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A Unique Way to Raise Money for FamilyWorks


Sharon Carlsen of Coldwell Banker Bain

FamilyWorks has created a unique partnership with long-time supporter Sharon Carlsen of Coldwell Banker Bain.

In her own words, “If you or someone you know is planning to buy or sell a home, I hope you will refer them to me. I am helping FamilyWorks raise funds in a unique way: Each time anyone from the FamilyWorks community works with me to buy or sell real estate, Coldwell Banker Bain and I will donate 10% of my commission to FamilyWorks. This applies to anyone affiliated in any way including staff, volunteers, board members, donors, clients, or any of their friends or relatives. For example, on a sale of a $400,000 home $1,200 goes to FamilyWorks. Organizations that have benefited from this program repeatedly say that this is the easiest money they raise. I am happy to do the work. All it takes is your referral.”

Sharon works primarily in the Seattle area, but she also has access to Coldwell Banker Bain’s national network to provide referrals in other parts of the country. In such cases, Sharon will provide a donation equivalent to 10 percent of any referral fee.

Please visit Sharon Carlsen’s website at to learn more or give her a call at (206) 979-1844. Tell her that FamilyWorks sent you!

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Back to School Supply Drive

FamilyWorks is holding a Back to School Supply Drive and we need your support. Our goal is to get 100 backpacks filled with school supplies, by the end of July, for our families with children returning to school this fall. We plan to distribute the backpacks by mid-August.

You can help us reach this goal buy donating items to our Back to School Supply Drive.

Here is a list of items we need:

-Backpacks                                                 -Glue- Sticks and bottles
-Pencils                                                        -Rulers
-Colored pencils                                       -Composition books
-Colored markers                                    -Highlighters
-Paper                                                           -Folders
-Notebooks                                                -Pens
-Scissors                                                      -Pencil sharpeners
– Tape                                                           -Erasers

We have three locations for dropping off supplies:

-FamilyWorks Resource Center

-Seattle Bank –in Wallingford, off of Stone Way

-Soundcare Chiropractic-in the University District on Roosevelt

*We also have a wish list through Amazon under FamilyWorks Seattle*

Anything you can donate would be greatly appreciated, no matter how small. Together we can reach our goal!

If you have any questions about the drive please contact Virginia at

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