Posted on Apr 24, 2017 in NON-PROFIT STORIES, Partners | 2 comments

Liberty Road Foundation was extremely honored to receive a $15,000 check from Windermere Professional Partners on April 18, representing a percentage of commissions donated by Windermere Professional Partners REALTORS in 2016!  WPP also presented a $15,000 check to Family Renewal Center in Tacoma.  Two days later LRF was excited to bless 3 other non-profits: Empowerment Center in Tacoma, Reality Sports in Puyallup (a LRF non-profit partner), and Olive Crest (a LRF non-profit partner) in Tacoma. Each received a check from LRF for $5,000 to do the good work they are doing for at-risk families. Thank you, WPP, for making this...

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Posted on Dec 26, 2016 in Partners | 0 comments

Our South End 2016 Champion Award winner, Medosweet Farms in Kent, is changing lives through serving with our non-profit partner, Olive Crest, since December 2015. Every month the staff from Medosweet Farms rallies together to provide a meal for the families that gather at Olive Crest’s support group in Kent. A volunteer sign-up sheet that is placed in the staff room always fills up as the team members carefully plan and prepare, making each meal an experience. At the meetings, families are welcomed with warm smiles, handshakes and hugs along with a fabulous dinner. Whether it’s BBQ or Italian Cuisine, every meal is made with love and served with excellence. We receive regular reports of how generous and loving the volunteers are. Our North/East End 2016 Champion Award winner, Clark Nuber PS in Bellevue, is an award-winning Certified Public Accounting firm located in the Seattle Metro Area. Regarded as one of the top 100 accounting firms in the region by Accounting Today, Clark Nuber PS employs 200 of the industry’s best and brightest professionals. Clark Nuber PS has been volunteering for over 4 years cooking and serving the kids breakfast in the morning at Jubilee REACH with 2 teams every month, and in the summers cooking and serving breakfast at Urban Impact’s Freedom School. We thank Medosweet Farms and Clark Nuber PS for their ongoing commitment to serve those in need. They truly embrace Liberty Road Foundation’s mission to bring hope, dignity and significance to the people they...

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Posted on Oct 5, 2016 in LIBERTY ROAD FOUNDATION, NON-PROFIT STORIES, Partners | 0 comments

A Liberty Road Foundation non-profit partner, Raven Rock Ranch, through its instructors and volunteers, rescues and rehabilitates neglected or abused horses and pairs them with at-risk youth transforming the youth and horse in a bond of trust that leads to recovery both mentally and physically for both horse and youth.  Because RRR has not had a covered arena to do this important work in the rainy and winter months, over 100 kids are waitlisted, waiting for their turn to be served.   After 4years of fundraising and a long wait from King County permitting, the arena is completed.  This covered arena will provide the therapist and horse-counselor a sheltered area to work with their child during inclement weather and the months with shorter daylight.  Liberty Road Foundation supporters donated $40,000 toward this arena and in 2014, John F. Buchan Homes donated labor & materials valued at $26,089 for the construction of the roof for the new arena, partnering with Jornada Roofing!  A huge thank you to our many supporters and especially to Heather Dosch, CEO of John F. Buchan Homes, for your generosity!!  This is what we mean when we say, “We make the road by walking...

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Our 3rd Annual Tacoma Business Vision Lunch Features Sozo Friends Co-Founder, Martin Barrett

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 in BUSINESS VISION LUNCH, LIBERTY ROAD FOUNDATION, Partners | 0 comments

“Our Two Offices” Liberty Road Foundation 3rd Annual Tacoma Business Vision Lunch OCTOBER 26, 2016 COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT 12:00-1:30PM DOORS OPEN AT 11:30AM PLEASE BRING A SACK OF NON–PERISHABLE FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY! Martin Barrett, Co-Founder of Sozo Friends, has had the honor of being part of small and mid-sized businesses and nonprofits. His experiences with them, his reflection on scripture, the life of Jesus, great leaders and influencers, and reading and thoughtful observation have shaped his worldview. In all of these experiences, Martin has found his heart for the poor, the oppressed and the outcast. He has also found that the best solution to poverty is a strong spiritual basis where values based on grace and truth are formed and loving your neighbor as yourself becomes the paradigm for action. He is also convinced that free markets are the best economic system devised by man to minimize poverty. Sozo Friends is the expression of this worldview – a for-profit business whose end purpose is to ” Facilitate Community and Funding Around Friends Who Meet Basic Human Needs.” Sozo Friends does this by helping generous businesses build their brand by including their customers and associates in acts of generosity and thanks. As they do this they become more profitable, more influential and therefore able to expand their generosity. Martin served 14 years on Young Life’s staff, 7 as a full time volunteer. He has been in the for-profit world for 24 years serving as Co-Founder of Sozo Friends, as President of Cana’s Feast Winery and in the Office of the President at Supra Group. Martin has been married to Beth since 1979 and they have three children. Liberty Road Foundation has received a total of $11,291.77 since September 2014 from None Will Perish Foundation, the non-profit side of Sozo Friends. This represents 10% of their sales to customers who have selected LRF as their charity of choice. SPACE IS LIMITED! TICKETS: $50 Single $350 Table of 8 Tickets: $50 Single, $350 Table of 8 We offer 2 easy ways to reserve your tickets: • To reserve by phone: 206.790.1290 • Online at – click on...

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VITALITY ENTERPRISES, INC! Volunteering at Matt Talbot Center Since 10/27/09

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 in NON-PROFIT STORIES, Partners, VOLUNTEER STORIES | 0 comments

On Tuesday August 23rd, an a group of women who have volunteered for years at the Matt Talbot Center each month, took photos of their experience while serving lunch to approx 40 men and women. Why I am Grateful for the Opportunity to Volunteer Volunteering has given me an outlet to safely and frequently “enjoy generosity”. It is very humbling to experience the sincere gratitude and witness the sense of relief expressed by recipients of your time, energy, and efforts. Through volunteering One has the opportunity to lighten the load of those who are truly struggling and burdened and something wonderful happens inside the soul at this entire transaction. I appreciate the gift of being used in and for something that is so grand. Camille Gallinger Sought after Certified Nutritionist, Camille Gallinger, developed the Vitality Exchange community to bring TRUE HEALTH & WELLNESS. Through her leadership and experience, they equip people with helpful resources that promote a happier and more fulfilled life. Camille’s down-to-earth, easy-to-follow approach has drawn thousands to her speaking events – and, now, clients of the Vitality Exchange have access to some of the best health and wellness advice the web has to offer. This group of volunteers understand the importance of eating healthy and how that plays out in a person’s life when they are in recovery! Their service to those in need is a true blessing to so many in our community!!! For more information about Vitality Enterprises Inc, check out their website at Camille Gallinger (center) Jenny Hannaford (left) and Debbie Bartell...

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Posted on May 26, 2016 in Partners, Staff | 0 comments

 Liberty Road Foundation along with John Dammarell, Executive Director, and Karilyn Dammarell, Executive Assistant, were presented with an Award of Gratitude at the Jubilee REACH Honors event at the Bellevue Arts Museum on May 22nd along with 5 other Jubilee REACH volunteers.  The award was for the “H” in REACH which stands for hospitality, defined by Jubilee REACH as “creating a safe space where everyone, especially the stranger, can enter, be welcomed and become engaged and accepted as a friend!”  Thank you to all of the LRF volunteers who made this happen!  LRF exists because of you!  John and Karilyn are pictured with Barry Horn, LRF Board President and Founder and Larry Snyder, a great auctioneer and friend of LRF....

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