non profit dinner and auction

Feast for Our Future 2017

On November 4th, Growing Alliances hosted its first annual Feast for Our Future Benefit at our favorite venue, the Bellingham YWCA. We prefer this venue because we strongly support the mission of the YWCA, which is to “eliminate racism and empower women” and are happy to support their mission through renting their beautiful facility.

The delicious meal served by Calypso Kitchen and local chef, Arlen Coiley, was a fusion of Caribbean and Northwest flavors, with vegetables grown by our youth employees this summer. Beverages included local beer, wine, spirits, and kombucha!

Through ticket sales, the auction, sponsorship and donations, we raised $8,521.50!! This event helped us raise 13.3% of our 2018 needs!

Our live and silent auction items were heavily experience based, because quality time together is what we all cherish during this chilly season. Our two top selling auction items were three tickets to the New Year’s Eve Seahawks Game and a Personal Gourmet Dinner for 6! Two GREAT items!

We would like to give a huge thank you to all of our donors:

  1. Industrial Credit Union
  2. Barlean’s Fishery
  3. Wild Rose Farm
  4. Grocery Outlet
  5. Cash N Carry
  6. The Mountaineers
  7. Bob Lanphear
  8. Costco
  9. Rohn Rutledge
  10. Handshake Coffee
  11. Larry Branham
  12. Ron and Dorice Wolden
  13. Ciao Thyme
  14. AB Crepes
  15. Anthony’s at Squalicum Harbor
  16. Abby Kuchar
  17. Acme Farm and Kitchen
  18. Uptown Art
  19. Fairmont Olympic Hotel
  20. Brandywine Kitchen
  21. El Albañil
  22. Chuckanut Bay Distillery
  23. Whole Foods
  24. Hohl’s Feed and Seed
  25. Uprising Seeds
  26. Wonderland Teas
  27. Mt. Baker Ski Area
  28. Village Books
  29. Backcountry Essentials
  30. Heliotrope Hotel
  31. Seattle Pacific Science Center
  32. Yeager’s Sporting Goods
  33. Nook Collective
  34. Lovitt Restaurant
  35. Kombucha Town
  36. Skywood Food Forest
  37. The Loft
  38. WWS Boardshop
  39. Haggen