Sales of YFS glass pumpkins make a difference for Mercer Islanders in need

Glass pumpkin sales around the Island this month will benefit Mercer Island Youth and Family Services. - City of Mercer Island/Contributed Photo
Glass pumpkin sales around the Island this month will benefit Mercer Island Youth and Family Services.
— image credit: City of Mercer Island/Contributed Photo

Now that autumn has begun, the glass pumpkin fundraiser has also started. The annual Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser supports the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) Foundation. It is a partnership with local artists Joni Johnson, Sean Star and Ryan Staub.

Proceeds directly support MIYFS, the City of Mercer Island’s human services department. YFS supports counselors in schools, senior outreach and advocacy, affordable family and individual counseling, arrested youth and early intervention programs, family assistance, and the Thrift Shop.

Glass pumpkins may be purchased at these Island locations during the month of October:

Aljoya: 2430 76th Ave. S.E.

Au Courant: 7900 S.E. 28th Street, #100

Banner Bank: 2918 78th Ave. S.E.

Cascade Frames: 3049 78th Ave. S.E.

Chamber of Commerce: 7605 S.E. 27th Street

City Hall: 9611 S.E. 36th Street

MI Community and Event Center: 8236 S.E. 24th Street

David Weed, DDS: 2955 80th Ave. S.E., #101

Island Books: 3014 78th Ave. S.E.

Mercer Island Florist: 3006 78th Ave. S.E.

Six Walls: 2630 77th Ave. S.E., #102

South Mercer Chevron: 8407 S.E. 68th Street

Terra Bella: 2864 77th Ave. S.E. (newest location)

MIYFS at Luther Burbank Park: 2040 84th Ave. S.E.



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