“We believe in a world where every single person has clean and safe water”—charity: water
charity: water, the nonprofit with the singular mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to the 663 million people who lack access to life’s most basic need. One of the most impactful stories to come from charity: water’s 10 years of fighting the global water crisis is the incredible story of Seattle local Rachel Beckwith, who launched a charity: water birthday campaign for her ninth birthday. She came just short of reaching her fundraising goal and a few months later, died tragically in a car accident. Her friends and family remembered her giving spirit and began
Making volunteering fun and accessible for Seattleites.
Seattle is booming. Census data shows that Seattle is one of the fastest growing major American cities with a high concentration of young adults. Millennials make up 1/3 of our population. What will Seattle look like if we don’t value community engagement and volunteerism in this time of growth? How do we get millennials involved in building a thriving community of actively engaged individuals? This is where Seattle Works comes in.
Lost Lake Cafe offers diner fare 24 hours a day. Unlike most other diners, the food is good whether it’s 2:00 am after a night out or at 10:00 am in the morning. Whether you’re looking for a hot turkey sandwich drenched in gravy or an eggs benedict, you can be a part of a great cause on Tuesday, March 15th. As part of their Lost Lake Cares program, Lost Lake Café and Lounge will donate 10% of all menu sales on Tuesday, March 15th to Seattle University’s Dance Marathon’s efforts to raise money for Seattle Children’s Uncompensated Care Fund.
Wish you could hang out with the entire Seattle Sounders team? Wish granted. You can purchase a ticket for a casual team meet and greet at Queen Anne Beerhall next Wednesday. All players and coaches will be in attendance, with the event hosted by new radio play-by-play broadcaster Matt Johnson. Proceeds benefit Sounders community partners.
Cupid’s Undie Run is a super fun, crazy 1-mile charity race where runners wear ONLY UNDERWEAR. Seattle’s edition takes place this Saturday at Westlake at noon! Cupid’s Undie Run focuses on the amazing mission to raise awareness for NF (Neurofibromatosis) and provide funds to The Children’s Tumor Foundation. The event is held in a total of 39 cities nationally and has currently raised over $2 million. Unlike other cities who hosted the run earlier this month with freezing temperatures like DC and Detroit, Saturday’s forecast calls for a party cloudy day and a high of 52 here in Seattle.
‘Tis the season for giving back.
It seems fitting during this holiday season, whilst celebrating with our friends, family, and delicious food, to take a moment to pause and revel in all that we have. We are truly blessed with so much. Let’s take a moment to give back to those who may be less fortunate than us. No one should ever go hungry in our community, especially during this chilly winter. Here is just one opportunity for you to
Improve the world around you with these philanthropic gifts.
Sometimes we feel uneasy accepting gifts, but when the gift keeps giving there is no need for guilt. Start shopping for your friends and family — as well as charity — by investing in humanitarian gifts for the holidays.
Bike the San Juans this weekend and get some exercise and fresh air.
The Northwest is home to some of the freshest air in the United States. With strict smoking regulations and plenty of greenery—you could say we are downright pampered with our oxygen.