Support City Fruit’s harvest that feeds thousands of families each year.  

Join City Fruit for the 6th Annual Cider Taste fundraiser on November 10th at AXIS Pioneer Square. The event features 10 Washington cideries and five local outstanding chefs preparing sips and bites for the evening! Over 300 people will gather and raise funds for City Fruit’s annual harvest that feeds thousands of families each year. Attendees will sample from over 30 ciders and feast on specially crafted and paired plates using the finest local produce. Hand-crafted cider cocktails will round out the evening. 

Fashion to end domestic violence.

Gina Moorhead a local and Minneapolis fashion designer and founder of House of Gina Marie® & GrasMark, and will be attending the 7th Annual Runway to Freedom Fashion Show and Auction for the second consecutive year. This year, Runway to Freedom Fashion Show and Auction will be held on Friday, November 4th at the Coterie Lounge in Seattle. The fashion show benefits Mary’s Place, a great nonprofit organization that works to empower women, children, and families to reclaim their lives. 

Eating well and doing good, a Q+A.

There seems no better time than the very end of Hunger Action Month™ to spotlight Erin Baker (of Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods). As the name might suggest, Erin’s company aims to bake with simple, all-natural, whole food ingredients while changing childhood obesity “one breakfast at a time.” Her products are incredibly tasty (trust us!), her passion is palpable, and her motto is simple: “Small acts of compassion, when multiplied, will change the world.”

A local nonprofit strives to help cure childhood cancer.

When cancer rocked the lives of Gail Lopez’s family, she decided to take action by starting G1ve a Buck Fund, an incredible nonprofit that raises awareness and much-needed funds for childhood cancer research. Somehow, current research is outdated by 20-plus years, and this organization aims to fight every hurdle to help save the lives of little superheroes near and far.

Chef Sam Choy, the proclaimed God Father of Poke, has made his fame traveling the world educating people on this wonderful dish. Thanks to the influence of Chef Choy, there are many variations of this dish today. He has inspired many chefs to create their own take on this Hawaiian classic. Hosted by Chef Sam Choy and partner Max Heigh, The Seattle Poke Contest shines light on many of these great chefs in a fun competition.

One Saturday a month, volunteer with old and new friends

Team Works is a volunteer group that sends volunteers out into the community one Saturday a month for four months, from September to December. Registration for fall session opened earlier this month, on August 17th. Team Works is a social volunteering league that gets you and your friends out into the community giving back and doing good—and yes, you have fun too. Volunteer sessions last from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. You’ll be finished in time to enjoy a late brunch!