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Treehouse Youth Champions Luncheon to feature success stories and a virtual meal together


SEATTLE—Treehouse’s annual Champions Luncheon is usually held in a ballroom with more than 1,000 supporters throughout the community. Youth impacted by foster care share stories about their journeys and triumphs in partnership with the nonprofit advocacy organization. This year, because of the pandemic, the event will be hosted online on March 17, from 12 p.m.- 1 p.m.

“We’re excited because now we’re not limited to how many people will fit in one room. Everyone can attend, and no one is limited by geography,” said Spencer Sheridan, Community Engagement Manager at Treehouse. “Treehouse is a statewide organization serving more than 7,800 youth, with supporters in Tacoma, Spokane, and beyond—who all make that possible—can be together at the same time.”

The event will feature live content and will debut two impact videos. One story shares the story of one caregiver, who has partnered with Treehouse for more than 30 years. She has fostered numerous children, eventually adopting eight of them

“We partner with children, youth, and young adults, always listening to what it is we can do to support them as they unlock their own potential,” said Dr. Lisa Chin, Treehouse CEO, who will speak live during the event. “To provide that support, we must continue to partner broadly throughout the community and challenge ourselves to change the system together to best serve youth.”

Prior to the event, registered participants will receive a video that showcases an aspiring chef and Treehouse participant, Paris, as she demonstrates how to prepare a special meal to eat during the event. To register for the free event, visit


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