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Supporting Families of All Backgrounds

Lidia Harding
Donor Spotlight
alpa and kush parikh

Alpa Parikh was introduced to YES by a friend and YES Board member. She was immediately drawn to the mission of YES – “YES is a lifeline for kids and families coping with challenges such as emotional distress, substance abuse, and violence. Through intervention, outreach, and prevention, YES builds confidence and personal responsibility, strengthens family relationships, and advocates for a safer community that cares for its youth”.

As someone who has lived in India, Kenya, England and now the USA, YES stood out to Alpa for being a source of support for children and families of all backgrounds.

“As a parent, it is comforting to know that YES is an invaluable resource and partner to everyone in the local community and schools, regardless of their race or ability to pay for services.”

When Alpa was asked to join the Board of Trustees for YES in 2019, it was an easy decision. Alpa has supported YES as a Board member and a Champions for Youth Giving Circle Member ever since and has introduced several friends and family members to the amazing work that YES does to support mental health and substance use issues in our community.

Alpa lives in Kirkland with her husband Kush and their two daughters. They firmly believe that by providing opportunities and empowering our youth, we create future leaders.

Champions for Youth Giving Circle

For over 50 years, caring community members have supported and advanced Youth Eastside Services’ mission through their generous contributions. Every gift helps further YES’ service to youth and families, and gifts of $1000 or more are especially critical to our ability to meet the increasing behavioral health care needs now, and in the future.

At YES, we believe it is important to recognize supporters who do so much to ensure the ongoing stability and strength of our organization. For this reason, we established the YES Champions for Youth Giving Circle– to recognize compassionate and caring people like Alpa and Kush Parikh who so generously support our work.

To learn more about the Giving Circle, contact Lisa Hay, Chief Advancement Officer at 425-586-2328 or

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