By now you’ve probably heard that Seattle Works is working hard this year to develop new programming that helps you put your money to work in the community. This past August, we planned our first Chip In event as a fun, easy way to get people excited about giving and support projects managed by our HandsOn Leadership teams. It was so much fun, and such a success, that we’re throwing several Chip Ins this year!
On Wednesday night, we packed over 30 people into the Material Good studio in SoDo for great drinks, great company and a great cause!
Four HandsOn Leadership teams representing Helping Link, Magnuson Nature Programs, Shoreline Community College’s Parent-Child Center and The World is Fun mingled with attendees and gave two-minute pitches to the group.
At the end of the night, we’d raised a total of $1,030! What’d that money fund?
– $190 to Magnuson Nature Programs to provide trainings and resources to teachers at SandPoint Elementary to create self-guided nature tours of Magnuson Park
– $190 to The World is Fun to support a citywide event that will bring world-famous street artists to the city to create murals in Summer 2014
– $300 to Shoreline Community College’s Parent-Child Center to purchase a picnic table for the playground and outdoor classroom
– $350 to Helping Link to update outdated marketing materials used to recruit the skilled volunteers that staff all of the organization’s programs
We’re thrilled our second Chip In was even more successful than the first! If you didn’t get a chance to attend this round, stay tuned for Chip In Summer 2013! Thanks to all who made it to the event–and to our friends at Material Good and Ninkasi Brewing for providing the beautiful space and delicious beer.