The Anna Schindler Foundation

The mission of the Anna Schindler Foundation is to provide emotional and financial support to families fighting childhood cancer in the Inland Northwest (WA, ID, MT, OR) while raising awareness of this disease. This is a nonprofit organization that supports families who have children who are battling cancer. The Schindler family started this foundation after their daughter died of cancer when she was only 6 years old.

A Million Thanks distributes letters to U.S. troops stationed around the world. The organization was founded by Shauna Fleming, a high schooler at the time, in 2004. They have distributed over seven million letters. The organization sends a box of about 1,000 letters to an individual service member and they then distribute the letters to their unit.

Good Samaritan Society

Good Samaritan Senior Home provides care for seniors. They provide seniors with housing, health care, and rehabilitation services in Spokane Valley and in locations across the United States. Residents of Good Samaritan live on the property in either assisted living or independent living environments based on their specific needs. Good Samaritan also has special care units for residents who need specific memory care and respite care to support primary caregivers.

Higher Grounds Animal Sanctuary

“Higher Ground Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit with the mission to rescue homeless animals or animals in need, to offer a place of refuge to peacefully live out their lives, and to share our work and the animal’s stories to create opportunities for Humane Education – thus resulting in a greater rescue culture.” – Higher Grounds Animal Sanctuary

Tilth Alliance

The Tilth Alliance has a number of garden programs that are aimed to educate the community. They have urban farms, gardens, and kitchens where community members can participate in hands-on experiences to become educated. They offer classes to help get your own garden or farm started. They even have a hotline for any questions. They provide education, funding, conferences, and advocacy for farming and agriculture in Washington state.