Remembering Lucian

On a beautiful early September day 5-year-old Lucian disappeared while his father and siblings were exploring the playground at his favorite park. Nearby, the Yakima River was flowing swiftly, fed by the annual release from the Rimrock Lake, an alpine water storage reservoir. When they were unable to locate him, his parents feared the worst …

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Camp Prime Time

Camp Prime Time holds a very special place in my heart. With a child on the autism spectrum life can get a bit challenging. A child with autism spectrum disorder can be brilliantly intelligent in many ways but significantly challenged in social and communication skills. As a parent of a child with autism, it is …

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How One Apartment Community Is Addressing Isolation and Loneliness

How One Apartment Community Is Addressing Isolation and Loneliness

Loneliness and social isolation have become a major public health concern throughout the United States and in many parts of the world. In fact, the issue has been called a “loneliness epidemic” by some experts. People experience loneliness and isolation for a variety of reasons, including living alone, moving to a new city, lack of …

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Teams Giving Back – Making an Impact

Teams Giving Back – Making an Impact

Throughout our three decades, The Wilkinson Family of Companies has sought to be the best stewards of our community as possible. Over the years our leaders have directed both charitable giving and leadership efforts to agencies and community stewardship organizations including YWCA, Rotary, Red Cross, Pacific Northwest University of Health Science, Salvation Army, Fulcrum Foundation, …

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Lynchpin Foundation

Lynchpin Foundation for Autism Research and Resources

SERVING FAMILIES AFFECTED BY AUTISM As we shared with our readers recently, Wilkinson Corporation (WC) formed eight separate giving teams, four within our WC Corporate team and four within our property management teams. Each team selected their own leader, team name and causes they would like to focus on. Next, they each submitted grant request …

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Serving Local Students

Delivering Desks to Students Working From Home Adams Elementary School, Yakima Washington – COVID-19 related school restrictions have meant that students across our country have found new ways to work from home as they adapt to an online learning environment. Many students simply do not have a dedicated place to study at home. To address …

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Yakima Food Mob

When Riley Wilkinson recognized a need here in Yakima, WA, he took to Facebook to build a strong coalition of support. In Washington State, and in Yakima County, local restaurants are generally closed to indoor seating, with outdoor capacity capped at 25%, with few exceptions allowed. Hearing that a Wilkinson team favorite haunt, Yakima Sports …

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