Every dollar you give now through December 31, 2018 will be matched up to a total of $25,000!

IMPACT Program Partners with 12 Childcare Centers in just Three Months
Launched in September 2018, IMPACT™ (Inclusion Mentorship Program for increasing Access in Childcare Team) has already made a significant impact in King County. The program, which provides training and support to early learning centers so that they can welcome children with special needs, has already added 12 local providers to its roster of partners—including the YMCA of King County.

Your Donations in Action
Inclusive Employment at Value Village
When you give to The Big Blue Truck™, you’re not only keeping clothing and household goods out of landfills; you’re making employment possible for people of all abilities.

With the help of an employment coach from Northwest Center, Dani (shown here with coworker Stephen) has found success at Value Village. When you ask her what she likes best about her job, her answer is: “Everything!”

From Job Readiness Fair to Job at Zulily
Northwest Center and zulily teamed up in 2018 to help Employment Services clients find great jobs. Turns out, one client found that job at zulily itself.

Ted was one of several Northwest Center clients who participated in two Job Readiness Fairs at zulily, where he and other clients received professional headshots (his is shown here) and resume designs from the zulily team and participated in mock interviews.  

10 Years as an Employee and 29 Years with Northwest Center
Emily has been an integral part of the team at Northwest Center Kids for ten years, but she’s been part of the Northwest Center family for much longer than that. An aide at Northwest Center Kids at Chinook, Emily (shown here meeting her idol Lauren Potter) attended the school as a child. 

Meet Anna: Donut Engineer
It takes a lot of skill to become an artisan of donuts, and that’s what Anna is beginning to master. As a “donut engineer” at Retro Donuts in Spokane, one of Anna’s responsibilities is to make sure the sweet treats are filled with delicious creams and jams. It’s a work of art.

Letter from the CEO
As 2018 is quickly comes to a close and we prepare to welcome 2019, I want to THANK YOU for supporting Northwest Center and for helping make our world a more inclusive one! 

More than $130,000 raised at Golden Hearts Luncheon
It was a golden day at the 2018 Golden Hearts Luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle, where attendees gave from their hearts and raised more than $130,000 to support Northwest Center’s school-to-employment Transition Services. Now, more students with disabilities will have the support they need to find the perfect job. 

Join our Online Holiday Drive!
Spread holiday cheer by joining with The Big Blue Truck™ and Northwest Center Kids to purchase clothes, toys and other gifts for families in need. . Please visit our registry to make a purchase.

Drop off your gift to Northwest Center’s West Marginal Way South location or ship to:

Kiwa Nadas
Northwest Center
7272 W Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
Attention: Holiday Drive

All items must be delivered to Northwest Center no later than Wednesday, December 12. Thank you!
Upcoming Events
Seattle Children’s Theatre Sensory Friendly Performance: The Velveteen Rabbit 
Enjoy this adventure-filled adaptation from London’s acclaimed Unicorn Theatre through December 30, with a sensory friendly performance on December 16. Buy tickets at the door by December 7 and present your receipt from a Holiday Drive purchase for a s pecial discount! 

Friday, December 16, 11 a.m. 
Charlotte Martin Theatre
201 Thomas St., Seattle, WA 98109

19th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair and Roundtables
Join Northwest Center to learn about job opportunities and inclusive employment throughout the region.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Seattle Center Pavilion 
305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109

The Derby
Save the date for this premier annual benefit for Northwest Center.

Saturday, April 27, 2019
King Street Ballroom
255 South King St., Seattle WA 98104

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact: philanthropy@nwcenter.org