We’re always better together. Need proof? Just take a look at these stories of community and connection from NEST members and volunteers, shared during GiveBIG 2016. Click the images to see more.
Ladies Lunch – Keeping Friends Close and the Calendar Full
A Trip to Kitsap – Staying in Touch with What Matters Most
Poetry Appreciation – Sharing Passions and Building Relationships
Program Committee – Leading the Way
Day of Service – Connecting Neighbors of All Ages
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….
- Online by clicking here. Worried you might forget? You can schedule your donation beginning Monday, April 18th!
- With help from the NEST office. Call (206) 525-6378.
- In-person at our GiveBIG Community Open House 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the NEST Office, 5751 33rd Avenue NE.
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.
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.
Every 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.
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!
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
The Soup Group
Rebekah, Mike, and the Big Tree
Jane & Peggy
The Men’s Group
Hannah, Mifa & Ruby
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.
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.
Speaking of Dying Film Screening
Monday, September 28, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
in the Ravenna Methodist Church Sanctuary, 5751 33rd Avenue NE
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.
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!
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
Please contact Judy Kinney.
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.
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.
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.
Meet Sharon, volunteering heavyweight. Sharon teaches that giving your time creates meaningful, irreplaceable relationships. Click on Sharon to learn more.
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.