Strangercrombie Re: What’s Your Cause?
posted by September 25 at 9:55 AMon
Last week, we asked you all about your favorite local causes and where we should donate the proceeds from this year’s Strangercrombie auction.
(Briefly: Strangercrombie is our annual holiday gift auction; all the money goes to a worthy local cause. In the past, that cause has been Northwest Harvest. This year, we’re thinking about spreading the generosity—your generosity—around.)
So: we’ve winnowed your suggestions down to five, including Northwest Harvest. Before we return to our regularly scheduled programming (Ahmadinejad mocking, Larry Craig stalking, pet goats), take a look and let us know if you have a favorite:
1. Treehouse: An organization for improving the lives of abused and neglected children in foster care.
2. FareStart: “FareStart was started as a regular soup kitchen, but its founders then realized that if they trained their clients to help prepare the food, it would give them the job skills they would need to find employment and stable housing.”
3. A medical-assistance organization: Maybe something like the Ada Jenkins Center (a North Carolina clinic that provides medical care to the uninsured), but in Seattle.
4. Urban Rest Stop: Showers, laundry, and other hygiene services for the homeless.
5. And, of course, Northwest Harvest: “We supply food free, without dues or fees of any kind, to a network of nearly 300 independent food banks and meal programs throughout the state.”
If you had tens of thousands of dollars to give to one of these organizations, which would you choose?
Update: Now with a poll!