The BBQ Extravaganza, hosted by Peter Glick Restaurants, raised money for the 25th Solstice Parade coming June 22nd. Photo by K. Lindsay
Last week, on Sunday, June 2nd, Peter Glick Restaurants (Roxy’s Diner/The Backdoor/Pete’s Fremont Fire Pit) hosted a very successful BBQ Extravaganza – and raised money to make the 25th Solstice Parade (coming June 22nd at 3p) a reality.
The benefit, featuring delicious food, free samples, games and live music, raised over $6,000 for the Fremont Arts Council and the Parade. Thanks for this much needed infusion of funds goes to Peter Glick, his restaurant crew, and the generous FAC volunteers that gave of their time to support the event.
While this donation will be a big help in creating the incredible moving art performance that is the FAC Solstice Parade, more is needed. To donate, visit the FAC donors website.
Come join a soccer clinic on May 22nd to raise money for cancer treatments for a B.F. Day student. Photo by Steven Depolo, Jul '09
This Wednesday, May 22nd, from 5 – 6:30p, two fifth graders from B.F. Day Elementary School (Fremont’s own public school,) will hold a soccer clinic as a fundraiser for another B.F. Day Student undergoing cancer treatments at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The soccer clinic takes place on the Upper Playfields at B.F. Day, and will cost a suggested donation of $10 – although all donations are welcome!
Simon Dey and James Bass, two Seattle United soccer superstars, will hold this clinic for recreational soccer players aged nine and under. Cleats are not necessary for participation, but shin guards are strongly recommended – if the child has them. Both expert and beginner kids are welcome to participate. To sign up, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The money raised will go to the family of Joey Saleh, a fellow B.F. Day student currently fighting a cancerous brain tumor, to help pay for medical expenses. The B.F. Day motto is ‘the Family School,’ and this effort can reinforce that message – with your help. If you cannot attend, consider making a donation through a PayPal account.
Read the official information about this event on the B.F. Day PTSA blog.
On Wednesday, May 15th, support the Seattle Public Library with a donation to the Seattle Foundation ‘GiveBIG’ challenge and the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Calling the day ‘GiveBIG for Books,’ the Seattle Public Library Foundation wants to urge the community to fund the materials collections of our libraries with their monetary donations. Seattle Public Library Foundation funds about one out of every five books on our library shelves.
A community-wide giving campaign, ‘GiveBIG’ can raise millions of dollars for local non-profits. Generous giving to local causes can make Seattle a healthier, more vital place to live. Donations can be made by credit card on-line between midnight and midnight on May 15th through the Seattle Foundation website.
A historic photo of the Fremont Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Photo courtesy Fremont Chamber of Commerce
The first $50,000 donated to the Seattle Library Foundation will be matched by the Seattle Library Foundation Board. All donations to non-profits on May 15th, through the Seattle Foundation, will be matched by sponsors with those charities that raise the most money receiving the largest portion of matches.
Donors to The Seattle Foundation ‘GiveBIG’ campaign can also be entered into drawing for ‘Golden Ticket’ prizes. Visit The Seattle Foundation website for more information about ‘GiveBIG’.
Read the featured column on Fremocentrist.com for today to find other non-profits accepting donations, on May 15th or any day…
Banner ad art provided by Fremont Fair (www.fremontfair.org)
The Fremont Arts Council is getting ready to build its 25th Solstice Parade, and a cleaned-up and cleared-out workshop is a vital part of it! Help with the sorting and tossing, please!
Show up to lend a hand either on Wednesday, May 8th from 6:30p – 9p or Thursday, May 9th from 6:30p – 9p. This is a great way to get inspired for the upcoming build – or to take ownership while sitting and watching the parade (on June 22nd at 3p.) Be able to say, ‘I helped make that possible!’
Also, clean-up volunteers will have a chance to meet the new Studio (Workshop) Coordinator Taralyn. Introduce yourself and show off the willing spirit of Fremonsters to see celebration happen!
On Tuesday, April 23rd, ‘World Book Night’, the Seattle Public Library will serve as a book pick-up site for 25,000 volunteer book givers. That night, the volunteers will give away 20 copies of a specially-printed, not-for-resale U.S. edition of a book they have read and loved – to people who rarely, or never, read.
The books were chosen from a list of 30 titles selected by a panel of librarians and booksellers. World Book Night is a campaign to give away thousands of free paperback books to spread the love of reading to those with limited access to printed books.
For more information on World Book Night, and this campaign, visit the World Book Night website.