Project Thrive END OF THE YEAR Fundraising & Food Drive
Purpose: To raise critical funding and specific nonperishable food donations for individuals and families in need in the Sammamish community and beyond as well as for crisis teams (first responders, hospitals, shelters, etc) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding raised will help provide Project Thrive services such as clinical nutrition services, public health education, emergency nutrition/crisis kits, crisis relief, and yoga services at no or low cost along with helping to pay for the nonprofit operating expenses in the first quarter of 2021.
1. Please look at the list of specific nonperishable items needed for this food drive above in the first image. They are food items that are likely organic, low sugar, low saturated fat, low sodium, gluten free, dairy free, and less processed so that it is more whole food oriented to help the brain and body function best in crisis. They are used in creating the Emergency Nutrition/Crisis Kits. If you have nonperishable foods that you would like to donate that are not on this list, just reach out to Jennifer Coomes (Executive Director) at to see if it is needed. If you have nonperishable food you would like to donate, please reach out to Jennifer at the email here to arrange a pick up or drop off time. Masks and required PPE will be worn for any pick up or drop off to support public health guidance for reducing the spread of COVID-19. You can also reach out at 425.505.3090 or reach out here.
2. If you would like to make a secure tax deductible donation to Project Thrive and you do NOT work for Microsoft, you can make your donation through DonorBox HERE.
3. If you do work for Microsoft, Project Thrive is now part of your Employee Matching Giving Program through Benevity. You can go into your portal and make a one time or recurring secure tax deductible donation to Essence Health and Research Foundation (Project Thrive) through Benevity as an employee. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Jennifer Coomes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for participating in this critical fundraising and food drive for Project Thrive! It helps Project Thrive provide these important services and without your help, these services could not reach those in need. Your support in 2020 helped to provide Emergency Nutrition/Crisis Kits to families in need in the Sammamish area as well as helped out the Swedish ER staff in Issaquah, other first responders, and a women's shelter for those homeless and their children. In 2021, the positive impact is planned to go much larger and these donations are the foundation. Thank you so much for your support!
I hope we connect during the Fundraising and Food drive for Project Thrive!
Jennifer Coomes, CN, MSCRM, MS, MS, BA, E-RYT
Executive Director, Project Thrive