Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Annual Appeal passes 20K!

On behalf of Rebuilding Together Seattle and the Board of Directors, I am thrilled to announce that our 2009-2010 Annual Appeal has passed the $20,000 mark! This year, our goal for the Appeal was $17,000. During the final week of December, RTS has received enough donations to carry us past our goal.

RTS continues to thank our many generous donors who have given so much to our organization, and looks forward to announcing a final total in 2010.

We hope you have a very Happy New Year!

-The RTS Staff & Board

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Annual Appeal passes the 11K mark!

The Rebuilding Together Seattle Staff & Board is thrilled to announce that the RTS Annual Appeal has reached $11,240!

We look forward to the remainder of the Appeal, including donations in December and January, followed by the Youth Board's annual appeal, which will start in February 2010.

We are grateful for the generosity of so many donors during the holiday season. Thank you for your support! Together, we can make a difference.

Monday, December 14, 2009

RTS Annual Appeal reaches 7K!

RTS sends a BIG THANKS to the more than 50 donors who have given to our 2009-2010 Annual Appeal! Thanks to your generosity, we have raised over $7,500 to benefit the programs of RTS.

To join other supporters from Rebuilding Together Seattle in the Annual Appeal, you can donate online, or mail a check to: 811 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109.

Thanks for your support!

-The RTS Staff & Board

“Thank you very much for making our house beautiful and safe. We appreciate every day for your most sincere work done.” –Victor & Mary, South Seattle

“It has made my heart glad to know there are so many great people who give so much. I won’t forget them and I will be thankful every day I wake up in the home I love.” – Claudia, Ballard

“Your help was greatly appreciated in more ways than one. You all should be commended for the help you give others who can no longer do it themselves. P.S. No, I never did climb up on the dumpster again!”
– Marjorie & Leo, SeaTac

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Steve Harvey's Morning Show talks Kickoff to Rebuild!

Steve Joyce, CEO of Choice Hotels, a national sponsor for the Rebuilding Together affiliate network, went on The Steve Harvey Morning Show to talk about Rebuilding Together's upcoming Kickoff to Rebuild Event. The Steve Harvey Morning Show entertains 7 million listeners on its airwaves and the show is carried in 64 markets around the country!

Listen now to Steve Harvey and Steve Joyce talk about Kickoff to Rebuild and Rebuilding Together's mission.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Give AND Get - the RTS Annual Appeal & YPS Social!

As you may already know, in November, Rebuilding Together Seattle started our Annual Appeal, to raise funds for costs associated with our home repair program. This year, our goal is to raise $17,000. We have already reached $6,215.00 in just one month, with the help of 39 donors, including former board members, volunteers, and YPS members.

This year, RTS is asking friends of our organization to consider participating in the Annual Appeal. Every dollar donated by Young Professionals Society (YPS) members will go toward exclusive funds for YPS, including service project materials, meetings food, event expenses, and awards. Every dollar donated by friends of the Youth Board will go toward exclusive YB funds.

Our Holiday Social (Hosted by YPS) is just around the corner: Thursday, December 17th at the George & Dragon Pub. All event attendees who participate in the annual appeal by making a donation of $15.00 or more to Rebuilding Together Seattle (before or on the 17th) will be awarded with a free drink ticket at the social (if you can’t make it to the social we’ll treat you at the next one!) Individuals who donate $30.00or more will be awarded with TWO free drink tickets.

Thank you for your consideration and support. Please know that every donation makes a difference, large or small. If you prefer writing a check, donations can be mailed to: 811 Harrison St, Seattle, 98109.


The RTS Board & Staff

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

RTS begins the Annual Appeal 2009!

As you may already know, in November, our organization started our Annual Appeal. Our Board, Staff, and volunteers are asking our friends, family, and colleagues to consider making a donation to RTS, to help with the rising costs associated with our home repair program.

We hope you’ll consider joining the 36 donors who have already made a donation to RTS, to help us meet our goal this year of $17,000!

This year, RTS plans to complete 45 projects with the help of our donors and volunteers. We hope you’ll join us in this effort!


Donations can also be mailed to: 811 Harrison St, Seattle 98109.

Thank you for your support of our organization.

Monday, November 30, 2009

YPS Holiday Social! 12-17-09!

Join friends of Rebuilding Together Seattle’s Young Professionals Society for our annual Holiday Social!

THURS - DEC 17TH - 7-9 PM
George & Dragon Pub:
206 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103-8611
(206) 545-6864

Stop by for a casual gathering to meet members & friends of YPS. Happy hour at the George & Dragon ends at 6pm, so if you want to show up earlier for $1 off pints & wells, feel free. There will be a designated area for our group (the raised seating area on the left).

Please bring your friends!

For more information see our facebook event.

-Rebuilding Together Seattle

YPS November service project a success!

Rebuilding Together Seattle thanks the 20+ members of the RTS Young Professionals Society, who showed up for the rainy November 7th Service Day in Fremont. Thank you for making a big impact on our clients' lives!

The RTS News! Fall 2009

RTS is thankful for a great fall and winter season. To view our most recent newsletter and hear about exciting stories at RTS, including the Honeywell Fall project, visit: http://rtseattle.org/RTSeattleFall09.pdf

Monday, June 22, 2009

YPS Meeting June 17

Just in case you missed it...

Congratulations, Andrea Genord, for receiving the RTS Director's Award for your exceptional leadership to RTS this year.

Welcome Fiscal Year 2010 YPS Executive Team! President: Christian Nossum, Co-Vice Presidents: Claire Karlberg & Ray Loyola

THANK YOU FY2009 Exec Team! Zach Oliver, Jenny Levesque, and Claire Karlberg (more to come!)

Thank you to the YPS members who brought raffle prizes to the meeting for "RTS Down Under"!

Just a reminder:
THIS SATURDAY is the long awaited "RTS Down Under" at the Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub (7pm to close). If you are able to get a raffle prize, please email Margie by this Wednesday to confirm your item. Please check out the facebook event ("RTS Down Under") for updated event information, and remember to invite your friends!

The $10.00 suggested donation will get you & your friends: access to drink specials, free steak sandwich, free RTS bracelet & 1 free raffle ticket.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Spring Newsletter

*This is a summary of the newsletter, if you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Margie Thirlby, mthirlby@rtseattle.org

1. Spring Rebuild Day – April 25th – 23 Projects from Sea Tac to Shoreline with an estimated 350 improvements. Even “First Gentleman” Mike Gregoire stopped by one site.

Fall Rebuild Day is Scheduled for October 3, 2009

2. O’Dea Boys were put to work – 40 volunteers from O’Dea High School volunteered through RTS to help Parkview Services. These boys had so much fun, they’ll be back to volunteer in 2010.

3. On June 6, Curtsy Bella Boutique hosted “Shop for a Cause”, where 10% of all sales were donated back to RTS.

4. Set a calendar reminder for September 25th – Holes for Homes Charity Golf Tourney

5. 2009 marks the 13th year of partnership between RTS and the Center for Spiritual Living – Thanks for your continued support

Monday, June 1, 2009

Rebuilding Together Seattle

RTS provides donated repair services for homeowners in need so they can continue to live independently in warmth and safety.

How Do We Do It?All work is done by volunteers at no cost to the homeowner. Corporations, individuals and other groups sponsor or donate funds or materials to cover project and operational costs.

Members of RTS and YPS are highly motivated, engrained in the community, love to give back, and yet still have way too much fun.

Through this blog, you can find information regarding general RTS business, Young Professionals Society events and news, as well as Youth Board events and news.