We are so grateful to everyone contributing to one of our chosen charities in lieu of a gift. Each of these charities aligns with something we believe in and has special meaning to us. We’ve chosen 3 charities to pick between, so hopefully there will be a charity that has meaning to you as well. Thank you again and we can‘t wait to celebrate with you!
FareStart is a local Seattle non-profit that helps train people living in poverty with the work and life skills to succeed in the food services industry. They also provide meals to social services, shelters, and schools in the Seattle area. More than 90% of adult FareStart graduates land good jobs within 90 days of completing the program. "By investing in people and building community, we transform homelessness, hunger and poverty into human potential."
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
We believe that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has the resources and know-how to make a real difference in the world. We want to support them in that mission. In their words, "THE PATH OUT OF POVERTY BEGINS WHEN THE NEXT GENERATION CAN ACCESS QUALITY HEALTHCARE AND A GREAT EDUCATION." They work towards this mission in both developing countries and inside the United States.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center provides best in class cancer treatment along with being at the forefront of cancer research. Through a bit of luck, it is at Sloan-Kettering where Kevin's mother received both life extending surgery as well as coordinated treatment with her local oncologist. For this reason, and the great work that Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center does, we've included it in the list of organizations we're hoping you'll consider providing a donation.