Holiday food drive this Saturday, and more community news

News and Notes for Dec. 14, 2018

Holiday food drive Saturday

The Landing along with Movin’ 92.5 is hosting a holiday food drive from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15.

Canned and boxed foods will be collected for the Renton Valley Food Bank.

Aside from donating food items, attendees are invited to take part in a number of free activities including a photo booth.

For more information, visit www.shopthelandinginrenton.com.

Hazen teacher appointed to national board

Peter Rustemeyer was appointed to the National Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. board of directors representing the Western Region.

He is a business teacher and FBLA advisor at Hazen and a member of the Washington FBLA board of directors.

Since becoming an advisor, his focus has been recruitment, a release stated.

The release added his efforts have more than doubled chapter membership, making Hazen one of the largest chapters in the state.

Relay for Life kickoff meeting

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Renton will be holding its kickoff meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at Merrill Gardens, 104 Burnett Ave. S.

The meeting will highlight how the community has benefited from funds raised and attendees will receive information on the cancer society.

Attendees will also have the chance to register a team for the event scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday, June 21 to Saturday, June 22 at Renton Memorial Stadium.

For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org.

BECU awards $515,000 to nonprofits

After receiving more than 600 nominations from members, BECU announced the recipients of its 2018 People Helping People awards.

BECU recognized 18 local nonprofits — finalists received awards ranging from $15,000 to $50,000.

Since 2013, BECU has donated more than $1.5 million to local organizations through this program.

BECU’s 2018 People Helping People Award recipients include:

• Member Volunteer of the Year ($50,000): Rain City Rock Camp for Girls

• People’s Choice ($40,000): Reading Partners

• Employees’ Choice Winner ($30,000): Brigadoon Service Dogs

• Past Recipients’ Choice Winner ($30,000): White Center Food Bank

Community Benefit Winners ($15,000):

• Arlington Kids Kloset

• Beyond Pink Spokane

• Capitol Hill Housing

• Cares of Washington

• The Dance School

• The Good Foot Arts Collective

• Mini Mart City Park

• Northwest Harvest

• Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank

• Seattle Repertory Theatre

• Snoqualmie Valley Community Network

• Shared Breakfast

• Victim Support Services

• Viva Farms

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