Seattle’s philanthrosphere is buzzing with the announcement of 826 Seattle’s 2013 People Eating and Giving, featuring a star line-up of 826 Seattle students, renowned author, actor, and storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky, and National Book Award Finalist Domingo Martinez. Joining these worthy wordsmiths will be emcee Rachel Flotard (former lead singer of Visqueen), Poet and Paddle Mistress Karen Finneyfrock, and San Francisco urban-indie-rock-funk-hip-hop-pop band Le Vice.
The evening will be dedicated to TRUE stories, with 826 Seattle students and celebrity guests extolling the vital, yet delicate, art of sharing stories. We do not doubt that this evening will Change Your Life. If you are one of the .0001 % of people in this country whose lives are impossible to change, you will at least have an opportunity to enjoy a superb dinner prepared by Wild Ginger, sip (many) glasses of fine wine, and (most importantly) raise your paddle in a magnificent display of generosity.
$1,000 • VIP Booth for 4
$1,500 • VIP Booth for 6
“I’ve never been so excited!” exclaimed renowned philanthropist Robert Boren after landing a coveted VIP booth at the 2012 People Eating and Giving. “You have—literally—a front row seat to the most thrilling and inspirational event. Our whole table had a blast; my arm was sore from raising my paddle so many times.” Don’t miss out on one of these prime seats.
$1,500 • Cluster of Ten
“Once the paddle-raising started, it quickly became a race to see which table could give the most,” laughed Mary Madison, executive director of the Competitive Giving Coalition. At last year’s event, she and nine other Coalition members were seated together in a cluster of cozy tables and booths. They were close enough to share conversation throughout the evening—and close enough to goad each other when the paddle-raising began. “It got a little out of hand,” Madison recalled, with a twinkle.
$150 • Individual Ticket
“My wife and I were seated next to the parents of one of the 826 students on stage,” Joseph Marymoor recalled, following his first People Eating and Giving. “They told us many stories about how 826 has inspired their child. By the time the paddle mistress came on stage, we were eager to help.” Buy a ticket (or two), and you might be seated next to remarkable ambassadors for the organization.
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It is widely reported that many people cleared their entire social calendar for April in anticipation of People Eating and Giving. In the unlikely event you won’t be able to join us on April 26, please note you can still achieve the thrill of giving to this worthy organization. As a 2012 donor said, “When I discovered I was unable to attend People Eating and Giving, I was inconsolable. But then I found out I could make a donation before the event, so I leapt at the opportunity. Only my wife was more relieved than my therapist.”
If you are having difficulty purchasing a ticket, or if you have any questions about People Eating and Giving, please contact Peggy Allen-Jackson at 206-725-2625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.