Give Big on May 15th and Have Your Gift Make an Even Bigger Difference
Every contribution to CoolMom helps us to expand our programs, reach more families, advocate to fight climate change.
The Seattle Foundation supports many important nonprofits in the Northwest including CoolMom. By giving through the Seattle Foundation's Give Big Campaign on May 15th, a share of every contribution is matched. Make your impact even bigger!
Give to CoolMom, sign up for our newsletter and find out how our neighborhood groups are changing their communities, how you can make a difference, and have a voice on issues that affect our families futures.
Join CoolMom and Sustainable West Seattle at our Tea Fundraiser in celebration of our two non-profits sharing common values of building healthy families and sustainable communities.
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CoolMom is grateful for all those who gave big on May 2nd. We were able to surpass our goal of $2000 which will support our Think Outside the Car project and help start Walking School Buses, Bike Programs and No-Idle Campaigns in Elementary Schools.
CoolMom was also the recipient of a Golden Ticket thanks to the donation by Kirsten A. of West Seattle! We are thankful for the support of our membership and others that gaveBIG to CoolMom on May 2nd. What an inspiring community we have! A special thanks to the Seattle Foundation and all the GiveBIG sponsors! And a huge thank you to all the Seattle Foundation Staff for all your hard work!
To see the full giveBIG story go here.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS!
CoolMom was joined by bikers and walkers of all ages. The day began with bicycle decorating, festive live music from BottleRockit and a bicycle rodeo courtesy of Cascade Bicycle Club. Children were busily decorating their bikes for two of our bike parades where we gave out prizes from Alki Bike and Board to the best dressed bicycles.
The Feet First Chicken was on hand to give safety tips on how to travel by foot and if you were lucky you caught her dancin' a jig with BottleRockit! It was quite a show.
To quench the little one's thirst after bike decorating and some mad pedaling during the parade, we served donated Organic Valley milk. For the hungry bellies of all ages, delicious food was sold by Lumpia World and Athena's. Some said Athena's served the best Gyro's in town and if you didn't get a taste of the sweet potato lumpia, you missed an amazing treat!
Families that attended the event also donated 13 bikes to Bike Works! Thank you to the West Seattle Community!
Big Thank you's go out to Westside School, all our volunteers and organizations that tabled the event!
Please contact CoolMom if you would like to help volunteer for Think Outside the Car.
Thank you to our sponsors:
American West Bank
Last year, about 900 local nonprofits (including CoolMom!) participated and a whopping 18,800 donations were made to regional nonprofits, totaling more than 3.5 million dollars.
A “stretch pool” of an additional $500,000 was provided by GiveBIG partners, bringing the total amount raised to more than $4 million. The stretch pool was distributed among the 900 nonprofits that received donations during GiveBIG. Each nonprofit received a portion of the stretch pool according to the percentage it received of the total amount of GiveBIG donations.
The average gift size was $189.99 and the most donations received by a single organization was The Seattle Public Library Foundation.
We are gearing up for year two! GiveBIG will be on Wednesday, May 2. Please mark your calendars and support CoolMom on this day of giving BIG. The more we raise on May 2 through the GiveBIG Challenge, the more of the “stretch pool” CoolMom receives.
To count toward the GiveBIG challenge, donations must be made between the hours of midnight and midnight (Pacific Time) on May 2, and they must be made through the Seattle Foundation website. Each nonprofit has a profile page set up and you must use a credit card to donate.
Throughout GiveBIG, donors will be chosen at random to have an additional $1,000 given to the charity that received their donation. Golden Ticket winners will also be eligible to win airline tickets, gift cards, and more!
Tell all your CoolMoms, friends, relatives, and neighbors to help support CoolMom in its efforts to affect climate change and build sustainable homes and communities to protect a healthy and safe future for our children.
With so many non-profits participating, why should you GiveBIG to CoolMom?
We believe in a healthy future for our kids and the planet. Halting and healing the planet's climate is the most sustainable way to achieve a healthy future.
- We work tirelessly to advocate for climate change legislation and local initiatives
- We are the only non-profit that intentionally organizes families into local neighborhood groups focused solely on climate change actions.
- We give a loud voice for our children and our children's children to ensure a healthy and safe planet.
Sound like utopia? A chinese proverb says: When Sleeping Women Wake, Mountains Move. CoolMom is awake. Empower us to move mountains and GiveBIG on May 2!
Questions about GiveBIG? Please contact our Director Terri Glaberson, email@example.com or 206-280-2828.
Thank you for your generous support of CoolMom!
Join CoolMom and Sustainable West Seattle on May 19, 2012 for our joint Tea Fundraiser. CoolMom and Sustainable West Seattle share similar values of building sustainable communities.
Our event will include a silent and live auction, 50/50 Raffle, and Ask. We will serve light fare and beverages. Because the event is on Saturday, between the hours of 2 to 5 pm you can still make plans for both your morning and evening. You could also make it a date night, come to our fundraiser then head out to dinner!
Please show your support and volunteer several hours to raise money for our two deserving non-profits. There are many volunteer opportunities to choose from here. Volunteers will receive a free CoolMom T-shirt and a free raffle ticket.