By Karen UlvestadSeattle is a great place to attend a fundraiser or gala to support local non-profits. The variety ranges from helping animals and dis-advantage youth to Seattle Children’s Hospital and AIDS/HIV orphans in Africa. These events give generously to their causes. Each is a great opportunity to give to the community, support a cause, and enjoy a great event.

PAWS Wild Night
Fremont Studio
155 N. 35th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
www.paws.orgDate: April 8, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

PAWS Wild Night is the biggest annual fundraiser for PAWS. The evening is filled with an animal-friendly dinner, wine, a silent and a live auctions, and fundraising for the animals (both domestic and wild). The evening starts with the VIP Champagne reception, and the gala starts at 6 p.m. Tickets for the event are $175 for individuals, $1750 for a table of 10, and VIP tickets are $350 for individuals, $3,500 for a table of 10.

Work Force Development Center 5th Annual Golf Tournament
Nile Shrine Golf Course
6601 244th St. S.W.
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
(425) 349-1800
www.eventbrite.comDate: July 21, 2017 at 8 a.m.

The Work Force Development Center (WFDC) 5th Annual Golf Tournament is being held at the Nile Shrine Golf Course in Mountlake Terrace. This event is supporting WFDC  grow, and help more at-risk, special needs, and economically challenged youth succeed. WFDC helps these youth graduate high-school, and life skills. They encourage a strong work ethic, teach vocational skills, and self sufficiency. Tickets for the event range in cost from $20 to 3,000.

Vintage Fashion Show & Luncheon
Grace Lutheran Church
22975 24th Ave. S.
Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 987-2000
www.seattlechildrens.orgDate: April 20, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

The Vintage Fashion Show and Luncheon is a fund-raiser for Seattle Children’s Hospital. The spring luncheon is an annual event, and this year it is with a vintage fashion show. Lunch is served during the fashion show. It is $30 per person to attend this event, and all of the proceeds go to uncompensated care at the hospital. Usually, the event includes a family speaking, that has benefited from the programs at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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A Night In Africa Gala
The Westin Bellevue
600 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98004
(801) 452-1921
www.rosesandrosemary.orgDate: June 3, 2017 at 6 p.m.

A Night In Africa Gala is being held at The Westin Bellevue this year. The gala is an evening of stories, a great dinner, and drinks. The proceeds go to supporting orphans in Africa who have been affected by the AIDS and HIV epidemic. The organization is Roses and Rosemary, a non-profit, and they work in 4 countries with 9 different locations. Tickets for the gala are $145. Tickets are available on

Wanderlust 108
Lake Sammamish State Park
2000 N.W. Sammamish Road
Issaquah, WA 98027
(855) 926-3375
www.wanderlust.comDate: May 21, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.

The annual Wanderlust 108 is being held on the east side at Lake Sammamish State Park. This is a heart-centered triathlon, and proceeds benefit charity. This triathlon is built from a 5K run or walk, outdoor Yoga, and guided Meditation. Tickets for this unique event are $21 to $45.08, and $1.08 of each ticket sold goes to charity. The charity for this years event is not chosen at the time of writing this article. It will be posted on their website at a later date.

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