Gift for Life and 17 Seattle Mart showrooms are joining forces to host “Seattle Mart Gives Back”, a summer market fundraising campaign supporting World Central Kitchen (WCK) and its efforts to provide meals in response to humanitarian, climate and community crises. The fundraiser, which runs July 10-23, has a set an overall goal of $5,000 to help communities in need.
“The Seattle Mart is small but mighty!” said Nikki Creveling, principal of Ritz Sisters and organizer of the Seattle Mart Gives Back initiative. “We are delighted to rally our showrooms, sales agencies, vendors and retailers to join in industry-wide efforts to raise funds for World Central Kitchen.”
Participating showrooms will raise funds in several ways, including donations of $1 for each confirmed order placed during the summer market; vendor contributions, direct donations from retailers; and percentage of sales from sample sales.
To date, participating showrooms are: Accessories the Showroom (#304); Arlene Oom & Co. (#215); The Barron Collection/Keena Co. (#201); Cards & Gifts NW (#100); DandyLines (#105); Fine Lines (#213); Kinfetti (#204); Haversack Ssales (#207); Monkey Business (#310); Nolita Home Beauty (#212); Palladium Inc. (#309); Ritz Sisters (#202): Scarlett (#208); Stack Company (#209); Sugar B (#211); Suzie Gildea Group (#205); and Toyology (#203).
“The Seattle Mart has supported Gift for Life since 1992 when Diana Park organized its first Holiday Sample Sale benefiting Gift for Life,” said Cole Daugherty, Gift for Life Chair. “We’re grateful that this support continues today, and look forward to working with this enthusiastic group of Seattle Mart showrooms to help World Central Kitchen address food insecurity around the globe.”