SUPPORT THE GREATER MAPLE VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER
Help those in need and contribute to the common good.
The Greater Maple Valley Community Center is one of the most effective ways to support and invest in our community. GMVCC would like to thank the Maple Valley community for their investment and partnership in Community Center programs. We count ourselves fortunate to collaborate with a variety of non-profits, local and county governments, the Tahoma school District, United Way, and so many others.
Our most important partner, however, will always be you!
We have a number of opportunities and options for individuals to give throughout the year, scroll through to see if there is a good fit for you.
To find out how to become a volunteer, click here.
Contact Mark Pursley at (425) 432-1272 or by email for more information on any of these opportunities.
Save the date for our annual Benefit Breakfast on Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 7:15-8:30am in the Greater Maple Valley Community Center main hall. RSVP via email to Executive Director Mark Pursley or call the Community Center at
Unable to attend? Make your gift online! Tax-deductible gifts of all sizes are accepted. Make your gift through our secure
Click & Pledge link. While no tickets are sold for this event, our guests will be asked to support our programming.
Community First Awards
Nominate your hero for the 8th Annual Community First Awards to be presented at the 2020 Benefit Breakfast. The Awards (one individual and one organization) will be given for outstanding community service, public service and/or significant charitable or philanthropic contributions of benefit to the community.
Invest in your community and support important human services for thousands of people every year – most of which are not available anywhere else in the Greater Maple Valley area.
A GMVCC sponsorship not only increases your visibility within the community, it also offers opportunities to connect with other philanthropists and community leaders, and it associates your organization with quality programming that demonstrates your commitment to enhance the quality of life our community.
A variety of sponsorship payment options are available. Can't participate, but would like to make a contribution? Make your tax-deductible gift on-line through our secure Click & Pledge Donation Link. Or mail your check made payable to GMVCC at 22010 SE 248th ST, Maple Valley, WA 98038.
THANK YOU SPONSORS
The Greater Maple Valley Community Center is grateful to have a variety of sponsors and supporters from within Maple Valley, King County, and Washington State. Thank you to these businesses and organizations who support quality human services at the Community Center through their 2018-2019 Sponsorships.
Throughout our history, the commitment by participants of their time, talent and treasure has been the catalyst for the energy needed to drive our mission to new levels of depth and breadth.
Building on the legacy of so many who have passed through our doors since 1976, the Community Center has united the residents of this area for decades. Today’s program participants benefit from the generosity of prior generations.
Building A Legacy
The time has come to build upon this legacy we have received to pass on to those who will follow us. As times are changing we must continue to meet the challenges we face, ensuring that the Community Center is endowed and equipped to continue and grow.
What will a Legacy Gift Do?
The impact of a Legacy gift depends upon the wishes of the donor. It can provide for the annual operational and maintenance expenses of the Community Center that are not covered through corporate and government grants. It can be invested as an endowment and managed by a professional portfolio manager so that the gift can grow with the proceeds being invested in the Community Center in perpetuity. It can also take the form of a Special Gift that is designed for a very specific, short term need. Some gifts have been large and some have been modest, but all have been a blessing to the Community Center.
Ways to Benefit the Community Center Now
Charitable Gift Annuity
Ways to Benefit the Community Center Later
Bequest in Will
Certain types of legacy giving strategies have tax advantages. The Community Center is not in a position to provide advice on estate or tax planning and, therefore, we encourage you to seek professional advice.
Matching Gift Opportunities
What kind of world do you want to live in? Do you want to live in a world where we take care of little problems before they become big challenges? Do you want to live in a world where we look out for each other and support our most vulnerable populations? Do you want to live in a world where health & wellness is a priority, prevention rather than intervention is the primary goal, and the effort is to enrich our community by coming together?
If so, GiveBIG is a great step toward supporting that kind of world.
On May 8, 2019 the Greater Maple Valley Community Center is joining thousands of nonprofits nationwide in raising money to help improve our local communities. This is our moment to work and give together - donations large and small - to make SE King County a healthier and more vibrant community for all.
GiveBIG is a one-day event designed to raise money so that we can continue to create equality of opportunity in our region. Together, we can provide services as diverse as:
Nutritional meals for shut-ins and low income residents
Mental Illness and drug dependency counseling for teens
Fall prevention programs for seniors
Substance abuse prevention programming in our schools
A meeting place for groups as diverse as developmentally disabled adults, foster families, home-schoolers, toddlers and their caregivers, alcoholics anonymous and so many others.
Here are three ways you can help:
Mark your calendar for May 6, 2020 and bookmark this giving link.
Please make a donation to support us on May 6, 2020.
Help us spread the word!
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With eScrip and the power of YOU, our group earns cash rewards when you do what you do anyway - shop! It's free, it's easy, and it's rewarding! Just follow the links and take advantage of special programs to support GMVCC. The more you participate, the more you give to your Community Center.
3 Easy Ways to Earn for Our Group
Add cards to your personal profile
Visit the eScrip Online Mall
Register for the eScrip VISA® Platinum Card
Our group is enrolled as the Greater Maple Valley Community Center. Our eScrip Group ID is 5685391.
Bartell Drugs joined the eScrip family of merchants. You can visit any of the 58 Bartell Drug stores in the Puget Sound area and ask for their 'B Caring Card.' Receive your 'B Caring Card' and register to support our group right at the checkout stand. It takes just a minute to receive your free card. After that, up to 4% of your qualifying purchases will be contributed to our group. Present your card each time you shop, or if you forget it at home, you will be able to enter a phone number.
These past few months have been tough around our country. Hurricanes, fires and floods have hit us again and again. It’s always been in our national DNA to step up and help in these types of situations and now is no different. If you’ve reached out to assist the victims of these natural disasters – thank You!
As tragic as these events have been, it’s important to remember that we have some truly pressing needs right here in our own community. Many of these needs, if left unmet, can and do result in tragic consequences.
That’s why we invest so much effort to provide a comprehensive set of programs and services that provide for some very basic needs for some often overlooked populations. Many of these services are not offered anywhere else in our community because they’ll never turn a profit.
But we make sure that they happen because they’re important. For example, we think that…
A place for parents of autistic children to gather and share experiences is important.
The Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held here are important.
Social activities for developmentally disabled adults are important.
On-site substance abuse assessments and counseling for kids is important.
Diabetic foot care that can prevent amputations is important.
Teens learning the value of volunteering are important.
Having a place for foster parents to get their state required training while their foster and bio kids are in a safe, dry, warm and supervised environment is important.
Delivering nutritious meals to shut-ins is important.
Socialization skills learned by toddlers so that they are more likely to be successful in school are important.
But these services don’t come without a cost.
Our ability to leverage our resources through collaborations with a multitude of partners keeps our costs extremely low but we still spend nearly $35,000 every year to provide space, heat, lights, insurance, custodial and staff support to insure the continuation of these services.
We do it because we think that these services are important to our program participants and our community.
Because of the disasters seen around the country many major funders are directing their support towards those situations, limiting their ability to support smaller, local programs like ours. More than ever, it’s up to our local community to support what’s important to us here at home.
I know that you’ve probably already donated to those in need around the country and for that I say thank you. Now I’d like to ask you to make an additional gift to the Community Center to support those local programs that make an everyday difference
for your neighbors and friends.
Because it’s important.