Carter Subaru and KIRO Newsradio celebrate Women’s History Month. Colleen O’Brien shares inspiring stories from local non-profit leaders who honor their founders while blazing a trail for the future of our communities.

Watch each story below:

Saving Great Animals

When it comes to traveling with furry friends, pet safety is a top priority.

Saving Great Animals in Seattle, along with Carter Subaru, outlined valuable tips to ensure four-legged family members are secure during car rides.

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It all started with a group of social workers with a vision to provide the little things that really help create as normal a childhood experience as possible for youth in foster care. 35 years later, Treehouse not only provides direct support to more than 3,000 young people in foster care while doubling down on their commitment to change the systems that impact Washington’s young people by addressing the education and child welfare laws, policies, and practices that aren’t working for kids in Washington State.

Pasados Safe Haven


KIRO Newsradio’s Colleen O’Brien and Lola Bryan from Pasado’s Safe Haven discuss the emotional story of a beloved Donkey named Pasado who lived at Kelsey Creek Farm but was brutally beaten and killed in 1993. Outraged that the killers were let off, Founder Susan Michaels took it upon herself to make a difference in Washington State to make animal cruelty a felony and eventually started a sanctuary for animals. Twenty years later, Lola and the team at Pasado’s Safe Haven have made amazing progress to protect animals in Washington State.

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

Girl Scounts

Do you know that almost two-thirds of the CEOs in the US who identify as women are Girl Scouts? The Girl Scouts Cookie Program is the largest girl centered entrepreneurial program in the country. KIRO Newsradio’s Colleen O’Brien chats with Andrea Anderson CEO of Girl Scouts of Western Washington. With each cookie purchase, you’ll support Girl Scouts as they learn, grow, and thrive through life’s adventures.

Edmonds Food Bank

Edmonds Food Bank

Did you know that approximately 12% of Washington’s residents experience food insecurity each year? Colleen O’Brien chatted with Edmonds Food Bank Director Casey Davis regarding their efforts to expand their community outreach efforts. Visit to learn how you can get involved.