Thank you for being willing to spread hope and love with your Notes of Encouragement!

We have the opportunity to come alongside several of our partner organizations in our community during this time of COVID-19 “Stay Home, Stay Healthy,” in order to encourage them with words of hope and love.

Foster Kids & Families

Olive Crest is a faith-based organization serving foster kids and families in our community. Because of COVID, these special kiddos are suffering from boredom, seclusion, and trauma triggers – and the caregivers are feeling an increased burden of caring for their foster kids’ special circumstances. Some are in high-risk medical situations as well.



Olive Crest
c/o Notes of Encouragement
2500 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

First Responders & Healthcare Workers

Bellevue YMCA is providing free childcare for our First Responders and Healthcare workers during this unprecedented time in our history. We would love to send notes to those Heroes in our community, as well as to the YMCA Staff who are working everyday to care for their kids.



Bellevue YMCA
c/o Notes of Encouragement
14230 Bel-Red Road
Bellevue, WA 98007

The words, prayers, and love that you share will make a difference in people's lives! A few tips as you create:

  • Please keep your notes and letters general. You can open with “Dear friend,” or something to that effect.
  • You can include encouraging quotes, scripture, or just words of hope for someone who is likely feeling many of the same concerns that you are!
  • You can write many at a time, on anything from cards, to letters, to pictures. If you write more than one, you can bundle them all in the same envelope as they will be distributed among the people that the organization serves.
  • Please involve your whole family, if you can! You can draw pictures, send simple words of hope (“We love you!” “We are praying for you!”) or color a meaningful message from an online printable. Get creative! This is a great way to involve your children in caring for others.
  • Finally, share a picture of your Notes project on social media, such as Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to include #wcbellevue so we can share with others!

For questions or more information, please contact Kjirsten Davies or Sylvia Ramquist.