Giving Back in Seattle Southside
Seattle Southside is not only home to great views, a variety of versatile meeting spaces and plenty of adventures in the great outdoors, but also offers countless opportunities to give back to the community. Here are some of the unique and fun ways groups can volunteer during their next meeting or event in our region.
BEST Alliance: Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking
Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking, or BEST Alliance, is a non-profit organization that Seattle Southside RTA works with to end human trafficking. Since the foundation’s launch in 2012, BEST has provided awareness, consultation, and training to employers in a variety of sectors: hospitality, information technology, oil and gas, and tourism. Planners can invite this group to speak at their conferences to raise awareness.
Donate to & Volunteer at Area Food Banks
Groups can help feed the hungry members of the local community by donating food or volunteering at area food banks and pantries—including the Des Moines Area Food Bank, Community Pantry at Highline College and Tukwila Pantry.
Help Restore Local Parks
The Duwamish Hill Preserve serves as an outdoor classroom for students, a gathering place for restoration volunteers and an example of a successful partnership between community members and public and private partners. Is your group looking to give back while team building? Tukwila Parks and Recreation also joined Green Cities Partnership for a program called “Green Tukwila,” a regional initiative that will care for public parks and natural open spaces across the city. Members can help arrange for work parties at their parks—including 2021 volunteer restoration and litter clean-up. Restoration is a great way to build healthy relationships through a new experience while getting all the benefits of being in nature.
Team Building + Volunteer Work at Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens
Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens is a wonderful space for work parties, volunteer events and team building. Volunteer opportunities abound at the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden. Whether you are an individual or part of a larger corporate or community group, the Garden is a great way to help build friendships and community.
Or Attend a Local Charitable Event....
There are plenty of ways for groups to give back to the community during their meeting, event or reunion in Seattle Southside. Here are some local organizations that host annual charitable events open to everyone.
Take the Plunge - Held Annually New Years Day, January 1
A polar bear plunge is an event held during the winter where participants enter a body of water despite the low temperature. Held each New Year’s Day, the Angle Lake Polar Bear Plunge is held to celebrate the new year and raise money for a charitable organization.
Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival - Held Annually in August
Enjoy a day on the shores of Puget Sound with your group at the annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival. Listen and dance to the tunes of some of the most outstanding blues artists in the Pacific Northwest while helping Rotary of Des Moines & Normandy Park fund its local charitable projects.
Interested in Giving Back With Your Group?
Reach out to our Business Development Manager, Noelle Cueto, for assistance. Noelle can connect you with community partners and help make arrangements for your group to give back during their next meeting, event or reunion in Seattle Southside.