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NEST is looking for volunteers

November 10th, 2015 by Mike

This post courtesy of our sister site WedgwoodView.

NEST is searching for friendly and enthusiastic new volunteers to engage in a variety of activities.

North East Seattle Together (NEST), is a local non-profit building a sustainable, inter-generational community in NE Seattle. They exist to support neighbors helping neighbors grow older in their homes with confidence, joy, and peace of mind.

By acting as a resource to connect volunteers with members, they encourage the use of your personal skills & interests to make a difference in your community. The possibilities are endless.

Volunteering happens based around your own schedule and availability.

Give them a call or send them an email and they would love to answer all of your questions.

You can contact them at 206-525-6378 or info@nestseattle.org

Visit their website nestseattle.org for more information or to apply under “Volunteer Opportunities.”

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A few tickets remain for Saturday's dinner with Steve Scher

May 6th, 2015 by Mike

A popular northeast Seattle event is this Saturday evening, and a few tickets remain.

The event is NEST’s annual community dinner, this time featuring northeast resident Steve Scher of KUOW fame.

The dinner is a fund-raiser for NEST – North East Seattle Together. It will be held Saturday, May 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 8208 18th Ave. N.E.

Previous spring benefit dinners have sold out, last year’s with 146 people and the previous year with more than 130.

NEST is a  local non-profit organization offering neighborhood support, enriching programs and trusted resources that enable aging northeast Seattle residents to remain in their homes and to engage meaningfully in our community.

Individual tickets to the dinner and program are $75, of which $50 will be tax deductible. To register online, go to the NEST website and click on the red “click for tickets” image in the middle of  the page.

For other payment options, or for more information about NEST or this event, contact Judy Kinney, NEST executive director, at judy@nestseattle.org, 206-525-6378, or visit www.nestseattle.org.

Disclosure: Mike, the author of this post, is a NEST incorporator and previous board president.

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A few tickets remain for Saturday’s dinner with Steve Scher

May 6th, 2015 by Mike

A popular northeast Seattle event is this Saturday evening, and a few tickets remain.

The event is NEST’s annual community dinner, this time featuring northeast resident Steve Scher of KUOW fame.

The dinner is a fund-raiser for NEST – North East Seattle Together. It will be held Saturday, May 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 8208 18th Ave. N.E.

Previous spring benefit dinners have sold out, last year’s with 146 people and the previous year with more than 130.

NEST is a  local non-profit organization offering neighborhood support, enriching programs and trusted resources that enable aging northeast Seattle residents to remain in their homes and to engage meaningfully in our community.

Individual tickets to the dinner and program are $75, of which $50 will be tax deductible. To register online, go to the NEST website and click on the red “click for tickets” image in the middle of  the page.

For other payment options, or for more information about NEST or this event, contact Judy Kinney, NEST executive director, at judy@nestseattle.org, 206-525-6378, or visit www.nestseattle.org.

Disclosure: Mike, the author of this post, is a NEST incorporator and previous board president.

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Come to Wednesday's Summer Social in the park (and bring a couple cans of food)

July 29th, 2014 by Mike

The 19th Annual Maple Leaf Summer Social kicks off Wednesday, running from 7 -9 p.m.

This year, it’s back in the Maple Leaf Family Terrace (the playground area of Maple Leaf Reservoir Park).

That means sprinklers probably won’t interrupt the fun. This time.

This year, also bring along a can or two for the North Helpline food bank, which will have a table at the social, as will North East Seattle Together.

We’ll be there, too.

For more information on what to bring to the food bank, click here.

For more information about the social, try the Friends for a Greater Maple Leaf Park Facebook page.

The playground is at Northeast 83rd Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast.

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Come to Wednesday’s Summer Social in the park (and bring a couple cans of food)

July 29th, 2014 by Mike

The 19th Annual Maple Leaf Summer Social kicks off Wednesday, running from 7 -9 p.m.

This year, it’s back in the Maple Leaf Family Terrace (the playground area of Maple Leaf Reservoir Park).

That means sprinklers probably won’t interrupt the fun. This time.

This year, also bring along a can or two for the North Helpline food bank, which will have a table at the social, as will North East Seattle Together.

We’ll be there, too.

For more information on what to bring to the food bank, click here.

For more information about the social, try the Friends for a Greater Maple Leaf Park Facebook page.

The playground is at Northeast 83rd Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast.

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Today is GiveBIG day – support your local charities

May 6th, 2014 by Mike

Today is GiveBIG day, the day to donate to your favorite nonprofit charities, and have your dollars “stretched” by The Seattle Foundation.

Each donation up to $5,000 per donor, per organization, made to the 1,600 nonprofit organizations profiled on The Seattle Foundation’s website between midnight and midnight Pacific Time today, May 6, 2014, will receive a prorated portion of The Seattle Foundation’s matching funds, or “stretch pool.” The amount of the “stretch” depends on how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. As long as you have access to the web and a credit card, you can participate!

To donate, go here. Or act on any of the many emails you’ve probably received this week from nonprofits.

Local non-profits we’ve heard from this week include:

The Maple Leaf Community Council, which has declared May its Membership Month. Their link is here.

North East Seattle Together (NEST) which supports seniors and building community. That link is here. Disclosure: the editor is a member of the NEST board.

Seattle Neighborhood Farmer’s Markets, here.

The Northwest Puppet Center, here.

Seattle Audubon Society, here.

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NEST hosts community dinner with Nancy Pearl, KUOW's Steve Scher

February 28th, 2014 by Mike

Next month brings the return of a popular northeast Seattle event – NEST’s community dinner with Nancy Pearl and friends.

The dinner is a fund-raiser for NEST – North East Seattle Together. It will be held Sunday, March 30, from 5-8 p.m.

Pearl – an international literary star – is being joined by a radio host who often interviews her,  Steve Scher of KUOW  public radio. Both live in northeast Seattle.

They will be talking about books – their current favorites and the ones that played a significant role in their lives.

Last year’s event, also featuring Pearl,  filled the hall. More than 130 people, 24 volunteers and 18 businesses contributed, raising over $20,000 to support NEST,  a local non-profit organization offering neighborhood support, enriching programs and trusted resources that enable aging northeast Seattle residents to remain in their homes and to engage meaningfully in our community.

This year’s community event, titled “NE Seattle Treasures,” is at Faith Lutheran Church, 8208 18th Ave. N.E.

Individual tickets to the dinner and program are $75, a portion of which will be tax deductible. To register online, go to the NEST website and click on the event image in the middle of page. To pay by check, please send a check to NEST, PO Box 51009, Seattle, WA 98115 and include a note with (1) the name of each ticket holder, (2) your address and phone number.

For more information about NEST or this event, contact Judy Kinney, NEST executive director, at judy@nestseattle.org, 206.525.6378, or visit www.nestseattle.org.

Disclosure: Mike, the author of this post, is also the current NEST board president.

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NEST hosts community dinner with Nancy Pearl, KUOW’s Steve Scher

February 28th, 2014 by Mike

Next month brings the return of a popular northeast Seattle event – NEST’s community dinner with Nancy Pearl and friends.

The dinner is a fund-raiser for NEST – North East Seattle Together. It will be held Sunday, March 30, from 5-8 p.m.

Pearl – an international literary star – is being joined by a radio host who often interviews her,  Steve Scher of KUOW  public radio. Both live in northeast Seattle.

They will be talking about books – their current favorites and the ones that played a significant role in their lives.

Last year’s event, also featuring Pearl,  filled the hall. More than 130 people, 24 volunteers and 18 businesses contributed, raising over $20,000 to support NEST,  a local non-profit organization offering neighborhood support, enriching programs and trusted resources that enable aging northeast Seattle residents to remain in their homes and to engage meaningfully in our community.

This year’s community event, titled “NE Seattle Treasures,” is at Faith Lutheran Church, 8208 18th Ave. N.E.

Individual tickets to the dinner and program are $75, a portion of which will be tax deductible. To register online, go to the NEST website and click on the event image in the middle of page. To pay by check, please send a check to NEST, PO Box 51009, Seattle, WA 98115 and include a note with (1) the name of each ticket holder, (2) your address and phone number.

For more information about NEST or this event, contact Judy Kinney, NEST executive director, at judy@nestseattle.org, 206.525.6378, or visit www.nestseattle.org.

Disclosure: Mike, the author of this post, is also the current NEST board president.

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Few tickets left for NEST event with Nancy Pearl

March 20th, 2013 by Mike

There are still a few tickets left for this Sunday’s dinner with uber-librarian Nancy Pearl.

The event, from 5-8 p.m. March 24, is in part a celebration of North East Seattle Together’s one-year anniversary of launching its non-profit senior services.

Most of the cost of the event is tax-deductible.

For more information about NEST or this event, contact Judy Kinney, NEST executive director, at judy@nestseattle.org, 206.525.6378, or visit www.nestseattle.org.

Disclosure: Mike, the author of this post, is also a NEST board member.

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NEST – the virtual village for seniors – celebrates anniversary with Nancy Pearl public event

February 23rd, 2013 by Mike

The year-old senior “village” that supports seniors in their own homes  is celebrating its anniversary next month with an evening with Seattle librarian Nancy  Pearl.

In its first year providing services, 55 people between the ages of 60-98 have become members of North East Seattle Together (NEST).

Esther, a 77-year-old Ravenna resident said, “I feel so relieved since joining NEST. Over the past year, I have gained confidence in asking for help. Now I am developing a list of things that I am not going to do on my own. I feel confident in calling and asking NEST for help.”

Transportation, social connections, technology assistance and household maintenance are members’ top requests. To date, more than 100 volunteers have been trained to support NEST members with errands, household tasks, and rides to medical appointments, the hairdresser, or the grocery store.

Volunteer Sharon Greenberg says, “NEST members do not sit around watching TV all day.”

NEST, a 501(c)3 non-profit, serves seniors in the area roughly from Northgate Way south to the ship canal, and from Interstate 5 east to Lake Washington.

NEST is celebrating its first anniversary with “An Evening with Nancy Pearl” held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, March 24th.  For more information about NEST or this event, contact Judy Kinney, NEST executive director, at judy@nestseattle.org, 206.525.6378, or visit www.nestseattle.org.

Disclosure: Mike, the author of this post, is also a NEST board member.

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