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Giving from the Heart Breakfast 2014
A benefit for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services


Wednesday, February 12th
7:00am to 8:30am PST

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Mercer Island Community and Events Center 
8236 SE 24th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040

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Sari Weiss
Development Officer
Mercer Island Youth and Family Services
City of Mercer Island  

Shop! Shop! Shop! Wednesday, Feb 12

After the Breakfast - visit all participating local businesses. They know "it's all about community" and are donating 20% of their February 12 sales back to Mercer Island Youth & Family Services. Thank you!

Island Books
Auto Spa
Studio 904 Hair Design & Spa
c.michelle interior lifestyle
Pete's South Mercer Chevron
Stopsky's Delicatessen
Freshy's Seafood Market
Yo Mercer

MIYFS Foundation

The MIYFS Foundation was founded in 1989 to support and enhance the work of MIYFS through fundraising efforts. The board continues to grow in its capacity to raise funds to support its vision of a healthy community for all youth, adults and families.


For more information visit:

Join Us - February 12, 2014!
Giving from the Heart Breakfast 2014
"It's ALL about community"
-Phil Flash and Terry Moreman, Honorary Chairs

7:00 am: Doors Open for Registration
7:30 - 8:30 am: Breakfast 

Register Now!

gfth logoWhat is Giving from the Heart?
Giving from the Heart is a community event that benefits Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS).

Now in its 12th year, we invite you to be one of the over 500 recognized and active community members as we raise both awareness and funds for all MIYFS services and programs.

You are sure to enjoy  this lively, fast-paced and dynamic community celebration which is inspirational, informative and entertaining--it's a true tradition among Islanders.

The event is free - the needs are great.

All guests will be encouraged to make a donation to MIYFS.

What are the Benefits?
Your donation to MIYFS touches every member of our community through our programs and services:

  • counselors in every public schools
  • Seniors -  outreach and advocacy
  • affordable family counseling
  • job search assistance
  • drug and alcohol prevention programs
  • food bank
  • arrested youth and early intervention programs
  • family emergency assistance
  • youth volunteer & leadership opportunities
  • work-skill development at our thriving Thrift Shop

Proceeds from the event directly support MIYFS - the human services department of the City of Mercer Island.  To learn more about MIYFS, visit:

Join Us For Breakfast!
    Attend the Giving from the Heart Breakfast on February 12th and help us 
celebrate our remarkable community connections.

Register Now!

or call our registration hotline at: 206.275.7756

Can't Make the Breakfast? You can still make a difference!. 

You may donate online or by mail: MIYFS Foundation, 2040 84th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040-2222. MIYFS Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations are tax deductable to the extent allowed by law.

Sponsorship allows all donations made at the breakfast to go directly to MIYFS. Contact Sari Weiss, Development Officer, MIYFS at 206.275.7756 or for a sponsor package.

Spend at 10 generous Island businesses on February 12th and 20% goes to MIYFS.  Stores to be announced in January. 

 THANK YOU 2014 Breakfast Sponsors

as of 1/30/14 and our list is growing...


$20,000 Angel Matching Sponsor

 Maren-Swenson Fund


$5,000 | Community Builder

  Island Crust Cafe


$2,500 | Island Patron


The Mercer

Columbia Bank

Gull Industries

Ellen and John Gordon Hill             


$1,000 | Family Sustainer
Orthodontic Associates of Mercer Island - Drs. Bill McNeill & Kara McCulloch
Mercer Island Pediatrics
Dr. David J. Weed, DDS, MSD 
Paracle - Personal Financial Management
Washington Trust Bank
Barbara Potashnick* and Alan Smith
John* and Lisa Stewart
*MIYFS Foundation Board Trustee


$500 | Good Neighbor
Dr. Jennifer Strelow - Mercer Island Dentistry
Union Bank of California

Ackley Law Group, PLLC *
Walk! Mercer Island
Ewing & Clark East
Au Courant | POSH | The DEN
Murphy Armstrong & Felton LLP*
Paul Calderon*
Daljeet* and Harinderal Hanspal
Eric* and Galen Hermelee
Kathryn* and Jordan Lerner
Catheryne Nguyen* and Bob Chang
Sara Page* and Sol Baron
Ken* and Deborah Urman
*MIYFS Foundation Board Trustee


$200 | Business Friend
Law Offices of William Hochberg
Redman Construction, Inc.
Puget Sound Behavioral Medicine
Robert and Anne Thorpe
Carrie K. York, DDS
Club Emerald

In-Kind Sponsors
GalenWorks Design
Lollie Fleur Floral & Garden
Mercer Island Parks and Recreation
Seattle Preperatory School

 To join our growing list of 2014 Breakfast Sponsors, contact Sari Weiss at 206.275.7756