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Give Small? No. GiveBig! ;)


GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event, inspiring people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations (like Seattle Public Library!!) that make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.

Each donation up to $5,000 per donor, per organization, made to the 1,600 nonprofit organizations profiled on The Seattle Foundation’s website between midnight and midnight Pacific Time on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, will receive a prorated portion of The Seattle Foundation’s matching funds, or “stretch pool.” The amount of the “stretch” depends on how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day.  As long as you have access to the web and a credit card, you can participate!

You can also narrow your search to organizations that are geared to, staffed by, or serving teens…  Nonprofit orgs 4 teens.  This list includes many organizations near ‘n dear to our library ❤ including (but not limited to):

If you can GiveBig.  If you can’t then give small.  If you still can’t, check out this list of ways to give back to your community!

Feeling charitable?

Holiday Mail for Heroes

This time of year always seems to bring out the goodwill in humankind. If you’re a teen and looking to contribute someway to your community there are plenty of opportunities available for you. The Columbia Teen Advisers spent their last meeting filling out cards for the Holiday Mail for Heroes project through the American Red Cross. The deadline for cards to be delivered is December 6, 2013, so mail your cards soon!

Feel like doing something more local? There are plenty of options for all age ranges, try these on for size:

  • Treehouse – giving foster kids a childhood and a future.
  • Rainier Community Center – Each month there is a community dinner that you can help prepare. Each month is a different theme or country and you work with other chefs to prepare the meal the community eats together.
  • Rainier Valley Food Bank – help sort and distribute food to those in need.
  • Homework Assistant – Contact your local elementary schools to see if they need help with afterschool homework programs. Elementary schools would be happy to have your smarts!
  • Have a green thumb? Want to learn about growing your own food and eating the results? Try volunteering with your local Seattle Tilth!
  • Are arts and music more your scene? Try volunteering at The Vera Project for all-ages creativity.

Columbia Teen Advisers Group

Do you have any favorite charities or organizations that you think are great?  Let us know in the comments!