We have several exciting projects in mind for various non-profits each year! Keep checking this page and facebook for details https://www.facebook.com/JoysofGivingSeattle/
September - December, 2019 -- BAKING for a Cause! We made 800+ organic cookies and delivered them to friends. 100% proceeds went to Kinder Konnection supporting children in underserved communities. We raised $4,200! Please see our 'Testimonials' page for wonderful positive notes by our friends!
February 2019 - Water access now project via CampKindness to help women in Africa by making bags for them in villages by cutting out shirts (30+)
December 2018 - Additional Thanksgiving fundraiser (Collecting several basic supplies for http://cocoonhouse.org/index)
December 2018 - Annual Thanksgiving (our tradition of Giving) fundraiser to homeless youth. Shoes for youth ages 5-12 via CampKindnessCounts. Thanks to our community friends, together we collected about 50+ pairs of shoes for donations.
November 2018 -- Making mindful lovies for foster kids (Camp Kindness Counts)
Vanesha spent few hours gluing and stuffing of polyfill for some mindful lovies we are donating to foster children. There were about 150 of them pretty ones!
September 2018 -- Cookout (Mexican brunch donation)
We had the opportunity to help friends from RainyDayChefs in their wonderful initiative of 'Heal with Meal' by donating a Mexican fiesta brunch for FOY(Friends of Youth non-profit) on Sept 15. Check out their latest blog to experience the cookout! - https://www.rainydaychefs.com/monthly-cookouts. Big shoutout to such inspiring girls who are doing so much to give back with their creative talents and we were fortunate to help them out with their initiative and can't wait to do more of these
2018 -- Adopted an orphaned elephant in Africa (Kenya)
We had a wonderful opportunity to explore the Africa continent on vacation. We love wildlife so visited the Elephant park in Kenya and we were so touched by the stories of poaching and orphaned animals and wanted to do our part. We read the story of Malkia and wanted to adopt her right away.
2017 -- Holiday Fundraiser
This year our fundraiser is for Sophia Way which is a homeless shelter for women in Seattle. The Sophia Way (TSW) is an organization on the eastside dedicated to helping women on their journey from homelessness to independence.
With the help of a generous community we raised ~3k and also big thanks to the Microsoft matching program, we were able to make this huge impact. Thank you!
From The Sophia Way, for 2017:
112 women have been housed – a 320% increase from last year
412 women have been served at the Day Center – a 35% increase from last year
Day Center operation hours have increased by 85% since 2015
70 women have stayed at Sophia's Place – a 4% increase from last year
For the last 7 weeks, 95 women have had a safe, warm place at our Emergency Winter Shelter
2016 -- Thanksgiving Fundraiser with help of a generous community of givers we raised close to 2k (Cocoon House, Sophia Way, Safe Haven)