Phase 2? Three Fun Ways to Get Together with Friends
Looking for fun ways to get together with friends that feel safe and responsible? Check out our Eat, Drink & Be Generous series. The meal kits are fun–and the time together is entertaining! The feel-good vibes from supporting local businesses and doing something good for the community make these a must-do!
“This is probably the most social we have felt in months and it helped us connect with the community.”–Philip R.
“These events have been a great way to engage with the community. We’re glad to participate and really appreciate the support.”–Donna Moodie, owner, Marjorie
“The Métier Brewery tour was great–supporting the only Black-owned brewery in Washington state and raising money for people struggling in this economic crisis.” –Erick A.
“This is great. I don’t know if I’ve heard our business name on the radio before!”–Chera, founder and co-owner, Hood Famous Bakeshop
“It makes me happy that these events exist.”–Anurag C., Change Maker donor and winner of the first pair of Alaska Airlines tickets.
We’ve partnered with local restaurants–with an emphasis on BIPOC-owned businesses–to support their teams in this tough time and share their good food with donors.
- Get a small group together virtually. Ask a few friends to join you at an upcoming Eat, Drink & Be Generous event (or spring for their tickets) and gather online 30 minutes or so before it starts. Let us know–maybe the chef and host can drop into your call before the show starts!
- Make it a gift. Double down on the Be Generous part and surprise a friend on a birthday, spend some time with mom before Mother’s Day–or thank someone who has been a lifeline over this last year.
- Invite a friend or two over. Vaccinated? Mask up and invite a friend over for a fun evening. (Unmask for the eating and drinking part, of course, just at a distance!).
Thanks to all the fabulous sponsors who make this series possible. Because of them–including Charlie’s Produce, Schultz Family Foundation and PitchBook–all of the money donated at the events go directly to community.
This series of virtual events is centered around good food and raising money to support those most impacted. At United Way, we see the results of systemic racism in the disproportionality affecting persons of color during this crisis—in areas such as homelessness, food insecurity, graduation rates, income inequality.
These events support the Community Relief Fund, helping people stay in their homes, keep food on the table and reach financial stability.
If you have a suggestion of a chef partner or type of event you’d like to see—or are interested in hosting a team-building event like Google, DocuSign and Accenture have done—please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.