Community Commitment


Volunteering makes us happy.

We love connecting to the broader community, taking what we're good at (and sometimes what we're just enthusiastic about, like building houses) and sharing it with others.

Causes we actively support


Children of the Nations (COTN)

COTN helps orphaned and destitute children in the USA, Dominican Republic, Africa and Haiti, operating homes, schools, farms, skill centers and village food centers. It has over 400 US and international staff, tens of thousands of volunteers, and provides help daily to more than 23,000 children.

Every year Thom travels to the Dominican Republic to assist in a COTN home­building program.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a world leader in addressing the issue of affordable housing for low ­income families. Since its founding in 1976, it has helped build safe, decent homes for 6.8 million people. Thom participates in its Bellevue fundraiser each year.

Rotary International

Rotary's mission is to provide service to others and advance world understanding and peace through the fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. Its Poulsbo North Kitsap Rotary Foundation raises about $100,000 each year, which is used for community service and international humanitarian projects. Brad was an active member of the Poulsbo North Kitsap Rotary Foundation for more than 10 years, stepping down in 2015. He served for several years as the Club's treasurer, and is a past president and treasurer of the PNKR Foundation. He also volunteered frequently on work parties for local projects.


AARP Tax­Aide

For the last several federal income tax seasons, Brad has prepared tax returns as a volunteer with AARP's Tax­Aide program in Kitsap County, Washington. Each year, the program helps thousands of people fill out their forms correctly at no charge.

Allison Spielman's annual tradition

Each Thanksgiving, we ask each of our clients to choose a favorite charity, and then we donate $30 to it. Recipients have included Global Visionaries, the Bellingham Music Club, the Salvation Army, the East Bay Community Law Center, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Nature Conservancy.
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