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MIYFS Foundation Hosts Feb. 8 'Giving From the Heart' Breakfast

The annual fundraiser for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services drew about 500 attendees and raised over $50,000 last year.

Started to help support (MIYFS), The Giving from the Heart Breakfast on Feb. 9 has grown as a community event where donor contributions help the city department keep up with expanding demand for a variety of human services.

"Whether you are a first-timer or traditional attendee, this lively, fast-paced, and dynamic community celebration will prove to be inspirational, informative, and entertaining — it's a true tradition among Islanders," said MIYFS Development Officer Kris Kelsay.

Last year, and raised over $50,000 last year. A number of local businesses also support YFS and last Feb. 9 to aid the fundraising effort.

Proceeds from the event directly support MIYFS, the human services department of the City of Mercer Island. 

According to MIYFS, the public-private partnership (the also supports the department) touches the lives of every member of the community through counselors in the schools, senior outreach and advocacy, affordable family counseling, drug and alcohol prevention programs, arrested youth and early intervention programs, youth development (VOICE), family assistance, and a thriving thrift store.

The event will be held on Wednesday, February 8 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the . To register for the event online go to www.tinyurl.com/GFTH2012 or call Kelsay at 206-275-7751. For more information about MIYFS visit: www.miyfs.org

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