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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!

Tavi Gevison @ Vera – Today!

TaviTavi Gevison will be at The Vera Project today at 1pm to launch Rookie Yearbook Two!

“For those who don’t know Tavi Gevinson, let me bring you up to speed. In 2008, at the age of 12, Gevinson started a fashion blog Style Rookie that drew tens of thousands of readers a day. Due to the success, she was invited to attend New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week, commissioned to write articles for fashion magazines, and even landed a modeling gig for a clothing line at Target. In 2011, she decided to stop writing primarily about fashion and founded Rookie Magazine, a blog focusing on issues impacting teenage girls written mainly by teenage girls. Some bold guest contributors included Lena Dunham, Miranda July, & Bethany Consentino. A popular series on the blog is the Ask a Grown Man videos with contributions from Paul Rudd, Jimmy Fallon , and Jon Hamm. In 2012, after releasing a print edition of the magazine, Rookie Yearbook One, Gevinson spoke at TEDxTeen focusing on representation of women in popular culture.

This brings us to 2013 for the release of Rookie Yearbook Two. There is something in Yearbook Two that all woman and even men can relate to. I think Anna Minard from The Stranger says it best, ” The book and the site feel like a riot, a celebration, overflowing with advice and hero worship and a sort of road map to your own agency, no matter what age or gender you are.” (from Vera’s website)

Join the Vera Project today as Tavi Gevinson and other contributors will be reading and signing yearbooks for the launch FOR FREE. They’ll even have a zine workshop in conjunction with Short Run and Elliot Bay.

You don’t want to miss out!