GiveBIG Frequently Asked Questions

Our Growing Effort. NEST is now 175 members and 220 volunteers strong. With a monthly average of over 600 volunteer hours, 140+ rides and 24 programs, we can rest assured that the NEST is working. If our current rate of growth continues, this time next year we can expect to have 250 members, 350 volunteers, and be coordinating 200 rides each month.

Help keep NEST personal AND ensure no one in
Northeast Seattle grows older alone.

GiveBIG is all about making giving easy and fun. If you choose to make your tax-deductible donation on Tuesday, May 3rd, the NEST board of directors will stretch your gift by 50%, for a total stretch of up to $6,000. The Seattle Foundation will also stretch your gift from their pool of over $1 million from community donors. Here’s how you can participate.

On May 3rd you can donate….

  1. Online by clicking here. Worried you might forget? You can schedule your donation beginning Monday, April 18th!
  2. With help from the NEST office. Call (206) 525-6378.
  3. In-person at our GiveBIG Community Open House 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the NEST Office, 5751 33rd Avenue NE.

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GiveBIG Frequently Asked Questions

How does GiveBIG work?
from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, May 3rd, GiveBIG is a day when the Seattle foundation stretches donations to nonprofits in our city.  All donations made to NEST through The Seattle Foundation’s website on GiveBIG will receive a percentage of the matching funds (or “stretch”) pool.

Can I schedule my donation ahead of time?
Yes! For the first year, you can schedule your donation starting on April 18th. After you schedule a gift, you will receive a confirmation that your gift has been scheduled. All transactions will be processed on May 3 and at that time you will receive your transactional email receipt.

What is the size of the matching funds (or “stretch”) pool?
The stretch pool for all participating nonprofits in 2015 was over $1 million, thanks to contributions by generous local companies, individual donors and Seattle Foundation.

Do all donations qualify for GiveBIG “stretch” dollars?
The Seattle Foundation will “stretch” all donations up to $2,500 per donor, per organization. The reason that The Seattle Foundation limits the amount that qualifies for the stretch pool is to help these funds go further for organizations that rely on smaller donations.

Forms of Payment
Donations made to GiveBIG through the Seattle Foundation website require a credit card. If you do not have internet access or would like assistance making the payment with your credit card, please call the NEST Office at 206-525-6378. Your gift to NEST is welcome in any form, cash, check or by credit card. Should you wish to donate to NEST on May 3 by cash or check, stop by our Open House from 3-6 pm or mail in your donation to PO Box 51009, Seattle, WA 98115.

What is a Golden Ticket?
A Golden Ticket is an opportunity for a nonprofit organization to receive an additional $1,000 on GiveBIG day. Throughout the day on May 3, donors will be chosen at random from the online donations made through www.seattlefoundation.org to have an additional $1,000 given to the nonprofit that received their donation. Golden Tickets are not part of the stretch pool and are in addition to any portion of the stretch pool an organization receives.

Tax Receipt
All individuals who donate on or before May 3 through the Seattle Foundation will receive a tax receipt via email immediately after their donation is processed.

NEST’s 2015 Annual Report

Judy KinneyEvery day at NEST I am humbled by your generosity, your eagerness to help your neighbors, and your readiness to open the door to new friends. I am so proud that our efforts together have made NEST one of the most active villages nationally.

Review our first ever Annual Report here, and take a moment to celebrate the community we’re building together.

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Check the NEST newsletter and your email inbox to discover how you can join emerging programs, groups and committees in 2016.

I hope you are inspired to continue sharing your gifts with the NEST community this year. Let us know if you want to get involved—whether by scouting new office space, welcoming NEST members, planning programs, or implementing a great idea of your own. Let’s make it happen together.

Call, email or stop by the office. We look forward to seeing you!

Growing Better Together!

What happens everyday at NEST?  Joyful connections between neighbors! Just take a look at these stories we’ve shared during our Annual Giving Campaign.

NEST is for Families

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NEST volunteers lend a hand so that family members can connect in the ways that are most meaningful to them. NEST members Bob and Claire have dinner with their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren three times a week.

The Soup Group

NEST members Ola and Mary hatched the idea for Soup Group earlier this year. They wanted to create an intergenerational space where volunteers and members can connect with and learn from each other over lunch. The Group had it's first meeting in April and has been inspiring us ever since!

NEST members Ola and Mary hatched the idea for Soup Group earlier this year. They wanted to create an intergenerational space where volunteers and members can connect with and learn from each other over lunch. The Group had it’s first meeting in April and has been inspiring us ever since!

Rebekah, Mike, and the Big Tree

August’s windstorm left Rebekah and Mike with a blown-over apple tree. Thanks to a team of 4 wonderful NEST volunteers their yard was debris-free in almost no time.

Jane & Peggy

Jane and Peggy visit over the phone everyday. The first time they met was last month when Jane surprised Peggy with a pizza party for two!

Jane and Peggy visit over the phone everyday. The first time they met was last month when Jane surprised Peggy with a pizza party for two!

The Men’s Group

The NEST Men's Group gets together every Friday for coffee and great conversation

The NEST Men’s Group gets together every Friday for coffee and great conversation

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Mifa, Hannah & Ruby on their way to the grocery store

Mifa, Hannah & Ruby on their way to the grocery store

Make it easy for your neighbors to grow older in the homes and communities they love. Help us reach our Annual Giving goal of 100% participation by Sunday, November 22nd by clicking either of the buttons below.

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Community Connections: 3 ways to get involved this month!

NEST has all the resources, fun, and information you need to kick-off the fall.
Join us for these three FREE events and connect with your community.

District 4 & 5 Candidates’ Forum
Monday, September 21, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
at The Magnuson Park Brig, 6344 NE 74th Street, Room 406
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Second Annual NE Seattle Resource Fair
Saturday, September 26, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
at Aljoya Thornton Place, 450 NE 100th Street
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Speaking of Dying Film Screening
Monday, September 28, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
in the Ravenna Methodist Church Sanctuary, 5751 33rd Avenue NE

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Why Settle for a Job when You can Change the World

We’re looking for our new teammate – NEST AmeriCorps Volunteer!

We’re a creative, energetic, intergenerational team of community builders and coordinators working to connect neighbors and reduce isolation of older adults in NE Seattle. Why?

Recent studies show that loneliness is as risky to your health as smoking and twice as dangerous as being obese. Fortunately, NEST is building a true antidote to loneliness.

Join our team!

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AmeriCorps Member, Cameron, and NEST member, Shirley, celebrate Shirley’s 95th birthday

As NEST’s AmeriCorps volunteer, you play a vital role in building a fun, supportive, intergenerational community. During your service you…

  • Connect our members to NEST’s network of over 300 people, reducing loneliness and improving the health of NE Seattle.
  • Bring the community together by assisting in the development of new programming and implementation of special events and weekly groups.
  • Maintain and grow NEST’s volunteer program through managing current volunteers and recruiting new volunteers.
  • Learn and serve with us and ensure that NEST continues to be a vibrant community organization!
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This is a full time volunteer position. AmeriCorps volunteers receive a stipend, education award, and other benefits from the AmeriCorps program. Our past AmeriCorps volunteers have gone on to great jobs!

Accepting Applications through July 31, 2015

Start date: September 1, 2015

NEST & Casa Latina Group

NEST & Casa Latina get together for Grandparents Day

Please contact Judy Kinney.

Click here to learn more and apply!

 

Meet Your Neighborhood Champions!

These NESTies, our community champions, have a thing or two to teach us about the art of giving and receiving. Their stories may surprise you!

Through your giveBIG donations today, we celebrate our belief in humanity and the life we want to live. Together, we are mighty.

Thank you for remembering NEST in your giveBIG donations today.

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Meet Joe Pearl, mindful volunteer. Joe teaches us that stepping up at the right moment is one of the best ways to give. Click on Joe to learn more.

 

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 Meet Esther, founding NEST member. Asking for help can be hard. Esther teaches us how to ask for help gracefully and with confidence. Read more by clicking on Esther.

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Meet Sharon, volunteering heavyweight. Sharon teaches that giving your time creates meaningful, irreplaceable relationships. Click on Sharon to learn more.

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Meet Mary & DeLoss, NEST members and trailblazers. Mary and DeLoss teach us that the small acts of giving we preform each day are the most important ways we give. Click on Mary & DeLoss to read more.

Learn more about The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG 2015

Thank You!

Hey! Are you really gonna eat that?

Do you wonder if that new diet you’ve heard about is a fact or a fad? Come to the Wellness Party Thursday, April 23rd and find out (just look how much fun we had at January’s Wellness Party)! The theme for April is Nutrition and Wellness, and we’ll have nutrition expert David Edman here to answer all yoIMAG1604ur nutrition related questions!

Equal parts education, conversation, and exercise, NEST is partnering with in-home care experts Right at Home to bring you this monthly series, new for 2015! Wellness Parties are a place where community members come together to learn and to share what it means to grow older in healthy and active ways.

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Parties begin with a presentation from local experts giving the most up-to-date information on topics ranging from heart health to skin care. Presentations are followed by discussion and 30 minutes of low impact exercise lead by Lisa Stuebing of Mud Puddle Fitness.

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Wellness Parties happen the 4th Thursday of every month at Faith Lutheran Church. Bring a friend or neighbor and be well with us, (206) 525-6378 or info@nestseattle.org. Open to the Public. $10 donation for non-NEST members appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Peek: What’s a Wellness Party?

Learn, connect, and be active at this Thursday’s Wellness Party

feel-grand-with-jane-seymour_fb_mediumEqual parts viewing, exercise, and conversation, NEST is partnering with in-home care experts Right at Home to bring you this monthly series, new for 2015! Wellness Parties are a place where community members come together to learn and to share what it means to grow older in healthy and active ways.

Parties begin with an episode of PBS’s new mud-puddle-fitness-logoseries on health and aging, Feel Grand with Jane Seymour, giving the most up-to-date information on topics ranging from heart health to skin care from today’s medical experts. Viewings will be followed by discussion and 30 minutes of low impact exercise lead by Lisa Stuebing of Mud Puddle Fitness.

The first Wellness Party will take on the topic of brain health. Explore the latest groundbreaking research on Alzheimer’s Disease, and learn ways you can keep your brain healthy and active. Click here to see a clip from the Feel Grand Brain Health episode.

Join us for the first installment of the Wellness Party on Thursday, January 22nd at Faith Lutheran Church, (206) 525-6378 or info@nestseattle.org. Open to the Public. $10 donation for non-NEST members appreciated.

Looking to Make a Difference in Northeast Seattle?

No matter what your interests are or what your schedule is like, you can make a difference with NEST. These fun and rewarding NEST projects will leave you feeling gratified and in tune with your community!

Do you like consistent volunteer schedule? Explore these ways to get involved:Marcy MSV

Member Services Volunteer: Member Service Volunteers work in the NEST office to connect NEST members with our volunteer and vendor networks, and end up connecting meaningfully with members themselves! We are seeking a volunteer who is available for a three hour shift Friday mornings between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Friendly Visitor: Have flexible daytime hours? Set up a weekly visit with a NEST member, and help them out with a few chores while you’re there. Play a board game, enjoy lively conversations, and create a lasting friendship with your neighbor, all while helping them keep up with their dishes.

Men’s Group facilitator: Volunteer facilitators help conversation flow easily and evenly in the group, and work closely with NEST staff to develop topics for discussion. Our Men’s Group meets at the NEST office from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm every Friday. These guys love to laugh and are full of amazing stories!

Do you want a more flexible volunteer schedule? Jump into one of these projects:

Cameron and Shirley CNEST Birthday Brigade: These volunteers deliver cupcakes and good cheer to NEST members on their birthdays. Popping by for a quick and festive visit brightens everyone’s day, and usually results in a cute selfie or two!

NEST Special Event Committee: Like planning events? Join the Special Event Committee, and bring our Spring Fundraising Dinner to life! Work closely with NEST staff and committee members to make this annual event a success.2012-10-04 14.15.57-2

Drop in Visitor: Want to visit with NEST members, but don’t have a free hour and half every week? Be a Drop-in visitor, and stop by a member’s house a few times a month for a cup of coffee and a little catching up. Volunteer in your neighborhood, and make a close friend around the block.

Call or email the NEST office at (206) 525-6378 or info@nestseattle.org for more information, or click here to sign up to volunteer with NEST.

Join NEST’s team of volunteers, because we’re always better together!