Prepare Yourself for the Challenge Flashing blades, merciless fire, scalding liquids, and…wait for it…vegetables! Yes, this is the world of The Kitchen Challenge, where you join a band of renegade, culinary-minded volunteers to do on thing: prepare food and feed the hungry. Even Steven Seagal would approve this volunteer action. If Steven Seagal were somehow infused with the essence of Gordon Ramsey and maybe white truffle oil. Volunteers under the guidance of a trained chef will create a meal for 80 people in 90-minutes or less.
Additionally, to really astound us with your kitchen skills: this is an impromptu menu pulled together on site after assessing what food items are available from the Orion Center pantry. High Kick! The Kitchen Challenge will push your limits, hone your skills as an impromptu cook, and most importantly; help youth on the street keep body and soul together. The feeding program at the Orion Center is integral to staying in touch, building trust, and providing services to Seattle’s street youth. Meet at 4:30PM at the Orion Center to prepare the meal, and afterwards you’ll have the opportunity to serve this delicious dish to the youth that utilize the Center. Judo Chop!
The old standby of the suede cat-suit in burgandy or marigold is also frowned upon. Apparently after about 20 minutes or so one begins to smell like cumin. Who knew(I thought talc would be sufficient.) When in doubt, go with the “Coffee with an Ex” rule. If you would wear it to a casual, yet slightly awkward coffee meet-up (not a date) with an Ex, you can wear it volunteering. Or, you could ask the Volunteer Lead, which makes much more sense. Volunteer Coordinator TWIF - firstname.lastname@example.org or (p) 206-414-8943
Ursus maritimus; the Polar Bear, indeed one of the most rugged of mammals. Enduring winter temperatures from -40ºF to -90ºF Polar Bears do not fear shrinkage nor diamond cutting.
They appear to embrace it. Not to be outdone by their Ursus brethren, at noon on January 1, 2012, a Homosapien off-shoot also calling themselves “Polar Bears” will pay homage to their namesake by throwing themselves into the 41º waters of Matthews Beach (9300 51 Ave N.E.)
To participate in the 10th Annual Polar Bear Plunge; and you know you do, arrive by 11 a.m. to receive a wristband. Refreshments and a 2012 Patch of Courage are available for those who immerse themselves neck-deep in the lake.
To hear the shrieking and crying from last years Plunge, click here.
If you make it out there keep an eye out for our very own Ty who has committed to taking the plunge for his favorite charity! (Guess which one)
Yelp is kind. Yelp is good. Yelp has been a great ally and good friend to TWIF up to and including a kind message on our behalf.
We would like to return the favor and extend our appreciation and season’s greetings. The means that Yelp provides directly connect users and the businesses profiled on the site. This is very much like TWIF providing a bridge for volunteers and non-profits.
Thank you, Yelp and Yelpers for all of your feedback, praise and of course help.