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Schedule your gift today for the Seattle Foundation's annual one-day giving event
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What's better than helping youth and families? Helping even more youth and families because your donation goes farther.

That's the intent behind GiveBIG, the Seattle Foundation's one-day giving event. Every year, the foundation stretches every donation made through its website, helping local nonprofits like YES do even more good.

GiveBIG is on May 3, but you can schedule your donation right now. Every gift matters, and your support means so much to us.

Want to know what we do with your money?
  • $5,000 pays for one year of life-changing counseling
  • $2,500 provides intensive counseling for a sexually abused child
  • $1,000 helps a teen struggling with addiction to reach recovery
  • $500 recruits, trains and supports volunteer mentors
  • $150 underwrites a presentation to a community group
  • $50 allows a teen to attend our Summer Explorers Day Camp
2016 Invest in Youth Breakfast wrap-up
Community comes together to support struggling youth and families
Jermaine Kearse with youth speakers
More than 1,000 community leaders and youth advocates turned out for YES' annual Invest in Youth breakfast on March 24. 

Together, generous donors raised about $600,000 to help kids and families heal from depression, substance abuse, grief, trauma and other emotional crises, as well as fund services that prevent issues before they start.

Speakers included Steve Raible of KIRO7, Brad Tilden of Alaska Airlines, youth advocate Danielle Tilden, Jermaine Kearse of the Seattle Seahawks, and basketball legend Lenny Wilkens. Youth speakers also shared their stories of struggle, and how YES has helped them recover. 

"As [my counselor] Jenna says, recovery is a process, not an event," said 16-year-old Robert Santos, who is recovering from marijuana and alcohol addictions.

See the Invest in Youth webpage for a full wrap-up.