Monday, February 27, 2017

Category Archives: Do Good

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Local Heroes: The Evening of Hope Gala
Honoring local do-gooders like the Bartell family at a “Denim to Diamonds” downtown bash. With the New Year—and the political climate increasingly disconcerting—there seems no better time to celebrate those among us who make do-gooding missions a regular practice. In 1996, The Seattle Hotel Association created the “Evening of Hope” gala to showcase those who make a difference in the community. Over the past 19 years, proceeds (totaling more than $5.6 million) have benefited dozens of local charities by leveraging the collective strength of 58 downtown member hotels. (more…)
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Local Heroes: Special Olympics Washington + Kirby Winfield
Creating a level playing field for all. If ever we’re feeling down about the affairs of the world, it helps to look toward the do-gooders who carry an optimism that affects us, too. We can’t help it; it’s contagious. We recently caught up with one such local—Kirby Winfield, Auction Chair and Board Chair Elect for Special Olympics Washington. (more…)
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In the Know: 6th Annual City Fruit Cider Taste Fundraiser November 10
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.  (more…)
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7th Annual Runway to Freedom on November 4
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.  (more…)
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Local Heroes: Erin Baker + Help Feed 1 Million Kids
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.” (more…)
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Local Heroes: G1ve a Buck Fund
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. (more…)
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Swank Gala & Auction Benefiting Seattle Works October 8
Swank is Seattle Works’ annual gala & auction. This year’s event will be held at Fremont Studios on Saturday, October 8th. Seattle Works volunteers usually have their sleeves rolled up, working in the weeds. This is a chance to get dressed up and bump elbows with other young professionals who are also interested in giving back to the community.  (more…)
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Sam Choy’s Poke To The Max Presents The Seattle Poke Contest September 19
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. (more…)
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