West Seattle giving: Haiti updates, Polar Plunge, Relay for Life

WEST SEATTLE FUNDRAISERS TO HELP HAITI: As reported last night, the Keller Williams car-wash fundraiser brought in an estimated $1,500+ in just five hours, according to organizer Michaelle Crovisier. Today’s soup lunch after the West Seattle Unitarian Universalists‘ service raised $800, per a note we just got from Kari Kopnick. And Full Tilt Ice Cream‘s daylong “all profits, all three locations” drive is a hit – more than 2 hours before the scheduled closing time, the White Center location sold out of ice cream, according to this tweet, as the next one commented, “Thanks, everyone that stopped by today. This will be a nice check that we get to send out.” (We subsequently checked directly with FT; they expect that check to be at least $400.) Beveridge Place Pub reports via Facebook that its event tonight raised more than $3,300.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS POLAR PLUNGE: Just one week away. WSB is proud to be co-sponsoring this sure-to-be-invigorating fundraiser at Alki; there’s still time to register – choose the January 24th Alki event on this page – or register the day of the event, starting at 9 am (the Plunge is at 11 am).

WEST SEATTLE RELAY FOR LIFE KICKOFF PARTY AHEAD: The kickoff party for the annual overnight cancer-fighting fundraiser at West Seattle Stadium is a week and a half away. Volunteer Lauren Blair sent the official announcement of the 6 pm January 27th event – and word of a half-price deal to register a West Seattle Relay for Life team between now and party night – read on:

For the last ten years there has been an exciting overnight community event happening right here in West Seattle! Relay for Life of West Seattle represents hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated. Thank you to those businesses that have supported our relay in years past; we truly appreciate it!

In more than 5,000 communities across the country, Relay for Life events celebrate cancer survivors, Remember those lost to it, offer a way to Fight Back against this terrible disease. The American Cancer Society uses funds raised at these events to fund research grants and provide programs and services to cancer patients and their families throughout our community.

The West Seattle Relay for Life event is in its eleventh year. This eighteen hour Relay will draw several hundred people to West Seattle Stadium over the weekend as participants camp out overnight to enjoy music, entertainment, and walk the track in support of their friends and loved ones. It’s truly an amazing event. You and your business can help us meet our 2010 goal of growing the number of teams participating in the event to over 25 and raising over $75,000 for the American Cancer Society!

Fielding a team is an excellent way for businesses to participate in the world’s largest nonprofit fundraising event and demonstrate their good will to the communities that they operate in. It can also provide the opportunity for businesses to develop new leaders, promote teambuilding skills, and promote fitness and wellness amongst their employees.

A typical team is comprised of 8-16 individuals (usually smaller businesses open up participation to family and friends of the employees) that organize fundraising efforts before and during the actual event, as well join with other teams to walk around the track for the entire 18 hours of the Relay.

We would like to invite anyone interested in finding out more about this great opportunity to our informational kick-off meeting on Wednesday, January 27th. This will be held at the Bridge Park Retirement Community (3204 SW Morgan St.) from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. We ask that you please try to contact us if you are planning on attending so that we plan accordingly.

The registration fee for a team is $150 (covers the cost of materials, T-shirts, etc…), however as an incentive to get teams to register early, we are currently offering $75 registration from now until the night of Kick-Off meeting, January 27th.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read through this information. Please contact us if you are interested or if you have any questions:

Lauren Blair, Patrick Jablonski – Volunteer/Relay for Life of West Seattle

More info online here.

2 Replies to "West Seattle giving: Haiti updates, Polar Plunge, Relay for Life"

  • Audrey January 18, 2010 (9:07 am)

    Our Thriftway starting matching donations to the Red Cross late last week — up to $3,000. Not sure if they’ve reached their match ceiling but another good reason to shop there.

    • WSB January 18, 2010 (9:38 am)

      Yes! If you mean the West Seattle Thriftway, we have reported that several times and it’s in the permalink in the right sidebar (we’ll be updating that page later today since the weekend fundraisers are in the books now).

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