10th Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Dinner & Auction

Recap of Neighbors Helping Neighbors 2019

Thank you all for supporting the West Seattle Helpline at our 10th annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Dinner & Auction! We are always so humbled and grateful to be part of such a caring and engaged community. Friends, neighbors, and community members joined us at The Hall at Fauntleroy for an exciting evening of celebrating and strengthening our West Seattle and White Center neighborhoods. We enjoyed the cocktail hour with delightful live music from the amazing high school group the Noah Mark Trio. While listening, we bid on silent auction items, tested our aim at the wine ring toss, struck a pose at our photo booth sponsored by Hunt Jackson CPA's, and sipped on wine and beer. The Westy custom made a flavorful mocktail, “Apple Harvest,” that was a hit!

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Auctioneer Scott Carnz welcomed us into the dining hall for a delicious dinner from Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering & Events. We had a fun (albeit competitive) time bidding on all of the exciting live auction items and playing a new game, Heads or Tails. Board President, Nick Naubert, inspired us as he told of the West Seattle Helpline’s growth and accomplishments this past year. We watched a beautiful video, produced by Michael B. Maine, about the Helpline and the impact of our volunteers.

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We all got to our feet cheering to congratulate our 4th annual Neighbor of the Year Award winner, Brenda Lewis, for her engagement with the community, energetic attitude, and commitment to serving our neighbors! Brenda volunteered with the Helpline many years ago, and began volunteering again at the Clothesline this past year. We are so in awe of all she has accomplished and very grateful for her continued commitment to helping our neighbors.

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This was truly a night we will never forget. We had such a lovely, fun-filled, heartfelt evening with all of our neighbors and are thrilled to announce your support raised over $115,000, keeping over 400 neighbors in their homes! Your deep generosity and dedication to our community goes directly to stop homelessness before it starts and ensures that families will be able to stay safe in their homes this winter, better able to regain stability and thrive.

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As always, local businesses and organizations blew us away with their kindness, providing sponsorships so that funds raised through Neighbors Helping Neighbors go directly to helping families and individuals in West Seattle and White Center regain stability after facing an unexpected emergency. A big wholehearted thank you goes out to all of our amazing sponsors!

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Thank you to our attentive and meticulous event coordinators, Synchronicity Events, for all their hard work to make this event the success it was! A huge thank you to our board of directors, outstanding volunteers, photographer Kelsey Graham and photo booth photographer Chloe Collyer, and everyone who attended Neighbors Helping Neighbors 2019 for making this night such a wonderful time. YOU make our community great and we are so honored and grateful to be your neighbor.