Seattle GiveBIG is here and it's a huge deal for local non-profits like our partners Elizabeth Gregory House, Family Works, University District Food Bank, and ROOTs Young Adult Shelter.
So, what is GiveBIG Seattle Foundation?
Seattle Foundation ignites powerful, rewarding philanthropy to make Greater Seattle a stronger, more vibrant community for all. Focused on creating equity and opportunity, our goal as a community foundation is to simplify giving and strengthen the impact of philanthropy for the more than 1,200 individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits we serve. We provide deep community insights, powerful civic leadership, effective philanthropic advising and judicious stewardship of assets in support of our mission. In addition, Seattle Foundation annually presents GiveBIG, a 24-hour online giving event to raise funds for area nonprofit organizations. Learn more at www.seattlefoundation.org.
Help us support our partners by donating to them during this 24-hour fundraiser. Learn more about who they are below and click that donate button to give back. Be sure to stop in our shop on May 9th to meet our non-profits. See the schedule below!
Elizabeth Gregory House
Founded in 2001, Elizabeth Gregory Home (EGH) has worked for over 15 years to inspire homeless, low-income, and at-risk women to transform their lives. We help women meet immediate needs such as food, clothing, hygiene and day shelter, as well as long-range goals such as acquiring permanent housing, improving their life skills, and earning sustainable income to break free from the cycle of homelessness.
FamilyWorks is a welcoming haven for people throughout North Seattle. Our vision is for a vibrant and healthy community with strong, well-nourished families as the foundation.
FamilyWorks Programming includes:
Food Distribution Programs
• Two Food Banks (Wallingford & Greenwood neighborhoods)
• Grocery Delivery to homebound seniors and disabled adults
• "Power Packs" weekend nutrition for low-income students
• "No-cook" food for homeless customers
Family Resource Center Programs
• Family Advocacy: one-on-one assistance accessing vital support services to address concerns such as Domestic Violence, Immigration, Housing, Medical/Mental Health, and more
• Basic Needs: school supplies, children's clothing, diapers, and more
• Parenting Resources: WIC Nurse, parenting classes, teen parent support group
And much more!
With barriers to basic needs lifted, FamilyWorks' participants are able to improve their health and well-being, create a more stable foundation for their children, and increase their family's resiliency!
University District Food Bank
For more than 35 years, University District Food Bank has helped prevent hunger in Northeast Seattle neighborhoods. Each week, more than 1,200 different families receive the groceries they need to prepare nutritionally balanced meals at home. Our innovative and award winning grocery store styled shopping system maximizes customer choice and ensures that all food bank customers take home three days of healthy food that is most appropriate to their specific needs and preferences. Last year, 6,501 different families made 60,371 visits to us. Through these visits, we distributed over 2.7 million pounds of food. 1% of our clients are infants, 15% are children, 56% are adults, and 28% are senior citizens. Approximately 15% of our customers are homeless.
ROOTS Young Adult Shelter
The ROOTS Young Adult Shelter opened in 1999 as the result of the community identifying a significant unmet need for shelter designed specifically for young people ages 18 to 25. Members of local congregations, U of W students and faculty, and those already serving homeless young people joined together to create a shelter that honored the independence of these young adults, while providing the mentoring and support necessary to overcome the obstacles to exiting street life. ROOTS operates every night of the year and is the largest overnight shelter in the city specifically designed to meet the needs of homeless young adults, providing an integral piece of the continuum of care for homeless persons in King County.