giveBIG with EASE
We are participating in The Seattle Foundation’s third annual GiveBIG on May 15. Plan on supporting EASE as part of our community’s biggest day of giving of the year!
All donations received via the Seattle Foundation website on May 15 will receive a portion of giveBIG matching funds (or “stretch”) pool dollars.
2013 EASE Open House
Heartfelt thank you to Councilmember Sally Clark who served as this year’s keynote speaker. Sally talked about her love of the City of Seattle “corporation” because of the people who make it our job to take care of each other.
Former recipient Mario Gloria took time off work to come speak about how EASE helped him and his family. In 2010 he was in a car accident which caused a lot of financial hardship. EASE was able to assist with rent and food costs. Mario gave a special thank you to board member Maria Rodriguez who went out of her way to meet him with a grocery gift card.
“My kids were so excited to go out and buy groceries, knowing and understanding the condition we were in. Many of us may not be here today if it weren’t for all your efforts and kind donations…Right now all I can do is spread the word about supporting EASE…(but) I will one day donate or volunteer all that I can to ensure someone else’s well-being.”
Heartfelt thank you to Barb Gangwer for serving as Master of Ceremonies for us this year and for promoting our organization and events through Seattle Shares. Barb helped us thank our sponsors Local 27 and Local 17 for their renewed financial support this past year!
And of course, heartfelt thanks to our dedicated volunteer bakers and crafters – you raised over $2000 dollars for City employees in need!
EASE Needs You
EASE is a non-profit and 100% volunteer-run organization allowing City employees to assist fellow City employees who have experienced catastrophic circumstances and are in need of aid. EASE is self supporting and is funded by generous contributions from YOU - City employees. Here are three ways YOU can help:
- Contribute through payroll deduction. Here’s a link to a brief PowerPoint that will walk you through donating via Employee Self Service.
- Sponsor a fundraiser for EASE within your Department or work group.
- Volunteer. Email us at email@example.com if you're interested in volunteering.