On September 9, we hosted a meal to celebrate the completion of our second season improving job skills and addressing local food insecurity through the Youth Empowerment and Employment Program. We hosted a Season’s End Brunch at Boundary Bay Brewery¬†, where guests came to enjoy an all you can eat brunch sponsored by local farms and business, which include Wilcox Farms, Haggen Grocery, Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Boxx Berry Farm, Mount Bakery Cafe, and Woods Coffee. Much of the veggies were grown by the Garden Crew at the We Grow Garden!

We decided to host an informal brunch event this year, because we wanted to host an opportunity for anyone to come celebrate and learn more about Growing Alliances. We noticed at our previous galas that only people who land in a certain income bracket could afford to attend, and we wanted to host a celebration anyone could attend!

In upcoming years, we intend to continue hosting informal celebrations at the end of each season, so keep your eyes and ears open!

Through ticket, auction, swag and raffle sales, we brought in a total of $1,838.36, which will go directly back into the 2019 Youth Empowerment & Employment Program!

We will not be hosting our traditional dinner and auction this fall, but Kind & Co Events will be hosting a Ski Lodge themed Trivia Night for our benefit on December 1st at the Bellingham YWCA. Instead of a full sit-down meal, they will serve hors d’oeuvres and cocktails during trivia, so study-up and bring your friends to play for a cause!

Thank you for your support,

Kali Crow

Thank you to the following donors: