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“GiveBIG” to nonprofit organizations on May 2

What do you think? (2 Comments) April 7, 2012 at 11:21PM

A Seattle Foundation program called “GiveBIG” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event “to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.”

Each donation made to the more than 1,200 nonprofit organizations between midnight and midnight on May 2 will receive a pro-rated portion of the matching funds (or “stretch”) pool. The amount of the “stretch” depends on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. For example, if a nonprofit organization receives 3 percent of the total donations during GiveBIG, then it will receive 3 percent of the stretch pool.

Throughout GiveBIG, donors will be chosen at random to have an additional $1,000 given to the charity that received their donation. Golden Ticket winners will also be eligible to win airline tickets, gift cards and more.

Several nonprofit organizations that make a difference in the Green Lake neighborhood are participating in GiveBIG. They are listed below, with links to each of their GiveBIG donation pages.


 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society provides information and support to patients and caregivers regarding blood cancers and treatment options. The organization holds their annual Light the Night Walk at Green Lake Park.

Green Lake resident Peggy Snyder is a major fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Photo courtesy Peggy Snyder.

Seattle Public Theater (SPT) produces critically acclaimed, thought-provoking theater at an affordable price. Their season typically includes six Mainstage productions of both classic and contemporary works, as well as a comprehensive, year-round Youth Drama Education Program. Located in the historic Green Lake Bathhouse Theatre, SPT is a My Green Lake advertiser.

SHARE (Seattle Housing and Resource Effort) is a grassroots organization of homeless and formerly homeless men and women working together to solve and survive homelessness. A SHARE shelter is hosted by Green Lake’s Bethany Lutheran Church.

Seattle Tilth inspires and educates people to grow food organically, conserve natural resources and support local food systems in order to cultivate a healthy urban environment and community. Seattle Tilth’s annual Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour often includes stops in the Green Lake neighborhood.

Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour

Photo courtesy Seattle Tilth

GreenStage, Seattle’s longest-operating Shakespeare theatre, puts on free Shakespeare in the Park performances at Lower Woodland Park every summer.

The Seattle Public Library Foundation funds library resources and programs. Seattle Public Library’s Green Lake Branch hosts many free programs and events.

The Seattle Parks Foundation improves, expands, connects, and creates parks and green spaces, building a more vibrant community. The Foundation facilitates sponsorship of the benches at Green Lake Park and the universally-accessible red swings at the Green Lake Playground.

The Roosevelt High School Foundation provides enrichment and enhancement of the school’s educational programs and opportunities for students. The Roosevelt High School attendance area includes the Green Lake neighborhood.

The Hearthstone is a non-profit, faith-based retirement community located in east Green Lake. The organization, a My Green Lake advertiser, donates meeting space to many neighborhood groups.

CoolMom organizes moms and families to educate one another and make sustainable lifestyle choices to affect climate change.  A local CoolMom group installed hundreds of kid-created pinwheels at Green Lake Park to celebrate Earth Week 2010.

The Green Lake Windfarm

Woodland Park Zoo offers hands-on, interactive experiences, up-close encounters with animals, conservation and science education programs.

Cancer Lifeline provides comprehensive support and financial services to all individuals affected by cancer. CancerLifeline‘s Dorothy O’Brien Center is located in west Green Lake.

For more information about GiveBIG, email givebig [at] seattlefoundation.org or call (206) 515-2109.

Thanks for the tip, Sheryl!

2 Responses to ““GiveBIG” to nonprofit organizations on May 2”

  1. Katebg says:

    FamilyWorks is dedicated to lifting barriers to basic needs and creating a path to resiliency for people and families in the Green Lake area (and beyond) who might not have access to healthy food and basic resources.  It is taking part in GiveBig as well.  familyworksseattle.org