Benefit Bingo - Every Wednesday at Redlight
Brought to you by Redlight and hosted by Kamarie Chapman and Michelle Schutte, we're gonna do good things together - and also drink wine, eat delicious food, and yell BINGO.
We'll pick one charity per month to receive a donation from the profits collected over the course of the month. That means, not only should you show up and play, but just by bringing friends with you to play and contribute, you're doing good things for people in need. You know you want to. That's altruism, dudes.
There will be oodles of prizes for the Bingo-players! Each bingo board will cost you a couple of bucks, and each game will have a prize-winner!
We raised $1210 in August for our charity/non-profit Northwest Youth Services! NWYS offers programs to at-risk, runaway and homeless youth in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. Whatcom County’s 2011 Point in Time Count found 57 unaccompanied homeless minors living on the street. (Experts estimate that this number is only 30% of the actual number of adolescents in need of housing and wrap-around services). Young people run away from home for a variety of reasons. Due to unhealthy issues in their homes, living on the street is often a better choice than remaining at home. Lack of parenting skills and support, as well as parents who reach a point where they are no longer able to provide for their children, leave vulnerable adolescents without a place to turn. By 2015, NWYS plan to have the capacity to serve any at-risk, runaway or homeless youth in Skagit and Whatcom Counties.
A huge "Thank you" goes out to these local businesses: Without their generous contributions, these fundraising efforts wouldn't be possible!
Adam Nash Photography
Every Day Music
Joy of Pilates
WWU - Dept. of Theatre & Dance
D'Anna's Cafe Italiano
Casa Que Pasa
Melissa Helzer Lukeris
Tina North (DJ Moonboot)
Film is Truth
Sarah Day Photography
Michael Gonzales (Music Lessons Plus)
Mariner's Tickets (Industrial Credit Union)
Kamarie Chapman (finger-puppet-master)