Benefits by Helping Seattle Rotary Fundraiser
Bond - All Bond. The March 28, 2009 Columbia Tower
6th Annual Casino Night Charity Event was a smashing success! Seattle Skyline
organized the event this year at the CTC for Skyline to raise money for Polio
Plus to further Rotary’s goal to eradicate polio. LifeNets was awarded $4000
which it will use to build a secondary school in Malawi.
The CTC, a private club, is on the 75th and 76th floors of
the Columbia Tower in downtown Seattle. CTC dedicated its entire 76th
floor to this Event! After registering on the 40th floor, guests were escorted
for their portrait photos by professional photographer Chris
Watkins www.chriswatkins.com. Elevators then whisked guests to the 75th floor.
LifeNets Puget Sound (LNPS) supported the Event by selling
tickets, obtaining auction donations and sponsorships. LifeNets members sold
over 30 tickets to the Event. Sponsorships included a contribution of
of wine by Chateau St. Michelle/Northstar wineries to sell by the glass at the
Event. For the auction St. Michelle donated a 2005 Northstar a Merlot in a 3
liter etched, hand-painted bottle and a 2005 Artist Series Meritage 3 bottle set
in a limited edition, custom box. This was negotiated by LNPS member Alain
1st Security Bank purchased a table sponsorship
through a LNPS member’s efforts. Auction donations included nature photo
montages by Jill Stefanin; ocean photo groupings and montages by Catherine
Brumbaugh; an original oil painting by Larry Hardison; a power drill by Roberto
Parada; an opal ring, spa basket and girls bath basket by Carla Hendrickson and
a tupperware basket by Mary Roscoe. Kathleen King donated a handmade baby quilt
with custom storage box.
LifeNets members also obtained donations from local area
persons and businesses, including a rose quartz necklace by Gibson Designs, a
jasper gem stone necklace by Ceanne, a wine tasting party from the Seattle Wine
Outlet and services from Prolumina, the Networker and Pacific Legal, among other
This Event was a wonderful opportunity for LNPS to work
with Seattle Skyline Rotary and in the process significantly increase LifeNets’
exposure throughout the Seattle area. LifeNets is identified as a sponsor
on the Event’s website and identified with some of its auction donations.
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At the Event, there was a large (24x36) poster in
the main gaming room identifying LifeNets’ goals and some of its
(Sound Legal Copy prepared the oversized, mounted poster gratis.)
LifeNets: Who We Are and Why We Do It
Originally an informal network of churches, relief groups and
concerned individuals across the United States, LifeNets was
formally organized as a non-profit humanitarian relief
organization in 1999 to better and more effectively serve needy
peoples around the world.
It is a 100% volunteer organization. All proceeds directly
benefit the individuals served by the various programs
exciting to see the lives of people transformed. Giving and
sharing with others reflects the kind of heart and hope that
defines the kind of people we are. When those we help can help
others, the circle of giving is complete.
humanitarian needs to relieve suffering.
· Generating hope
through opportunities to become self-sufficient.
· Working on the
basis of mutual respect, honor and dignity with recipients and
services through local leaders whom we know and trust.
· Being culturally
sensitive in the type and amount of aid we deliver.
donations by partnering with organizations who sell us their
products at a fraction of the wholesale cost.
· Using governmental
services such as the U.S. Defense and State Departments to
defray costs of container shipments.
· Creating a circle
of ongoing benefits. In many cases recipients are able to pass
on aid, training and services to others. They are living
examples of “Passing on the Gift” to their communities. This
preserves individual dignity and reinforces the practice of
giving to others. A Hand Up, not a Hand-out.
Programs benefit people in many parts of the world, including:
United States: LifeGaps school in Indiana, special needs
children and wheelchair program throughout the U.S.
Malawi: funds the LifeNets Orphan Care Centre, clinics and
programs benefiting AIDs orphans, families and villages
Ukraine: funds a soup kitchen for street children and provides
support to a Rehabilitation Center for Chernobyl children
Zambia: funds programs benefiting children, families and
Jordan: works with mentally challenged children
LifeNets work in the Chernobyl area was featured in the
April 2006 issue of the Rotarian magazine sent
monthly to 1.3 million Rotarians in 33,000 clubs in over 100
You may also download one of these versions
LifeNets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that develops
programs offering practical assistance that promote the well
being and self sufficiency of disadvantaged people throughout
the world and, where possible, encourages them to pass on their
LifeNets benefit to others.
LifeNets Puget Sound;
Estonia: a sponsor of Ole Kaine, an alcohol abuse program aimed
The Developing Nations Scholarship Fund: helps young people in
Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Kenya Girls