March has come in like a lion and emerged like…a grumpy cat? Although the Seattle skies continue to cry, we here at TWIF have plenty of reasons to smile. Here are just a few great March memories we can carry with us through April:
Pawsitive Futures: Saturday, 3/1
What could be more awesome than helping make a better life for our furry friends? Pawsitive Alliance’s mission is to help end the killing of adoptable dogs and cats in Washington by increasing adoptions, supporting spay and neuter programs, and improving pet retention. On Saturday, March 1st, TWIF volunteers helped this great organization out at their annual fundraiser with their silent and live auctions, raffles and a dessert dash.
FareStart Contract Kitchen: Sunday, 3/2
FareStart is a local non-profit with a really cool mission: Providing a community that transforms lives by empowering homeless and disadvantaged men, women and families to achieve self-sufficiency through life skills, job training and employment in the food service industry. On Sunday, March 2nd, a handful of scrappy volunteers and I cleaned chicken, made brown bag lunches and sautéed squash and zucchini for a meal for a local shelter. Check out some of our pictures.
TWIF Bingo: Friday, 3/7
We keep saying that TWIF Bingo is “not your grandmother’s bingo.” But what does that really mean? Our very own Christine McMullin explains,
“In the first of what promises to be several similar bingo-themed events, TWIF served up Ninkasi beer and five bingo games (with wonderful prizes) to a packed house on Friday, March 7. With physical challenges like moving an Oreo across your face without your hands and the ever-popular Junk in the Trunk twerk-off, the crowd was not disappointed. Keep an eye on the website for our next TWIF bingo night and don't get left out!”
And if that doesn’t convince you, here are some photos!
St. Mary’s Food Bank: Saturday, 3/29
Did you know that more than 10% of Seattle homes are food insecure? St. Mary’s Food Bank provides anyone over the age of 18 living within Seattle city limits with a variety of meat, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and more. On Saturday, March 29th several hard-working TWIF volunteers helped sort donated food and hand out items to sustain patrons of the food bank. They must have had a fun time. Just look at those smiles!
-Maggie Tarnawa is a blogger for TWIF