Sarah Ricci, a talented filmmaker, made this year’s video for our annual Sunday Supper fundraising event. Check it out!
We asked a number of our food bank and resource center participants, as well as members of the community “What does FamilyWorks mean to you?” It was touching to hear how this caring community is having a positive impact on the lives of so many people!
Thank you to all who volunteered to be in the video, to Cassy Johnson (Board Member) and Joey Ashenbrenner (Development Manager) for their help, and especially to Sarah Ricci for doing such an incredible job.
A special thanks to everyone who attended, including speakers Gene Kahn and Clare Breidenich, for helping make the event a success. Hope to see you there next year!!
Jake and Jamie say “Thank You!”
Thank you for supporting the FamilyWorks Sunday Supper. You all made it a terrific event and successful fundraiser! More details coming soon.
Please contact Joey Ashenbrenner at 206-694-6725 for Sunday Supper related information.
This years event kicked off with a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by a Tom Douglas family-style dinner! Gene Kahn, Founder and Former CEO of Cascadian Farms, was our our keynote speaker for the dinner. Molly Moon shared her passionate story of the Anna Banana Milk Fund. A link to Sarah Ricci’s amazing video will be available soon. Thank you to all, for your generosity.
Palace Ballroom Resource Global Professionals Banner Bank
Jamie Flaxman/Coldwell Banker Bain
Sozo Friends Dicks Drive In Parks Family
Reading Buddies participant
This post was written by Leah Knopf, FamilyWorks Program Coordinator.
FamilyWorks once again partnered with the Boys and Girls Club to run a successful summer Reading Buddies program! Volunteer tutors were paired with Boys and Girls Club participants to read, play and do fun literacy activities. Over 100 kids and 20 volunteers joined in throughout the 7 weeks. Studies have shown the importance of summer reading to a child’s academic achievement during the school year, especially for low income individuals.
Hand made puppets reads book!
It was a joy to see volunteers and kids connect and engage in reciprocal learning. Some pairs spent the sessions working through chapter books with eager suspense, and others passed books around in small groups to take turns reading. The program culminated in a celebration with art, story and poetry activities as well as pizza generously donated by Tutta Bella!
Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who contributed their time to this important program!
This post was written by FamilyWorks Volunteer Helen Eastwood.
FamilyWorks participates in both the AmazonSmile and Fred Meyers Community Rewards programs. Both programs provide FamilyWorks with a 0.5% donation for every purchase.
Do you already shop at Amazon? You can donate money to FamilyWorks simply by going to the website www.smile.amazon.com. Once there you must select FamilyWorks as the nonprofit to receive your 0.5% donation. Once you have done this you simply need to shop. Donations will automatically be delivered to FamilyWorks on a quarterly basis. This also applies if you have an Amazon Prime account.
Fred Meyers Community Rewards Program links your everyday rewards card to a nonprofit. You must first go to www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and then you may select FamilyWorks as the nonprofit organization to benefit when you shop.
By linking your spending to donations to FamilyWorks you’ll know you are doing good every time you spend!
This post was written by FamilyWorks volunteer Helen Eastwood.
With delicious potato salad, grilled hot dogs, bean salad and tasty deserts the FamilyWorks Community BBQ sponsored by Adobe drew in more than 100 people. Music cheered the atmosphere in the hallway as Cora Morales performed.
Adobe staff that volunteer with FamilyWorks initiated the idea for the BBQ. They wanted to create a friendly atmosphere to bring volunteers, customers, staff, board members and community members together for an afternoon of sharing. There was a steady flow of people sitting down and enjoying a break from the hubbub of life. The BBQ showed the great cross-section of the community served by FamilyWorks and people took time to get to know one another better.
Overall the BBQ was a great success. It highlighted the breadth of community reached by FamilyWorks and got people talking and gave everyone a delicious, solid meal to be shared- all prepared by the Adobe Café Manager and his staff.
Thank you to Adobe for putting together this amazing event and thank you to everyone who attended!
Make a child’s first day of school special! Help us collect school supplies to give out to low income families who have children in the Seattle Public Schools. We need items such as: glue sticks, rulers, sticky notes, small scissors, highlighters, 3-ring binders, pens, markers, colored pencils, composition books, and spiral notebooks. If you’d like to do a supplies drive at your organization, give us a call, we can provide you with signage!
Please drop off supplies by August 15th @ 1501 N 45th St. Call 206-694-6727 if you have any questions.