GiveBIG Update: West Seattle, White Center list, as tech trouble leads to one-day extension

(UPDATE: Due to technical trouble with the Seattle Foundation’s new site earlier, GiveBIG is extended until midnight Wednesday night)

ORIGINAL REPORT, 4:56 AM: Until midnight tonight, your donation(s) to local nonprofits can go further during the Seattle Foundation‘s annual GiveBIG event.

If you’ve donated on GiveBIG day in the past – this is important: This year, they’ve changed how it works, if you want to help multiple organizations/groups – instead of going to multiple individual special donation pages, just go here and add as many recipients and donations as you want, and the total payment will be a single transaction.

But you CAN go to individual pages – the GiveBIG-specific donation links (not the same links as years past) for the locally helping/locally based organizations on the official list are below. If we’re missing anyone in WS/WC, please e-mail and we’ll add.

· Alki United Church of Christ
· Arts Corps
· ArtsWest
· Association of Latino Professionals For America
· Blue Earth Alliance
· Camp Fire Central Puget Sound
· Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association
· Denny-Sealth Performing Arts
· Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group
· Duwamish Rowing Club
· Duwamish Tribal Services
· Empower Mentoring Program
· Environmental Coalition of South Seattle
· Explorer West Middle School
· Fauntleroy Children’s Center
· Free2Luv
· Friends of All-City Band
· Friends of the Animals Foundation
· Furry Faces Foundation
· Gender Diversity
· Highland Park Elementary PTA
· Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence
· Holy Rosary Parish School
· Irish Reels Film Festival
· Killer Whale Tales
· King County Library System Foundation
· Kol HaNeshamah
· Legal Counsel for Youth and Children
· Navos
· Northwest Center
· Opera On Tap Seattle
· Our Lady of Guadalupe School
· Plumbers Without Borders
· Pongo Publishing
· Providence Mount St. Vincent Foundation
· Reel Grrls
· SafeFutures Youth Center
· Seattle Adaptive Sports
· Seattle Glee Clubs
· Seattle Green Spaces Coalition
· Seattle People of Color Salon
· Seniors Creating Art
· Shine Bright
· South Seattle College Foundation
· Southwest Seattle Historical Society
· Southwest Youth and Family Services
· STAGEright
· Technology Access Foundation
· The Cabiri
· The Kenney Foundation
· The Mission to Seafarers – Seattle
· The Nature Consortium
· The Phffft Company
· the Service Board
· The Village of Hope
· The Whale Trail
· Totem Star
· Transitional Resources
· Twelfth Night Productions
· Vivace Chamber Players
· West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network (link takes you to Seattle Neighborhood Group; write WSBWCN in the comments)
· West Seattle Community Orchestras
· West Seattle Food Bank
· West Seattle Helpline
· WestSide Baby
· Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
· Wheelchairs for Nigeria
· Whit Press
· White Center Community Development Association
· White Center Emergency Food Association [WC Food Bank]
· YES Foundation of White Center
· YMCA of Greater Seattle [then write in West Seattle to designate for local Y]
· Young Shakespeare Workshop

Again, you can also go here and start entering organizations’ names – if they’re part of GiveBIG, they’ll show up in the dropdown, and if you want to donate to more than one, just use the button on the form to keep adding.

P.S. At least one special event locally as part of GiveBIG – you can support the White Center Food Bank (which is in the GiveBIG system as the White Center Emergency Food Association) via Dine Out For Hunger, with four popular WC spots donating part of today’s proceeds – info here.

ADDED 4:26 PM: GiveBIG has now extended until midnight Wednesday night, after tech trouble with the Seattle Foundation’s new website led to slowness and crashing. Meantime, we’re adding a few more local nonprofits who’ve let us know they belong on our list.

9 Replies to "GiveBIG Update: West Seattle, White Center list, as tech trouble leads to one-day extension"

  • H. May 3, 2016 (10:20 am)

    Not sure if it is just increased volume, but the donation site is having LOTS of problems, delays, etc. keeping lots of donors from being able to contribute. Hopefully they will get it up and running soon.

    • Julia May 3, 2016 (11:25 am)

      The Seattle Foundation is trying to fix the technical difficulties. They have TONS of donors all trying to donate at the same time-crashing the site. Good things-but frustrating.  Just give it a bit, as they are trying to fix it. 

  • givebig or givesmall May 3, 2016 (2:28 pm)

    When I heard about the ‘donating to all the organizations from one page (or one transaction?)’ I thought that was cool, but am disappointed with the website design. You have to already know the name of the organizations. I thought there would be a pull down menu or something of some sort to pick / choose recipientsor even some list on that main donation page, categorized or something?!?!? like (arts culture, education, homeless, etc…) . I know I am going to forget some org I was planning to donate to.  They do have the ‘browse elements’ pull down menu in the upper left corner, but I thought it would be more straightforward / easy to use than that.

    • givebig or givesmall May 3, 2016 (2:31 pm)

      (at least you can take a shot in the dark, typing ‘food bank’ and come up with MANY different food banks to choose from)

      • WSB May 3, 2016 (2:35 pm)

        The direct links in our blue-blocked copy might be more helpful, then. I didn’t even know they had direct links when I got the chance to go to the website very early today – all the links we had amassed from previous years no longer worked, and the website presented immediately with the “give to multiple nonprofits in one transaction.” But we’re not going to throw rocks, having gone through a rather traumatic technical transition ourselves just a few months ago, with many things still in need of fixing. Do be generous to your local nonprofits, when you can, all year round! – TR

  • JEM May 3, 2016 (4:24 pm)

    KEXP is reporting that Seattle Foundation will extend Give Big another day due to all the technical trouble. I will try one more time today and then giving up. I have tried 4 or 5 times so far….

    • WSB May 3, 2016 (4:37 pm)

      JEM, I updated that a few minutes ago, thanks, it’s on the Seattle Foundation website. Continuing until midnight Wednesday night. I made a few donations around 5:30 this morning and guess I missed the crush, so anyone determined to donate, maybe try late tonight or early tomorrow … TR

  • Gina May 3, 2016 (7:37 pm)

    Delridge Branch
    High Point Branch
    South Park Branch
    Southwest Branch
    West Seattle Branch
    All part of the City of Seattle’s Seattle Public Library.

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