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Tea Fundraiser- Buy Your Tickets Today!

CoolMom and Sustainable West Seattle are having a Tea Fundraiser on May 19th. Buy your tickets today!
Tea Fundraiser- Buy Your Tickets Today!

May 19th

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.

The event will be hosted by the Eby Family, at their beautiful Colonial home at 4106 SW Findlay St. on Saturday, May 19, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

You will enjoy relaxing outdoors amongst the manicured gardens nibbling on tea sandwiches and cookies perusing the silent auction items. If wine is to your liking, we will be serving an assortment of delightful reds and whites to choose from. For those who prefer a non-alcoholic beverage, we will also be serving tea, coffee, and juice. The Live Auction will follow with a brief introduction of our organizations and then a 'raise the paddle' to support a project designated by each organization.

Silent Auction Highlight

For a brief preview of our silent auction line up, here are a few silent auction items you can expect to see:
100 Daffodil planting
Alki Kayak Tours
Wild Horse Solar and Wind Farm Tour with lunch for 8
Wine Cellar- 10 unique wines

RSVP & Tickets:

$20 Tickets for Early Bird on or before May 10th at Brown Paper Tickets


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.

Can’t Make It?

Please consider supporting our efforts with your thoughtful donation to CoolMom or Sustainable West Seattle.




You Gave BIG!

On May 2nd you gave big during Seattle Foundation's largest community giving. Our community came together to raise $7.4 million in 24 hours!
You Gave BIG!

thank you!

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.


Kimberly C.
Sarah M.
David M.
Michael M.
Terri G.
Jemae H.
Helene F.
Haeryung S.
Elta R.
Charlie C.
Nancy W.
Maris S.
Kristy R.
Kirsten A.
Julie M.
Jarvis W.
James J.
Cameron M.
Ann S.
Alexandra R.

Think Outside the Car Kick-Off, a Success!

On April 28th, CoolMom and Westside School hosted our first Think Outside the Car event promoting Walking School Buses, Bike Programs and No-Idle Campaigns in West Seattle elementary schools.
Think Outside the Car Kick-Off, a Success!

Think Outside the Car

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.

Many visitors took part in getting their Undriver License pledging to walk, bike or ride to travel to work, school or run their errands.

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
Organic Valley


Volunteer Thanks!

Christina H.
Chas R.
Barbara L-S.
Scott W.
Laura E.
Kristy R.
Emily G.
Toni W.
Peter D.
Megan S.
Caitlin C.
Abby S.
Liz N.
Amanda S.
Don B.
Stevie R.
David K.
Darcy E.
Julia F.
Julie J.
Susan S.
Stu H.

GiveBIG May 2nd

One Day. Give Big and Get More! On Wednesday, May 2, the Seattle Foundation is hosting their 2nd year of GiveBIG, a community-wide day of online giving. Give to CoolMom on this day and your gift will get bigger!
GiveBIG May 2nd


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, or 206-280-2828.

Thank you for your generous support of CoolMom!

Tea Fundraiser-Save the Date!

Tea Fundraiser-Save the Date!

CoolMom & SWS Tea Fundraiser

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.

Event Details

Date: May 19, 2012
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Location: 4106 SW Findlay Street, Seattle 98136 (West Seattle, corner of Findlay and 41st Ave. SW and home of one of our West Seattle CoolMoms!)
What: Silent & Live Auction, 50/50 Raffle and Ask. Yummy tea sandwiches and cookies, fruit and veggies to snack on and open wine and beer bar, plus tea and coffee. There will also be several flute players helping make the Tea festive!
Please save the date for our Tea Fundraiser. You may purchase tickets on brown paper tickets here. Tickets are $20 if purchased before May 2nd and $30 there after. Stay tuned for a list of Silent and Live Auction items.