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Remembering Sharon Shaw

Posted May 4, 2023

We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the Market’s leaders, Sharon Shaw, member of the Pike Place Market craft community for 35 years, board member of the Market Foundation and beloved “Mother of the Market”.  Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Carol and Rey

Posted April 24, 2023

For Volunteer Appreciation Month, we sat down with two of our longtime volunteers: Carol and Rey! Read more about how they got involved with the Market Foundation, and what keeps them returning after all these years. Read More

The Market Foundation’s Investments in Affordable Housing

Posted April 13, 2023

Over 400 seniors on low incomes live in the Market, continuing a vital tradition of working-class elders residing downtown and contributing to the health and vitality of their neighborhood. In collaboration with our partners, we have spent 40 years helping to retain affordable housing in and around the district – supporting the construction and rehabilitation of units in many residential buildings in Pike Place Market. Read More

Recognizing Trans Day of Visibility

Posted March 30, 2023

March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility: a day to celebrate the lives and contributions of trans people while also raising awareness for the disproportionate risks of prejudice, poverty, and violence their community faces. In a year of unprecedented anti-trans legislation in our country and state, the Market Foundation wants to vocally affirm trans people in our neighborhood and defend their right to live safe, healthy lives.  Read More

The women who fought to keep Pike Place Market… and who are still fighting today

Posted March 27, 2023

This Women’s History Month, we’re recognizing the women who played a vital role in Market advocacy and their work that continues today. Read More

Happy spring from Pike Place Market!

Posted March 20, 2023

Last week, preschoolers, seniors, and staff in our neighborhood were able to gather outside to share fresh daffodils and spread some joy! Read More

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