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And… they’re off! February 10, 2014

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This Saturday, Seattle Works’  teams set off to begin their spring round of group volunteering. The day was cold (okay, really cold) but the morning of volunteering and the afternoon beers kept our hearts warm. Thirteen teams set off across Seattle to make a difference over a wide-range of nonprofit missions. From sorting shoe donations at Redeeming Soles to facility help at Seattle Public Schools, this group of nearly 200 volunteers did some serious damage, Seattle Works-style.

Check out just a few of the pictures from Saturday’s events! Many thanks to our inspiring Team Works teams and our nonprofit partners for making this morning possible.


Team “Blood, Sweat, and Beers” spent the morning at the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library


A thank-you note was found in an audiobook about how this instrument changed a life.


Team Awesomesauce worked at Redeeming Soles, sorting footwear donations







The A-Team got an A+ for braving the cold!


Patrick Bradshaw thinks Seattlelites use Patagonia or North Face Jackets in the rain rather than umbrellas December 9, 2013

Patrick_Bradshaw_Headshot21. Name: Patrick Bradshaw

Neighborhood: Wallingford

Occupation: Marketing Operations Manager

Years in Seattle: 13

2. Where is your favorite place to go in Seattle?

Gas Works Park, anytime I am there it reminds me of why I love this city.

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

Through Team Works, the first project I did was to help fix up the Rainier Valley Cultural Center.

4. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in the Seattle area?

The best meal I have had in Seattle was Steak with lobster medallions at El Goucho.  However, a more reasonable place lately has been UNEEDA Burger in Fremont.

5. Are you involved with any other Seattle nonprofit organizations?

I serve on the Board of Directors for the North Helpline, which provides a food bank and emergency services to the people of North Seattle.

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

Lighthouse Coffee or Lama G’s

7. What three words best describe your experience with Seattle Works?

Fun.  Memorable.  Community.

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?


9. What is your most (or first) memorable volunteer experience?

The most memorable volunteer experience I have was taking inventory of a thrift shop on pieces of paper.  While not the most practical or well organized project it certainly provided some of the best memories.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

Someone who doesn’t use an umbrella on a rainy day, they just wear their North Face, Patagonia, etc jacket to stay dry.

This weekly 10 question profile is Seattle Works way of highlighting and saying THANK YOU to all that our volunteers, leaders, community partners, board members, committee members, etc do for our community! We’re asking the same 10 questions to various Seattle Works participants as a fun way to feature the different ways to be involved with Seattle Works and in Seattle.

Want to be profiled? Fill out this survey: and send a photo of yourself to

P.S. In case you’re interested, the inspiration behind these interviews comes from NY Mag’s weekly blog post.


Guest Post: Frause takes to the streets for the arts! November 20, 2013

FRAUSE, Nov 15 —

Emily and Callen didn’t let any piece of trash slip by.

This past Saturday, Callen, Emily and I spent the afternoon at Fremont Abbey Arts Center, volunteering with our Team Works photo-61-e1384557616494-225x300group, a community volunteer arm of Seattle Works. Built in 1914 as a church, Fremont Abbey is now a nonprofit organization that puts on arts and cultural events, shows, workshops and trainings for people of all ages and incomes.

The Fremont Abbey is run in large part by volunteers and relies on help from groups like ours to set-up and execute arts and cultural programs for the community. As an attendee of some of their programs, including The Rounds, it was great to give back to an organization that is a vital part of the Seattle arts community.

Our task list for the afternoon was long.  After scrubbing down windows, walls and floors, we sanded down doors, painted a hallway and then took to tackling autumn leaves that had accumulated in walkways and stairways outside. We ended the day by cleaning up Fremont and 43rd streets, with trash-pickers in-hand and many “thank you’s” from the locals.

Of course the afternoon would not have been complete without some delicious (and messy!) sandwiches from Paeso, conveniently located right across the street.

We’re looking forward to our next Team Works day in December!


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