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Seattle Works Day – Over 4,000 Hours Invested in Our Community! May 29, 2013

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In case you missed it, Seattle Works Day happened Saturday, May 18th and it. was. epic.  That’s right, I said it.

How many other Saturdays have had over 1,100 people spread all throughout Seattle volunteering? Not many!  And after all of that hard work, we celebrated the day with a great AfterParty at Seattle Center.

Team Something Clever     Team 206    AfterParty Fun!

Were you there? Did you think it was awesome? Or not… either way, we want your feedback so we can make it better for next year: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SWD2013Survey

Did you miss it?  We missed you. Pretend like you were there by scrolling through the 700+ photos: http://www.flickr.com/groups/swday2013/  See? Epic was not an overstatement.   If your photos from the day aren’t there, upload them so we can see them!

Want to relive it?  Our tagboard tells the story better than we can. http://tagboard.com/swday  What the heck is Tagboard you ask?  It’s one of the coolest things you’ll see all year.  Tagboard is a social engagement platform that tells everyone’s story of their Seattle Works Day experience and then aggregates it all into one place for us to share!  Huge shout out of thanks to the people at Tagboard for letting us see instagram photos, next to tweets, next to vine videos, next to snaps from our photo booth and so on! #hashtag aggregation #FTW

tagboard!

Pat yourselves on the back. In one day, together we accomplished:

  • 4,060 hours of volunteer service
  • 37 different projects impacted by the great work of volunteers! Everything from park restoration, to stuffing quarterly newsletters, to sorting books to create a new library at an elementary school.
  • Over $70,000 raised for Seattle Works so that we can continue to connect volunteers, develop emerging leaders and inspire dialogue all year long!

Incredible.

And now, what’s next?  We hope that Seattle Works Day inspired you to do something more for your community. That can look like whatever you care most about and whatever you have time for.  Maybe you want to volunteer a few more times this year, or maybe you’re going to help out your neighbor the next time you see them in a bind, or maybe you’re going to decide to learn more about one organization you care about and figure out how you can help them most.  Whatever it is, we hope you do it.

what did you do today?  what will you do next?

Do you wish you could do Seattle Works Day every month? Join Team Works now and it’s essentially a smaller scale Seattle Works Day one Saturday a month, June – September. Check out the different teams you can join and then sign up to meet new people, volunteer at different organizations and get further involved!

Team Works     Team Works

Seattle Works is here to get you connected. If you’re looking to take the first step (or even your next step) into community engagement, we’re here to help you do it!

Do Something.  www.seattleworks.org

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