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MIYFS Fundraiser Raises Over $100,000 (Video)

The Feb. 9 "Giving from the Heart" breakfast fundraiser is one of the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services's largest annual sources of funding.

Organizers of the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Feb. 9 declared the event a success, announcing the event had raised over $100,000.

Approximately 500 guests attended the event and 36 sponsors contributed much of the support to MIYFS for one of its largest funding sources, supported largely by the Mercer Island Thrift Shop.

Attendees were entertained by several speakers and a .

MIYFS also on Feb. 9th to donate 25 percent of their daily receipts to the fundraiser. Suzanne Skone, President of the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, praised the local partnership and hoped the event had raised awareness of MIYFS's goals and shopping local.

"New energy was brought to the occasion and many new faces too," she said. "These fundraising efforts support an intergenerational range of affordable, high-quality services that touch all members of the community, senior services, family counseling, youth development programs and family emergency assistance.  Many of these services are in higher demand than ever."

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