The 2014 Sunday Supper, Thanks to All

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 says Thank You!!

Jake and Jamie say “Thank You!”






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Thank you for supporting the FamilyWorks Sunday Supper

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.


2014 Sunday Supper

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.

2014 Sponsors

2014 dinner mollymoon                      HomeStreet Bank Sponsor Logo                       2014 dinner Adobe

Palace Ballroom    Resource Global Professionals    Banner Bank

                                  Jamie Flaxman/Coldwell Banker Bain                     

                    Sozo Friends   Dicks Drive In    Parks Family

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2014 Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies participant

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!

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!

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Wait, You Can Give To FamilyWorks By Shopping?

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 moneyindex-amazon to FamilyWorks simply by going to the website 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 Programindex links your everyday rewards card to a nonprofit. You must first go to 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!

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Gotta Love A Summer BBQ

This post was written by FamilyWorks volunteer Helen Eastwood.

With delicious potato salad, grilled hot dogs, beanadobe bbq 4 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 bbq 1Adobe 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.Adobe bbq 3 The BBQ showed the great cross-section of the community served by FamilyWorks and people took time to get to know one another better.

Adobe bbq 5Overall 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!

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Make A Child’s First Day Of School Special!

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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.

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A Simple Action Can Make A Big Impact

This post comes to us via Place Props, a smart phone app that can raise support for FamilyWorks.

A Seattle start-up has partnered with PP+ balloonFamilyWorks to raise money in a fun and unique way. The PlaceProps app is focused on improving the city of Seattle through consumer movement research. That research is supported by community businesses and city planners, helping them make better decisions about locating stores, services, and infrastructure in Seattle.

People make places matter. PlaceProps gives Seattleites an opportunity to contribute to local development projects.

FamilyWorks_Donation_ScreenBy simply downloading the PlaceProps mobile app, “Proppers” receive $65/year in rewards for contributing anonymous background location data. You can choose to donate these rewards to FamilyWorks to benefit your local family resource center and food bank! If just fifteen people designate FamilyWorks as their payment method, that would mean that FamilyWorks would receive $975/year in donations!

A small action, at no cost to you, can help fund resources for individuals and families in Seattle.

To download, search for PlaceProps in your iPhone or Android app store and set up an account using promo code: FMWRK.

To learn more, contact Annie Worman at or visit

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