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What is GiveBIG? What is Washington Gives?

GiveBIG is a statewide fundraising campaign where individuals and organizations come together across Washington to invest in our communities. GiveBIG is hosted in Washington Gives online giving platform and helps individuals, groups, and businesses discover and donate to nonprofits headquartered or serving Washington State.

This year’s GiveBIG kicks off on April 19 with early giving and culminates on May 3 and 4! The official campaign starts on April 19, but donors can donate starting on April 19th, 2022.

We are excited to announce that after serving South Seattle as renters for the past 20 years, we are now in the construction phase of an 8,000 + square foot, $6.6 million facility, EYFO Leadership Enrichment Academy opening in 2023 will serve 130 students. We currently are in a very small space, one room with a bathroom. The new space will have 6 classrooms, a teaching kitchen, a staff lounge, and office space!!! We will also have 2 playgrounds, one for toddler/preschool children and one for school-
age children.

Our Need

We are $2 million away from fully funding this project! We really need your help to close this gap. Will you help us make an impact on the lives of this community? Our students are depending on you more than ever! This year we will use the funds raised to help offset construction costs and provide more college scholarships.

Because of donors like you, in May 2021, the GiveBig event raised $21,095.00. Your donations provided 14 scholarships! Because of you our previous fundraising amount of $4,808 was shattered! We do not take your support for granted. We cannot thank you enough for coming alongside us to make a difference, one child at a time.

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. Your generosity is making a big difference.

Giving is not just about donating. It is about making a difference. You are making a difference in the lives of our community. Our mission is to make a lifelong impact on the lives for equitable treatment of youth by offering multifaceted programming raising up resilient leaders who are empowered to achieve their dreams.  We look forward to your supporting our 2022 GiveBIG Campaign!