Northwest NEWS

March 27, 2000

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Children's Country Home auction

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Guests at Woodinville's Children's Country Home Benefit Auction raised about $75,000 at the event held March 11 at Sand Point Country Club.
Photo courtesy of Children's Country Home.

by Marshall Haley, staff reporter

   WOODINVILLE--Woodinville's Children's Country Home raised around $75,000 at their Third Annual Benefit Auction, held at the Sandpoint Country Club on March 11, according to employee Juanita Behar.

   Children's Country Home is a non-profit home for children with special health care needs. Services include respite, hospice, transition from hospital to home, and short- and long-term care for children with severe medical problems.

   The home attempts to relieve the pressure on families taking care of special-needs children, in hopes of lightening their social isolation, unbearable financial burdens, depression, marital tension, minimal leisure time, sheer exhaustion, and inability to maintain a career.

   The home always needs more volunteers, said Behar. Positions include reading to children, helping with homework, or doing arts and crafts; doing phone work, or light housework and errands; and doing yard work on the beautiful 3/4-acre lot.

   Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to call Behar at 425-486-0289.