December 17th, 2013 by Doree
The community has rallied around a Greenwood family of three that lost nearly everything in a house fire on Dec. 2. An online fund set up to help the family had an initial goal of raising $10,000. Today it stands at $12,334.
And Phinney Neighborhood Association Executive Director Lee Harper tells us that Winter Festival participants on Dec. 7-8 donated an additional $1,035 to help the family get back on their feet.
Tags: fire, fundraising, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
December 5th, 2013 by Doree
Friends have set up a fund to help a family that lost their home and nearly everything in it in a Greenwood fire early Monday morning. Seattle Fire Department determined the fire was caused by an overheated electrical cord.
The online fund‘s goal is to raise $10,000 for the family, whose son attends Loyal Heights Elementary in Ballard. As of this afternoon, the fund had already raised more than $2,300.
Tags: fire, fundraising, Seattle Fire Department
October 7th, 2013 by Doree
Greenwood Elementary School’s PTA is looking for business sponsors for its annual Jog-a-Thon on Oct. 18.
The PTA’s mission for the Jog-a-Thon is to raise money for their school while also promoting fitness, fun and community. They are looking for local businesses who would like to sponsor this fun-filled event.
Fundraising is an important part of every public school and Greenwood is no exception. There continues to be a major lack of funds available from federal sources and the Seattle School District. With approximately one of three Greenwood students receiving free and/or reduced meals, the support of our community is crucial to our success.
To inquire about sponsorship levels and the marketing benefit that sponsorship provides to your business, please contact email@example.com.
Tags: fundraising, Greenwood Elementary School
September 10th, 2013 by Doree
The Greenwood Senior Center is hosting its annual fundraising breakfast, “The Power of Community,” from 7-8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 525 N. 85th St.
Keynote speaker is Denise Klein, CEO of Senior Services, who will discuss “The Future of Aging and Aging Support.”
The breakfast is free to attend but there will be an opportunity to donate to support senior programs in our neighborhood. You can RSVP here, or make an online donation if you can’t attend.
Tags: fundraising, greenwood senior center
August 4th, 2013 by Doree
Domino Beauty Boutique, at 115 N. 85th St., is hosting a Zumba party on Monday to raise money for breast cancer research. The fundraiser is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th St. in Ballard.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $20 in cash at the door. All proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Participants are encouraged to wear pink.
Tags: breast cancer, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Domino Beauty Boutique, fundraising
July 22nd, 2013 by Doree
More than 900 people helped the Woodland Park Zoo raise $1.65 million for animal care, education and conservation programs at its July 12 “Jungle Party.”
Photo by Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo.
Tags: fundraising, woodland park zoo
July 15th, 2013 by Doree
North Seattle Boys & Girls Club in Greenwood is celebrating its 70th anniversary at 7 p.m. Saturday with a party for ages 21 and over with appetizers, music, dancing, a silent auction, local wine and beer, alumni speeches and memorabilia displays. Tickets are $25 online.
The North Seattle Boys & Girls Club, at 8635 Fremont Ave. N, is the oldest Boys & Girls Club in the state.
Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large had a great story about the club and its history a few days ago.
Tags: fundraising, North Seattle Boys & Girls Club
June 13th, 2013 by Doree
The Phinney Neighborhood Chorus will perform its annual concert to benefit a school in Haiti at 7 p.m. Saturday at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N. There is no charge, but donations are accepted for the George Marcellus School.
A reception will follow the performance.
More information on the George Marcellus School can be found at the Mona Foundation website.
Tags: benefit, fundraising, George Marcellus School, haiti, Mona Foundation, Phinney Neighborhood Chorus
May 23rd, 2013 by Doree
Greenwood’s non-profit writing and tutoring center, 826 Seattle, is gearing up for one of its major annual fundraisers, “Dance Your Cash Off.” The dance marathon takes place at Nectar Lounge in Fremont on June 20.
The idea is to dance five straight hours, starting at 6 p.m. (Registration starts at 5:30 p.m.) Fundraising minimum is $50 (down from last year’s $150).
The event is hosted by radio personality Luke Burbank. DJs are Potatoes O’Brien and Larry Rose of KEXP. Celebrity judges include “Stranger” staff writers Christopher Frizzelle, Jen Graves, Cienna Madrid, Sub Pop staff, and (and others to be announced later).
Last year’s event raised $31,000. Their goal this year is $32,000.
Register online to form your dance team.
Tags: 826 Seattle, Dance Your Cash Off, fundraising
May 9th, 2013 by Doree
Last Saturday night was “Derby Day” at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, as its annual auction raised more than $105,000 for its programs, including $22,000 for the PNA Hot Meal Program and Greenwood Senior Center during the Raise the Paddle portion of the live auction.
Bow ties and big hats were everywhere.
Amelia Serafin (dressed as a jockey) and her mother, Laurie (wearing a gorgeous hat with a long peacock feather that required a decent amount of clearance from passersby), sold raffle tickets for the Case ‘O Cash ($1,000).
The Case ‘O Cash was won by Jack Herndon (dressed as a horse), who immediately donated it back to the PNA. (Below is Jack and Bill Fenimore, the PNA’s Director of Facilities.)
Once again, the Defenders of Greenwood donated dinner for four at Station 21, which sparked a frenzy of bidding.
Tags: auction, fundraising, Phinney Center, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
May 8th, 2013 by Doree
Food trucks will fill the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s parking lot at 6532 Phinney Ave. N. from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, in a fundraiser for the University District Food Bank. Cost is $25 per person. The event is only for ages 21 and over.
Food trucks will include: Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen, Skillet Street Food, Street Treats, Veraci Pizza, Chopstix, Contigo, Hallava Falafel, Crisp Creperie and Seattle Biscuit Company, plus beverage purveyors Oola and Golden distilleries, Sozo Wines and Fremont Brewing Company.
Live music will be provided by The Blackberry Bushes, Washover Fans and Ali Marcus.
The University District Food Bank serves 1,100 families each week out of its current space, an 800-square-foot church basement. They have launched a fundraising campaign called “Fight Hunger, Build Hope” for a new facility that will be four stories tall, with a grocery store-style food bank, three floors of youth-focused low-income housing, job training, counseling, demonstration and teaching kitchen, and a rooftop garden.
The event’s $25 cost includes eight food bites and four beverage tastes. Those who donate $100 will receive the food bank’s new Community Cookbook with recipes from Tilth, Tavolata, Agrodolce, Crush, LloydMartin, Cafe Flora and other local favorites.
Tickets are available online.
Tags: food trucks, fundraising, Phinney Neighborhood Association, University District Food Bank
May 7th, 2013 by Doree
Woodland Park Zookeepers and other members of the Puget Sound chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (PSAAZK), will raise money for endangered black rhinos at the annual “Bowling for Rhinos” on May 18 at Lynnwood Bowl and Skate.
Matt Mills, giraffe keeper at WPZ, says they hope to raise $13,000. The money will be used for rhino conservation projects in Kenya and Indonesia.
Did you know that in 1970 it was estimated that there were approximately 65,000 black rhinos in Africa – but, by 1993, there were only 2,300 surviving in the wild, a 96% decrease? Intensive anti-poaching efforts have had encouraging results; but because the growing purchasing power of many Asian countries, and the existence of organized gangs of poachers who sell rhino horn to black market syndicates in some range countries, the poaching threat remains great and anti-poaching efforts must be continued and accelerated.
100% of all proceeds go directly to support Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (LWC) in Kenya, and Ujung Kulon, Bukit Barisan Selatan, and Way Kambas National Parks in Indonesia. LWC is a 65,000-acre sanctuary that protects black rhinos as well as other species from orchids to elephants residing within the sanctuary. Ujung Kulon National Park is home to the last 47 Javan rhinos in the entire world!! Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park is a 3,500 square kilometer lush, lowland tropical rainforest where the Sumatran rhino, tiger, and Malayan sun bear live.
Registration is $25 and includes three hours of bowling, shoe rental and pizza. If you don’t want to bowl but would like to watch and eat pizza, the cost is $15. They will also have a party with trivia, games and a raffle. Bowlers are required to raise a minimum of $30 in donations.
Check out the Bowling for Rhinos Facebook page for more information, and a link to donate directly.
Tags: Bowling for Rhinos, fundraising, rhinos, woodland park zoo