Jon Botten will lead the conversation.

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