Support the Greater Maple Valley Community Center
As a nonprofit agency, the Greater Maple Valley Community Center relies heavily upon the generosity of individuals and businesses in our area. These gifts are rightfully looked on as an investment in the livability of our community. There are a variety of ways to support the Community Center, many with their own tax advantages, 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.
2023 - 2024 Campaign
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 in 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 online through our secure Click & Pledge Donation Link. Or mail your check made payable to GMVCC at 22010 SE 248th ST, Maple Valley, WA 98038.
The Benefit Breakfast is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Community Center. More than 150 business owners and community leaders gather to celebrate the Center’s successes and provide the resources needed for carrying on our mission. The Breakfast is also an opportunity to recognize an individual and an organization/business that has made a significant impact on our community.
3rd Annual Online Auction
Join us from March 31st - April 2nd for the 3rd Annual Online Auction to benefit the Greater Maple Valley Community Center. Last year's top items included a Weber BBQ donated by Johnsons Home & Garden, the chance to post your customized message on the Wilderness Village reader board for a week, and four hours of Kubota services provided by Sutton Services.
Individuals and businesses interested in donating items for the auction should contact Mark Pursley at (425) 432-1272 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 3-4 2022 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 3, 2022 and bookmark this giving link.
Please make a donation to support us on May 3-4, 2022.
Help us spread the word!
These past few months have been tough around our country. Hurricanes, fires, floods and the COVID pandemic 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.