All Together Now – Thank You!
Together, we raised $185,415 for seniors and families in Pike Place Market.
Today, Thursday, March 10 2016 at the Care for the Market Luncheon, Nick Setten of Savor Seattle Food Tours led us on a journey through Pike Place Market’s past, present, and future. And, Caspar Babypants sang his heart out to celebrate the heart and soul of our Market community!
If you missed the Luncheon, you can still be part of the Market’s story. Give Now to support a thriving, caring community in Pike Place Market for generations to come.
For more than 100 years, the Market has always been about people. It’s the people who live, work, learn, shop, and protect this community that make it what it is today. Click on each photo to learn how each of these people played a role in keeping our Market a thriving, caring community.
“The beautiful thing about Pike Place Market, and the reason it has ultimately survived, is its human connection. This is the history of a community that thrives and cares TOGETHER.” –
Nick Setten, tour guide manager, Savor Seattle Food Tours
“My grandfather, Giuseppe Desimone, was among the early farmers at Pike Place Market. It’s what he gave away that made the biggest difference in his life and without him, I don’t know if the Market would still be here today.”
-Joe Desimone, grandson of Giuseppe Desimone
“We are exceedingly proud, because I don’t believe there is another Market in the United States that provides for human services right inside the Market.”
-Joan & Ed Singler, original “Friends of the Market” members who saved the Market from demolition in the 1960s and 1970s.
“I was young when I emigrated from the Philippines to Seattle and started working at Pike Place Market. Everyone was so helpful when I started working here; teaching me how to talk to customers and taking me for coffee. We work together here.”
-Lina Constantino-Fronda, owner, Arcade No. 7 and Market vendor for 53 years
“Our mission has always been to make quality, affordable childcare and preschool available to families of all income levels. We could not do what we do without the support of The Market Foundation.”
-Ilene Stark, Executive Director of the Pike Market Childcare & Preschool
Jessica shared from stage that her personal struggles with homelessness and diabetes are now in the past because of Pike Place Market. Since receiving care at the Market’s medical clinic and attending cooking classes in Pike Place Market, Jessica no longer has diabetes! And, after living in transitional housing for nearly four years, just two weeks ago Jessica finally moved home into her new apartment in Pike Place Market.
“Pike Place Market is so important to me and my family. I’ve toured all over the world and played for tens of thousands of people, but there’s something about this Market that I keep coming back to. This is a special place and I’m honored to be part of this community!”
-Caspar Babypants, musician
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