City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   City Light Employees Help Needy With Charity Donations
2/21/2013  10:02:00 AM
Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233

$5,200 Raised for Project Share, Two Other Charities

SEATTLE – Seattle City Light employees showed they care about those less fortunate in their communities during a Valentine’s Day fundraiser that contributed more than $5,200 to three charities.

Seattle based-employees raised about $3,800 to support Project Share, an emergency assistance fund that provides one-time help paying utility bills for customers in financial distress. Project Share provided one-time emergency assistance to 911 people in 2012 worth a combined $223,000.

Donors who gave at least $5 were rewarded with a delicious cupcake from Rainier Beach-based Borracchini’s Bakery. Borracchini’s provided the cupcakes to the fundraising campaign at cost.

Employees at our Boundary Hydroelectric Project in northeast Washington, raised about $1,000 for Pend Oreille County’s Neighbors in Need program.

And workers at our Skagit Hydroelectric Project in Newhalem and Diablo raised $400 in support of the Skagit County Community Action Agency’s Warm Home Fund.

You can join us in the 2013 Project Share Warm Hearts – Warm Homes campaign with an individual contribution or by rounding up your electricity bill to the next dollar. Learn more at Project Share.

Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.