Community

How to give your time to Seattle and make a unique impact

Reader Naya Owusu recently graduated and she’s just getting started in her career — but she still wants to give back her time in Seattle. Here’s her plan.

/ December 14, 2018


What does it mean to create change in our city? Introducing our new project with Paul Allen’s Vulcan

When Paul Allen passed away in October, Seattle lost someone who had invested deeply in building a strong community and a better world. While many locals of means use their resources to make an impact, Paul’s philanthropic efforts were spread against a wide range of issues and causes—and his vision went well beyond writing checks. […]

/ December 5, 2018


Here are 9 small ways to give big to Seattle

(📸: Haley Weaver, a.k.a. @haleydrewthis) Ever want to give back to Seattle, but think your donation might be too small to make a difference? We’ve rounded up some awesome local businesses and nonprofits where small gifts can make a huge impact for our Evergrey Giving Guide. Why? Because sometimes our wallets aren’t as big as our hearts […]

/ November 26, 2018


These are the 15 organizations you think are making a difference in and around Seattle

Last week, we shared out some of the rad volunteer opportunities you’ve found in and around Seattle. For the latest installment of our Evergrey Giving Guide, we’re highlighting local orgs you told us are making a difference in your communities. We’ve heard from more than 30 of you so far. Here’s eight of the places […]

/ September 12, 2018


‘No podemos dejar que nadie nos defina’: El Consulado Mexicano en Seattle quiere renovar mucho más que los pasaportes

Seattle’s Mexican consulate is stepping up its cultural programs in a big way — and in a pretty tense time. “We can’t let anyone else define us,” consul Roberto Dondisch told us. To help their story reach more of Seattle’s Mexican community, we’ve published it here in Spanish.

/ September 11, 2018


You asked, we answered: What our unhoused neighbors want us to know about homelessness

Reader Brian Hsi asked: “How do the unhoused think we should address our housing challenges?” We met some of our neighbors to find out.

/ August 27, 2018


What are Seattle’s biggest needs? Send us a text to tell us how you see it

Over the next several months, we’re going to be helping you find the best ways to make this community — your community — better. But before we unpack how we can all be most helpful, we should get a good sense of where we all need the most help. And that’s where you come in.

/ August 7, 2018


Why do people come to Seattle for homeless services?

Some think Seattle’s pretty welcoming towards people experiencing homelessness, but “the conditions people are living in are the opposite of friendly.”

/ July 20, 2018


Are people flocking to Seattle for our homeless services?

King County has the third largest homeless population in the our country, and is are entering our third year of a declared state of homeless emergency. So: Is there an influx of homeless folks from outside Seattle coming to the city for its services? To begin to answer this question, let’s look at the data.

/ July 19, 2018


Not sure how to talk to Seattleites? Start with our dogs.

When you’re trying to get to know people in this hectic city of ours, dogs can really be your best friend. Professional matchmaker Rachael Kloek knows all about that — and shared some tips.

/ July 13, 2018