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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation joins us for Seattle Works Day! May 7, 2013

Filed under: Board of Directors,Seattle Works Day — seattleworks @ 3:11 pm

This post was written by Adrienne DiCasparro – Seattle Works board member and lead of the Foundation’s Seattle Works Day team.

“I hope you’ll join me on Saturday May 18, for Seattle Works’ mission-based fundraiser and largest annual day of service.

Here are the top 5 reasons I am excited about Seattle Works Day.  I can’t wait to….

1) Work outside (in the sun) at a beautiful waterfront park

The foundation’s team has been assigned to an outdoor project at the lovely waterfront Carkeek park. So we will get to enjoy sunshine (fingers crossed) while giving back to our community!

2) Learn something new

EarthCorps is organizing our service project. They plan to get us ready to dig by sharing a brief history of Carkeek Park and reviewing the ecology of Northwest urban forests, their structure, plant species, and restoration techniques!

3) Get my hands dirty

We are going to use hand tools to remove unwanted plant life and prepare the ground for planting this winter.

4) Team up with colleagues, friends, and family

The foundation will cover registration for full-time employees, but we also encourage you to invite family and friends— they will just need to register separately.

5) Celebrate our day of service

Seattle Works is hosting an AfterParty for all participants at Fisher Pavilion in Seattle Center with food, music, and drinks. It will be a great opportunity to celebrate our hard work and come together as a community!

Seattle Works Day

Saturday, May 18, 2013

12:00-3:30pm Service Project at Carkeek Park
3:30-5.30pmCelebration at Fisher Pavilion

Adrienne DiCasparro works on the Giving Pledge team in the Executive Office and is on the board of Seattle Works. This year she is captain of the foundation’s Seattle Works Day team.”

Big THANKS to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their generous sponsorship and support of Seattle Works.  We’re excited to have the team join us at Seattle Works Day!

This event is open to everyone – join us on Sat 5/18 for a day of community building and fun:


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