One in three households in Yakima County will use a food pantry this year. Sunrise Outreach Center is a local faith-based non-profit that works entirely in the public interest. We Work to Bring Food to Underserved Communities and Provide a Safe Place for People. Your donation to this 501(c)(3) non-profit will both maintain and expand provision and prevention services. You can make a difference. Thank you so much!
Make a one-time or reoccurring donation online, charged to your Visa, MasterCard, Amex or Discover credit card or by eCheck direct from your bank account.
You can donate as a guest, or sign-up for access to an ongoing donation account.
Donate by Check
Please make your check payable to Sunrise Outreach Center of Yakima and mail to:
Sunrise Outreach Center of Yakima
221 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Yakima, WA 98901
Donations to Sunrise Outreach are tax deductible. Our 501(C)(3) number is 27-1028426.
Food will Help Feed Local Families in Need. You can support the many programs through donated goods:
We accept donations of clothing and nonperishable food items. For all other donations, please contact us.
Labor of Love
If you, or your organization, would like to work on a project for a day, please let us know and we’ll share current opportunities for hands-on service with you.
Attend an Event
If you’d like to be added to our invitation list for upcoming fundraisers, please let us know.
How Sunrise Supports the Community
Sunrise Outreach Center of Yakima is a non-profit focused on helping Yakima County communities in Yakima, Sunnyside, Wapato, White Swan, Mabton, and Wiley City. Our team is composed of hundreds of passionate volunteers. We provide essential community services through food banks, food pantries, case management, and helping the homeless with their daily needs. We are also hard work at developing affordable housing for the needy.
Your donation to Sunrise Outreach can assist the community through many of our programs, including:
- Healthy, nutritious meals for elementary school children
- Financial support for those in need
- 6 weekly food banks in our communities and targeted food drives
Friday, November 4th
A Night for Community
Sunrise Outreach Center, Justice Housing, and Rotaract have joined together with an effort to build community solutions for feeding families, and housing our homeless. We will start with an event which brings the community together, address its needs, and open an invitation to participate with solutions. Our goal is to develop funds which will maintain food sourcing, expand distribution, and grow our provision. We also want to grow Yakima’s permanent supportive housing inventory which will include an entirely new housing development.
Meet the Auctioneer
Fundraising Auctioneer Laura Michalek still relies on the endurance and discipline she possessed when at the age of 15, when she was the first female winner of the Chicago Marathon. While Ms. Michalek has hardly missed a day of running since then, it’s this intention to excel at what she loves that is most evident.
“To me Auctioneering is about giving all of yourself, before and during the event, in a way that most folks wouldn’t expect.” You can hear Ms. Michalek’s full story about her Marathon win through local NPR affiliate KNKX’s weekly Sound Effect broadcast, Episode #173.
Laura’s style, fundraising insight, and commitment to her clients, and their mission, not only sets her apart, but has created a career beyond Ms. Michalek’s wildest dreams. “I’ve always been deeply interested in how non-profits I care about are going to sustain themselves, so it is nothing less than a thrill to know I can personally and professionally be part of that.”
For 15 years prior to becoming a full time Fundraising Professional, Ms. Michalek owned and operated several nationally recognized vintage modern furniture stores in Seattle. “My critical eye, intuition, and energy level has been pretty consistent all these years, so whenever I set out to do something, it’s the same set of skills, just a slightly more developed new chapter.”
As the youngest winner in the history of the Chicago Marathon, it has not been lost on Ms. Michalek that this experience informed her whole life. “When I start Auctioneering, it’s like being in the starting block all over again. I still set out to win, however, this time it’s for the organization I’m representing.”