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Carmen Halstrom and the Power of Community

Lidia Harding
Donor Spotlight Invest in Youth Breakfast
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Carmen Halstrom, co-chair of the YES Invest in Youth Breakfast, believes in the power of inviting your friends to breakfast.

“We all have the responsibility to make the world a better place. Every little thing makes a difference,” she said.

Like so many who attend our annual breakfast, Carmen finds that the stories clients share on stage resonate with her own story. She started attending the breakfast years ago to hear those stories and have the chance to give generously so that all East King County families could have access to counseling and treatment services that were so helpful for her own family.

“Carmen is the type to ask ‘what else can I do?’ It’s been so exciting to watch her go from being a guest and donor to co-chairing the event two years in a row. She’s an incredible partner to local kids!” said CEO Patti Skelton-McGougan.

One of the ways Carmen makes an impact and has fun in the process is by serving as a table captain for the YES Invest in Youth Breakfast.

“I love YES and by hosting a table, I get to share that joy with my friends. For many of us,  it’s turned into a tradition and an annual way to support local youth” said Carmen.

You can experience this joy and make a bigger impact too!  Table Captain opportunities for whole and half tables are still available for the March 18, 2020 event. So, invite your friends to breakfast and register to be a table captain at:

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