Nonprofit of the Month: Free2Luv

Ten-year-old Free2Luv is a national award-winning youth development nonprofit, with a mission is to “transform the bullied to brave, celebrate individuality and save lives through the arts.” Here, Tonya Sandis, founder and CEO, discusses EXPRESS IT!, the nonprofit’s pledge and its one-of-a-kind merch.

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Cliff Has Your Back Program

Just in time for the new school year, Bellevue-based Ascend Hospitality Group partnered with former Seahawk and Super Bowl champion Cliff Avril and the Cliff Avril Family Foundation to launch the Cliff Has Your Back program. This collab provides underprivileged children with a custom-designed backpack, filled with supplies.

Schramsberg Vineyards Winemaker Dinner

Auction of Washington Wines Event Series

Auction of Washington Wines (AWW), a Seattle-based nonprofit that advances awareness of the Washington wine industry, has announced its 2021 event series, featuring both virtual and intimate in-person opportunities. In addition to championing the Washington wine industry, the series will also support Seattle Children’s and the WSU Viticulture and Enology program.