*RENTON, Wash. *- The Seattle Seahawks announced today the team will donate 12% of sales for all blankets purchased in December at the four Seahawks retail stores to Cocoon House, a non-profit that provides outreach, housing and prevention services to homeless and at-risk youth and their families in Snohomish County.
The blanket donation supports a campaign, launched this week in partnership with team owner Paul G. Allen, to invest in programs and organizations that are doing innovative and effective work to help stop the cycle of homelessness in the community. Throughout the month of December, every dollar donated to Cocoon House will be matched by Paul Allen.
The four Seahawks retail stores are located at CenturyLink Field, downtown Seattle, Renton Landing and Alderwood Mall. Fans will also be able to make an in-store donation at check-out.
Fans are encouraged to make a donation to the campaign online here or by texting TEAM to 91999.
In addition, the team will once again offer one-of-a-kind Seahawks themed tote bags at all four retail locations. The eco-friendly bags were made from recycled stadium and event banners. All proceeds from the tote bag sales will be designated to the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV). The upcycled bags are full-size, grocery-style totes and sell for $22. The bags are durable, strong and water resistant.
"We are so appreciative of this support from the Seattle Seahawks," said Kelly Starr, Managing Director of the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. "We all have a role to play in promoting healthy, respectful relationships. These tote bags give 12s the unique opportunity to join the Seahawks in supporting our work and taking a stand against domestic violence."
<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">About Cocoon House</span>
<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Cocoon House a non-profit that provides outreach, housing and prevention services to homeless and at-risk youth and their families in Snohomish County. The mission of Cocoon House is to empower young people, families, and the community to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing and prevention. Visit http://www.cocoonhouse.org/ for more information.</span>
<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">About Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV)</span>
<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Founded in 1990 by survivors of domestic violence and their allies, the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a non-profit network of over 70 domestic violence advocacy programs across the state of Washington. They improve how communities respond to domestic violence and work to create a social intolerance for abuse. Their work includes research, training and technical assistance, producing educational tools, promoting domestic violence awareness, and public policy advocacy. To learn more, visit http://wscadv.org/.</span>