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Wednesday Round-Up: Walter Jones Joins GiveBIG WA Online Fundraising Event

The Seahawks Legend is supporting the campaign benefiting more than 1,600 nonprofits across the state of Washington.


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Wednesday, May 6 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

Washington's Largest Philanthropic Giving Day, May 5-6

Together, we can make a difference. That's been the message of Seahawks Legend and Hall of Famer Walter Jones who's rallying the community to support GiveBIG Washington, a 48-hour fundraising event for nonprofits serving and headquartered in Washington State.

Through GiveBIG, individuals, businesses, and organizations unite in bringing healing to our communities. It all starts with selecting a cause you or your company are passionate about. Of the over 1,600 available nonprofits, categories of service include those providing food, shelter, health, and social services; fighting for a more just world, and expanding horizons through art and learning. John and Traci Schneider's Ben's Fund, through FEAT of Washington, helps children with autism reach their full potential and is one of the many great non-profits included.

"For me, I'm (about) feeding people and taking care of family, so I love that part where I can go in every year and find something that catches me," Jones said in an interview with Aaron Levine of Q13 Fox Sunday.

Last year's results showed just how far giving can go when coming together as a community. In 2019, $11.4 million was raised in total with 21,711 unique donors for 1,542 participating nonprofits. Because of GiveBig, nonprofits are able to connect with volunteers while doubling the impact of gifts through donor matching funds.

The campaign kicked off with early giving on April 15 and the 48-hour online event concludes today, May 6. To donate and find your cause, visit today!

"Find something that moves you and that's what you can give to," Jones said. "It's not the amount of money, it's about giving back."

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett who talks about his quarantine experience. "Now that I look back, I realize how busy I was. And so now I've just been trying to take the time to rekindle relationships, whether it's with friends, whether it's with family that I haven't talked to in so long," Lockett said.

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