On Friday, August 9, 2019, more than 15,000 people gathered for the 15th annual South Lake Union Block Party. We were proud to be one of the sponsors for this event.
Over 70 vendor booth activations from companies including Google, Facebook, Fred Hutch, Gates Foundation, Glazer’s Camera, and Allen Institute, as well as 45 sponsors, including Amazon, Jack Daniel’s, and Anheuser Busch, participated in the event, helping raise $7,500 for the South Lake Union Chamber and a record-breaking $50,000 for FareStart.
Find more information on the event ant he complete list of sponsors here: http://www.slublockparty.com/
The funds raised will underwrite training and wrap-around support for 5 FareStart students. This includes the full 16 weeks of culinary training and classes, life skills training, housing, transportation, food, mental health support, stipends and case management. FareStart will continue to support students after they complete training with services like short-term housing, job placement, and temporary employment at FareStart if needed.
We are thrilled the Block Party could support a life-changing nonprofit. Thank you again to all of the South Lake Union Block Party sponsors and attendees.