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Homelessness Beware: Businesses Band Together with Pearl Jam

Homelessness Beware: Businesses Band Together with Pearl Jam

Homelessness Begone: Seattle businesses join Pearl Jam in calling for shared strategy to fight homelessness

Pearl Jam The Home Shows for HomelessnessIn conjunction with Pearl Jam’s Home Shows concerts at Safeco Field this week, more than 50 businesses today released a letter committing to a shared strategy toward fighting homelessness in the region.
Along with the letter, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard released this statement:
“There is simply no way to address homelessness in our region without the work of all of us. This is not an issue that government, nonprofits, philanthropy or individuals alone can solve. We need everyone — and that includes the business community. Businesses have innovative ideas, resources and employees eager to be engaged. We’ve been thrilled by the role Seattle’s business community has played in the Home Shows. We’re looking forward to continuing the collaboration as we work toward a shared strategy to fighting homelessness.”
The full text of the letter follows.

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Eat at Jersey Mike’s in March to Support Children’s Hospital

Jersey Mike’s 8th Annual Month of Giving Helps Seattle Children’s Hospital Seattle Children’s Hospital is joining forces with 33 Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants throughout the Seattle-Tacoma area for the 8th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to fund local charities. During the month of March, customers can make a donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital at… Continue Reading

Pacific Learning Academy Proudly Supports the Issaquah Schools Foundation

The most recent donation to the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s After-School Homework Labs by the founder of Pacific Learning Academy will provide critical financial support for the Foundation’s innovative Homework Labs program designed to provide every Issaquah District student access to free tutoring, a supervised location or use of the computers after school. Kirsten O’Malley, founder… Continue Reading

Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation to Hold Second Chance Summit in Seattle

Job Fair, Film Screening and Summit Planned to Inspire Employment for People with Criminal Backgrounds in Puget Sound  WHAT:           The Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation (DKB Foundation) will host two days of events to demonstrate the benefits for businesses, individuals and society when people with criminal backgrounds are given employment opportunities. With the support of Northwest… Continue Reading

The Vera Project Raises over $100,000 in Sweet 16 Gala Celebration!

The Vera Project celebrated its 16th year at a gala celebration proudly presented by community partners Sub Pop and Napster. The 10th annual Viva Vera gala took place on Saturday, March 25 at the historic Washington Hall and featured performances by Sound Off! and More Music @ the Moore alumni PARISALEXA and Otieno Terry. Guests… Continue Reading

Stitches from the Heart: Covenant Shores’ residents donate handmade baby items to those in need

Stitches from the Heart members knit and crochet blankets, baby booties and other items to donate to Neighborhood Care Clinic in Seattle and Eastside Baby Corner in Issaquah.Photo courtesy of Debbie Friend Haynes Ask any parent and they can tell you: babies require a lot of stuff. In addition to bottles and diapers, there are… Continue Reading

Seahawk QB Russell Wilson is a Real Role Model – Not MIA But Supporting New Teammate Jimmy Graham in Miami

Russell Wilson is a role model.  A GREAT role model. Today the NFC Champion and America’s Favorite Team, Seattle Seahawks begin OTAs (organized team activities) and every day, every meeting, every chance to compete is ‘super’ important to Wilson and this team.  Despite this being an important start to an important run towards the 2015… Continue Reading

Experts Encourage Families in East King County to Bring Back the Sunday Dinner

Bob Megargel from Bellevue is on a mission to see more families share sit-down Sunday dinners with their senior loved ones. The reason? New research shows that 50 percent of surveyed families living near senior relatives feel they do not share enough meals with older loved ones, losing an important family connection.* “For seniors, it’s… Continue Reading

Neighborhood Grill’s and Lunchbox Laboratory team up for a Cinco de Mayo, Margarita Marathon, with a goal to raise $10,000 for The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance!

Neighborhood Grills & Lunchbox Laboratory are teaming up for a Margarita Marathon to raise money for The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Cinco de Mayo Weekend, May 1-5, 2015. $1 from each featured Margarita sold at all Lunchbox Laboratory and Neighborhood Grill locations during this time will be donated to The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. “Giving… Continue Reading