Feel Good Friday: Philanthropy, Family Fun, and Vaccine Incentives

Wine With A Side Of Philanthropy 

Tinte Cellars is celebrating three years of giving by donating even more to local nonprofits in 2021. Since making a philanthropic commitment in 2018, Tinte founders Tim Gamble and Teresa Spellman Gamble have donated more than $500,000 to local charities. In 2021, the winery will donate five percent of all retail sales and 10 percent of all wine club sales to Mary’s Place, Northwest Harvest, Seattle Children’s Behavioral Health Crisis Care Clinic, and the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. This month, Tinte will donate an additional $1,000 to each nonprofit. Learn more about the winery here

BC Announces Vaccination Incentive Program for Students

If you’re a student, getting vaxxed now means you could win some cash. Bellevue College has announced that vaccinated students could be awarded scholarships ranging from $250 to $400 through a new partnership between the Washington State COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program and the Bellevue College Foundation. Learn more about eligibility here

Amazon Donates $100,000 to SPLASHForward

Amazon has donated $100,000 to SplashForward, a nonprofit advocating for new public aquatics facilities in Bellevue and throughout the Eastside. The donation is assisting the organization by covering the development costs needed to create equitable access to safe local aquatic activities, including funding high school lifeguard training. Learn more about SplashForward’s initiatives here

Family-Friendly In-Person Activity: July KU Kids

Help Kirkland Urban (KU) kick off its first in-person KU Kids event. This Saturday, July 10, KU invites families to the Fountain Court where kids can get crafty with bee-themed arts and crafts. In celebration of the two new KU beehives, beekeeper Pedro Miola will teach a lesson on the importance of bees in their ecosystem. The free event begins at 10 a.m. Learn more about the event here.

Golfing for a Good Cause

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s Why Not You Foundation partnered recently with sponsors Safeway and Albertson’s for the 8th annual Wilson Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament. The tournament’s proceeds will benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Throughout July, customers can help the cause by making check stand donations. The goal is to raise $3 million to support Seattle Children’s Therapeutics, a leading immunotherapy program to help kids with cancer. Donate online directly here. 425 magazine has been a media sponsor of this fundraising endeavor every year.
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