GiveBIG to Third Place Commons May 9

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Seattle Foundation’s annual giving day, GIVEBIG, returns in May. The online event, now in its eighth year, raises funds for more than 1,500 nonprofit organizations serving the Greater Seattle area.


Meet your friends, have lunch / dinner,
listen to music, play chess!
As a safe, welcoming space open to everyone, Third Place Commons fosters real community in real space. The Commons hosts over 900 FREE community events each year and presents the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market.

We nurture a vibrant, thriving community through arts programs like weekly music and dancing, monthly Art-Ins, and local school performances, civic programs like community fairs and public lectures, and social meet-ups like weekly play and learns, game nights, Mahjong Mondays, and more!

The one-day online giving event takes place from midnight to midnight Pacific Time on Wednesday, May 9 with the theme “Give Big for All,” reflecting the urgent need to support nonprofits working to create greater equity and opportunity, helping make our region a healthier and more vibrant place for all.

To donate, simply visit GIVEBIGseattle, select the nonprofits you want to support and enter the donation amount. Add your donations to the Giving Cart and conveniently check out all at once with your credit card payment. You can also schedule donations ahead of time beginning April 26.

As an added incentive, Seattle Foundation will conduct 100 drawings throughout the day for an added. If your name is drawn, the nonprofit you donated to will receive an additional $2,500.

Third Place Commons is dedicated to providing accessible community space and creating opportunities for people of all ages, regardless of their backgrounds, income level, or physical abilities.

Live music Friday and Saturday
to dance to or just listen to

With a moderate budget, small staff, and devoted volunteer base, we host over 900 free events every year, serve at least 1000 people who use the Commons daily, and another 7,000+ who shop at our weekly farmers market.

Free weekly and monthly programs -- like live music (and dancing), Commons Art-Ins, toddler play and learn sessions, foreign language conversation groups, game nights, T'ai Chi classes, informational lectures, community fairs, and performances by local school groups, studios, and others -- create a hub of connection and serve as a source of strength for surrounding communities across the North King County/South Snohomish area.

Thanks to the support of our donors and partners, all of our programs are free of charge, making them widely accessible to one and all.

Farmers Market
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Through our local Sunday farmers market, which runs from Mother's Day through mid-October, we support the good health of our surrounding communities and foster a thriving local, sustainable food movement.

Through our own local donor-supported Market Bucks food assistance program for low-income individuals and families -- as well as our participation in SNAP, Fresh Bucks, WIC, and Senior Voucher programs -- we are proud to help provide access to healthy, nutritious produce, meats, and more to our neighbors in need.



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