At its Step Up to the Plate Luncheon on March 19, Bellevue LifeSpring raised $407,600.

The money raised from the luncheon goes toward furthering Bellevue LifeSpring’s mission to “foster stability and self-sufficiency for Bellevue’s children and their families through programs that provide food, clothing, education and emergency assistance.”

Supporters who were unable to make it to the event can still donate money at Bellevue LifeSpring’s website.

Bellevue LifeSpring was founded in 1911 as the Overlake Service League. Since its inception, the organization has worked to support neighbors in need and to help provide basic needs for children, “allowing them to focus on their education and break the cycle of poverty.” The organization now serves more than 15,000 individuals per year with programs that provide food, clothing, education, and emergency assistance.