Legal Actions Taken by the Attorney General

Assurances of Discontinuance

The following is a list of Assurances of Discontinuance filed by the Washington State Attorney General's Office. The individuals or entities listed below cannot legally solicit contributions in Washington State until the conditions set forth in the Assurance have been met.

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Individual or Organization Name AOD Dated
Angels With Misplaced Wings August 22, 2016
Pasado’s Safe Haven August 12, 2016
The Nourishing Hand January 11, 2016
Legal Aid for Washington Fund, aka Campaign for Equal Justice December 15, 2015
Traditional Values Coalition October 22, 2015
Second Chance Ranch August 28, 2015
Food Lifeline August 15, 2015
Food Lifeline  August 5, 2015
Ladies Who Rock July 28, 2015
League of Women Voters of the United States July 21, 2015
League of Women Voters Education Fund July 21, 2015
Givalike April 27, 2015
Holly House For Kids April 23, 2015
Red Bucket Equine Rescue April 3, 2015
Custom Fundraising Solutions, LLC. March 2, 2015
Washington State Jaycees February 2012

Assurances of Discontinuance are agreements between the Attorney General's Office and an individual or entity believed to have violated the Charitable Solicitations Act. While the defendant individual or entity does not admit wrongdoing, the defendant agrees not to engage in practices that violate the Charitable Solicitations Act, including soliciting charitable donations without registering with the Office of the Secretary of State. A violation of the Assurance may serve as grounds for a civil action by the Attorney General. Assurances of Discontinuance are filed in court under the Consumer Protection Act and typically require payment costs and attorney fees.

Court Actions

The following is a list of Court Actions filed by the Washington State Attorney General's Office.

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Individual or Organization Name Action Dated
IC Clean People Recovery Housing d/b/a I.C. Clean People d/b/a Everett Area Recover Services d/b/a Snohomish County Homeless
(Timothy Rehberg)
September 15, 2016
Daring Hands
(Lereida Brown and George Heedley)
May 10, 2016
Daring Hands
(Lereida Brown and George Heedley)
May 10, 2016
Washington State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, a/k/a Washington State Fraternal Order of Police, FOP, WAFOP, WSFOP, Washington State Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Foundation, a/k/a Washington State Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Fund and Corporations for Character, a/k/a C4C January 14, 2015
Washington State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, a/k/a Washington State Fraternal Order of Police, FOP, WAFOP, WSFOP, Washington State Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Foundation, a/k/a Washington State Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Fund and Corporations for Character, a/k/a C4C January 14, 2015
Washington State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, a/k/a Washington State Fraternal Order of Police, FOP, WAFOP, WSFOP, Washington State Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Foundation, a/k/a Washington State Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Fund and Corporations for Character, a/k/a C4C January 13, 2015
Autism Outreach Foundation, Inc
(Brandie M. Christian a/k/a Brandie M. Blackford and Joshua E. Hani)
January 15, 2015
Autism Outreach Foundation
(Brandie M. Christian a/k/a Brandie M. Blackford and Joshua E. Hani)
September 2, 2014
Olympic Animal Sanctuary
(Stephen C. Markwell)
July 29, 2014
Olympic Animal Sanctuary
(Stephen C. Markwell)
July 29, 2014
Kures 4 Kids
(Michael W. Gannon, Amy Gannon)
December 11, 2013
Kures 4 Kids
(Michael W. Gannon, Amy Gannon)
December 11, 2013
Autism Awareness United, Autism Awareness Washington, Autism Awareness Northwest, Encore Marketing Group, Inc.,
(Joseph W. Searles, Rena R. Searles)
February 13, 2013
People Helping Horses December 19, 2012
People Helping Horses (Gretchen L. Salstrom) December 19, 2012
Pasado Safe Haven November 5, 2010
Pasado Safe Haven October 20, 2010
Charitable Assistance Group
(Justin McGuinn, Joseph Michael McGuinn, and Virginia Bartlett)
October 20, 2010
Network Services of Puget Sound (Name has been changed to Red Letter Programs and Housing.) 
(Salli Deboer)
February 16, 2010

Every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate. However, statuses may change and these actions should not be solely relied upon without contacting the Secretary of State’s Charities Program for confirmation of current status. To speak with a Customer Service Representative, call the Charities Program toll free at 800-332-4483 during regular business hours.