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Think PIG, GiveBIG is almost here!

Posted May 7, 2013

Think PIG, GiveBIG

May 15 is GiveBig Day

Next Wednesday, May 15 is Seattle’s biggest day of giving. On this day only, all of your donations to the Pike Place Market Foundation’s virtual piggy bank will grow BIGGER thanks to a generous stretch pool from The Seattle Foundation

Please bookmark our GiveBIG donation page to make sure you’re ready!

Plus, we’re adding our own fun with PIGS on GiveBIG day:

  • Lucky GiveBIG donors will receive pig prizes from our online store. Keep your eyes peeled to our Facebook and Twitter pages as we announce the winners.
  • GiveBIG in-person at Rachel the Piggy Bank for a lunchtime photo opportunity in the Market between 11 am – 1 pm. Photos will be posted to Rachel’s Facebook page.
  • And last, but certainly not least, Rachel and our Market community will be incredibly  Th-OINK-ful for helping our low-income neighbors who work, learn and live in and around the Market. Help the Market you love remain a thriving, caring community.

How Does GiveBIG Work?
Every donation made between midnight and midnight on May 15, 2013 will be partially matched by the Seattle Foundation’s “stretch pool.” The amount of the “stretch” depends on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. All gifts of $25,000 and under will be eligible for the stretch pool funds.

How Much Impact Can We Make?
Last year, over 37,000 people generated a stunning $7.43 million in online contributions to more than 1,100 local nonprofits. On May 15, we anticipate all records being broken both for the Pike Place Market Foundation and our city. Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 on GiveBig day. 

Give in-person at Rachel the Piggy Bank
Join us for some GiveBIG fun with our favorite little piggy in the Market. Rachel the Piggy Bank will be ready to accept your GiveBIG donations at the Pike Place Market and is always ready to ham-it-up for the cameras. Photos, fun and lunch with Rachel in the Market between 11 am – 1 pm. Photos will be posted to Rachel’s Facebook page.

Where Will My Money Go?
When you donate to Pike Place Market Foundation, you are giving directly to the heart of the Market. By helping our low-income neighbors who work, learn and live in and around the Market, the Foundation helps the Market you love remain a thriving, caring community. To learn more about our caring community, check out our website or social media pages for inspiring stories and fascinating facts.