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July 7, 2022
Gift for Life and Seattle Mart partner to raise funds

Seventeen Seattle Mart showrooms and Gift for Life partner 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.”

Fundraising

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
  • Percentage of sales from sample sales

Participating Showrooms

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)
  • Toyology (#203)

Seattle Mart

“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.”

For more information about Seattle Mart or the upcoming market, visit www.seattlemart.com.  To make a general donation towards the Seattle Mart’s Gives Back campaign for WCK, visit: https://donate.wck.org/Seattle2022.

If you’d like to host your own fundraiser for World Central Kitchen, click here or contact a member of the Gift for Life board.




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