West Seattle weekend scenes: Sun ‘n’ fun(draising)

They put the “fun” in “fundraising,” as the saying goes. Which is the case for the photo above, shared by Sarah Airhart of the Community School of West Seattle, who reports that their Saturday night auction …

… was a huge success and we raised over $22,000 for our new floors.

I have attached a picture-because our auction, like our school, is always a little different! This is Jenna Lutton, one of our preschool teachers, doing her ‘other job’ at our event. In the background is the Village we built with last year’s Fund A Need money rasied at the auction. This year our Fund A Need was for an interactive wall mural outside that the children and families will work on throughout the year. A huge thank you to all the incredible volunteers who out on this event-and just a heads up that next year, June 2011, we will be having an Olympic Special….with lodging AND tickets to at least ONE event. London 2012…….

Next photo was shared by Lisa Myers from CAPERS, after Elise and Claire set up shop outside her Junction store:

According to Lisa, the girls were raising money for the upcoming Relay for Life of West Seattle – this Friday night/Saturday morning at West Seattle Stadium – because they have a teenage cousin who’s surviving bone cancer. We didn’t get word of their efforts soon enough to go see them to find out more, and Lisa didn’t have contact info, but if anybody does – or at least knows which R4LoWS team they’re affiliated with – please post a comment or e-mail us!

P.S. Quick update on a fundraiser we covered last week – Pathfinder K-8 teacher Lou Cutler‘s Make-A-Wish fundraising birthday run (here’s our report, with video as he and young helpers crossed the finish line) set a new record – $4,244 as of Friday – well above his $3,000 goal – and you can still chip in, to make sick kids’ wishes come true – here’s the link.

7 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scenes: Sun 'n' fun(draising)"

  • SpeakLoud June 13, 2010 (11:24 pm)


  • Rebecca P June 14, 2010 (8:03 am)

    Elise and Claire are with team Go For It!, an amazing rookie team at this year’s relay. Come out and see them in action this Friday at the West Seattle Stadium.

  • Natalie Bumgardner June 14, 2010 (8:11 am)

    Elise and Claire sold 10 t-shirts. We also had a lemonade stand and sold chances for a $600 gift certificate from Menasche Jewelers (across the street from where the girls were set up.)

    The team they are associated with is Team Go For It! I am their proud team captain. What you really needed a picture of was Tali Mackley, Elise’s younger sister, who was singing and dancing in front of Capers, trying to raise money.

    If anyone would like to make a donation to help their efforts, please go to http://www.relayforlife.org/westseattlewa. They are listed under team Go For It! Too.

  • Charly McCreary June 14, 2010 (8:24 am)

    What a wonderful photo of our dear Jenna!

    She is a member of West Seattle’s own Cabiri performance troupe. We’ll be holding an evening of performances and fun on July 9-10 at Youngstown on Delridge. Hope to see some of you there, West Seattle friends!


    Charly McCreary
    Managing Director
    The Cabiri performance troupe

  • Jennifer June 14, 2010 (8:58 am)

    Sara Marie Turley has been battling cancer since she was 6 and is looking forward to celebrating her 14th birthday on July 2nd. Her motto is “Love the life you live.” She designed the t-shirts Claire and Elise were selling in order to “leave her mark on the world” and raise money to help her parents pay her medical bills (now over $4 million). She is amazingly cheerful and has inspired hundreds to appreciate each day of life more fully.

    If you would like to order a shirt and support Sara’s fight you can email Sherri at sherriturley@q.com (to make a Paypal payment) or go to http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=12240675&id=319835285693. Please take a picture of you/your group in the shirt(s) and send it to her so she will get a sense of the support that is “out here.” Thank you!

    • WSB June 14, 2010 (9:12 am)

      Thanks for all the info. We cover Relay for Life every year and will look for the team on Friday night and Saturday morning – TR

  • Ebaer June 18, 2010 (9:57 pm)

    I was at the school this afternoon and saw that Lou now has raised more than $5200 for Make-a-Wish!

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