At Northwest Harvest, giveBIG 2013 was an adrenaline filled day that started at 5 a-m. That's when four staff members from the Community Engagement and Donor Relations teams showed up at Colman dock in downtown Seattle to kick off the day with a free concert for commuters. Our amazing friends, Creme Tangerine, agreed to an early morning concert as people headed to work and school from the ferries. An added bonus for us was that students from Revolutionary Studios at Art Institute of Seattle are working with us on a couple of projects this year and woke up early to get some shots of the event. We haven't seen them all - but we love what they captured in the sneak peek they shared with us.
|Northwest Harvest staff (Todd, Catherine, Matt and Andrea) with Creme Tangerine guitarist Tim Mushen|
|Northwest Harvest's social media Manager, |
Andrea, dressed for an intense day
The morning event kicked us off but then we focused our attention online Tweeting and Facebooking. We reused the great signs volunteers had made for the morning event by posting them outside our Seattle Campus so traffic on both Cherry and James might get a glimpse while stopped at lights or as they walked by. On one floor of our offices excitement buzzed as our Barb, our grant manager pulled hourly totals, I shouted out what I was seeing on Twitter feeds and The Seattle Foundation announced updates and golden ticket winners.
|Volunteers made a giveBIG sign |
that hung along James - between 7th & 8th
Things slowed down during the evening hours but giveBIG spirit was still buzzing at all six Hop Jack's locations around the region. It offered free appetizers to anyone who chose to giveBIG to Northwest Harvest yesterday.
|Food drive coordinator, Catherine, hanging a great handmade giveBIG sign|
Despite a lull, the giving didn't stop and event went past the midnight deadline! In all, more than 900 people chose to giveBIG to Northwest Harvest yesterday putting us in third place for all of giveBIG, THIRD PLACE! We couldn't be more humbled by the amazing support. The Seattle Foundation has an amazing event going and we are so happy to be a part of it, but without YOU - it wouldn't come close to this level of success.
THANK YOU for givingBIG!
Posted By: AEFlatley