Seattle Milk Fund’s
Saturday, December 7, 2013
at Macy’s downtown
1601 3rd Avenue
Stewart Street Room
9:00 am – noon
Thousands of cookies, by the dozens, will be scooped up by happy shoppers!
Kiddos will be entertained with Arts, Crafts and Activities!
Raffle Drawings will be held!!
A Holiday Entertaining Cooking Demonstration
by Macy’s Culinary Council Chef Johnny Iuzzini!!!
Chef Johnny, one of the country’s most celebrated and innovative pastry chefs, began an interest in the pastry arts at the age 17, and as Johnny’s fascination grew, he began assisting and eventually cemented his desire to pursue a career as a pastry chef full time.
Johnny has appeared on Top Chef as a guest judge and makes numerous television appearances on The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, and Today in NY among others. In May 2006, The James Beard Foundation awarded Johnny “Outstanding Pastry Chef of the Year” and Johnny’s first cookbook, Dessert Fourplay, was published in 2008.
After shopping Seattle Milk Fund’s CookieFest, stick around with Chef Johnny for a holiday entertaining cooking demonstration at 11:30am, when Chef Johnny will demonstrate and sample lime shortbread, salted fudge cookies and Johnny’s sugar cookies. Space is limited and registration is free, but PRE-registration is required!.
And, Chef Johnny’s Salted Fudge Cookies, presented by Tom Douglas Catering, will be available as one of your CookieFest purchases! Additionally…with a Macy’s purchase of $35 or more in the Home department, receive a $10 Macy’s Gift Card, a special holiday gift and a copy of Chef Iuzzini cookbook Dessert Fourplay, which he will sign following the demonstration.
CookieFest purchases can be made by credit, debit, check, cash, Macy’s Credit or Macy’s Gift Cards.
Thank you to all of our fabulous bakers and culinary schools:
Alki Bakery, Arctic Club, Bothell High School Culinary Arts, Chef Johnny Iuzzini, Columbia City Bakery, Grand Hyatt Seattle, Hoffman’s Fine Pastries, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Seattle, Little Rae’s, Macy’s Catering, Morfey’s Cake Shop, Newport High School Culinary Arts, On Safari Foods, PCC Natural Market, Renton Tech College Professional Baking Program, Schwartz Brothers Bakery, Seattle’s Own Shortbread, Shorewood High Culinary Program, Sugee’s Box Lunch, Tom Douglas Catering, West Seattle High School ProStart and WOW Baking Company!
Dear Seattle Milk Fund members and friends,
I write this letter to you with a mixture of emotions. Our current Executive Director Traci Russell will be leaving us on November 8th. Over the past four and a half years Traci has helped Seattle Milk Fund clarify its mission, create lasting infrastructure and improve everything we do. We are grateful for her dedication, hard work and her unflagging integrity.
We wish Traci much success in her new position, where she will build on her current skills and grow in the next step of her career. She leaves a wonderful legacy behind her. Seattle Milk Fund has been helping families for one hundred and six years. I fully expect us to be serving families for the next century.
It is an exciting journey at Seattle Milk Fund. The Executive committee has formed a search committee. For the short term I will be acting as Executive Director. Please feel free to address any questions to me. I am eager to see what good things our next Executive Director will bring to us.
We appreciate the continued support of our members, volunteers, donors and foundations. It takes a community to make the lasting impact that Seattle Milk Fund enables. We couldn’t do it without you.
President, Board of Trustees
Seattle Milk Fund
Anyone interested in the position should apply through the job posting on Craigslist:
As Summer comes to an end, fall and winter are on its coat tails, which means it’s the time of year that Seattle Milk Fund gears up for our busiest volunteer season. With the need to fulfill more than 100 roles between four events and projects from Homecoming to CookieFest and Thanksgiving to Holiday Drives, fall to winter creates opportunities for Seattle Milk Fund and community members to fill rewarding positions that give back to their community.
Roles vary from coordinating a Thanksgiving Food or Holiday Gift Drive, to greeting guests or customers at Homecoming and CookieFest, registration, cookie booth clerk, check out, runners, raffle and game sellers and so much more. Many roles are tons of fun and require no previous experience. Those interested should contact Heather@seattlemilkfund.org to find out more about the roles available.
Thanks for considering supporting families and reducing the likelihood a child is raised in poverty!
CookieFest is Back and Tastier than Ever!! Seattle Milk Fund, in coordination with Macy’s, is bringing CookieFest back. Shop among thousands of delicious cookies from more than 20 of Puget Sound’s best bakeries and culinary schools (see list below). And, support Seattle Milk Fund with your purchase and contributions!
As one of King County’s longest standing nonprofits, and Seattle’s only nonprofit supporting families in need by providing childcare grants, we are lifting families up by supporting a parent’s return to full-time college in order to achieve an Associates or Bachelors Degree and improve their family’s future. Your support at CookieFest on December 7th will help families today and for generations to come. As we know, that parents who achieve a college degree are more likely to have children who follow in their footsteps.
Each year, we count on the generosity and participation of our local bakers and volunteers to make CookieFest the holiday festivity it is. We’ll have arts and crafts, and special activities for the little ones while you shop your heart out for the best cookies of the day. Purchase by the dozen: $18.00, or individually for $2.00 each. Donations accepted in addition to and in lieu of a cookie purchases. Forms of payment include cash, check, credit or debit cards.
Where: Seattle’s Downtown Macy’s Store / 1601 3rd Ave. / Stewart St. Room (3rd Floor)
When: Saturday, December 7th
Hours: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Volunteer Hours: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
You’ll be amazed…as thousands of treats are reduced to crumbs by noon!
So, Run, Don’t Walk and Deck the Halls…with Cookies and Holiday Treats!!!
Thank you to our fabulous bakers: Alki Bakery, Arctic Club, Borracchini’s, Bothell High School Culinary Arts, Columbia City Bakery, Grand Hyatt Seattle,
Hoffman’s Fine Pastries, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Seattle , Little Rae’s Bakery, Macy’s Catering, Morfey’s Cake Shop, Nana Rose’s Old Fashioned Cobbler Bars, Newport High School Culinary Arts, On Safari Foods, PCC Natural Market, Renton Tech College Professional Baking Program,
Schwartz Brothers Bakery, Seattle’s Own Shortbread, Shorewood High School Culinary Program, Sugee’s Box Lunch, West Seattle High School ProStart,
WOW Baking Company
Contact Heather Giron Fritts for more details.
Heather@seattlemilkfund.org or 206.729.2304
Due to Internet connectivity outages, the staff is working off-site. We hope that our communication lines will be back up to normal by Monday so that we may return to the office.
Please be aware that this may also be effecting our phone lines.
STUDENTS: please hold off on FAXING any paperwork until next week. You can still scan and email but faxing may not be reliable. You are also welcome to leave applications in the mailbox, it is secure.
WAITLISTED students should communicate entirely by email with Mary, the committee director. She will be coordinating interview assignments and will want to stay connected.
Beginning a 1907 journey as the Fruit and Flower Mission, when efforts mostly included delivering fruit and flowers to local hospitals, years turned into decades and names evolved from the Fruit and Flower Mission to today’s Seattle Milk Fund. Although time would not stand still, the agency’s mission stood strong, never wavering from providing continuous support to meet the surrounding community’s needs.
Every step of the journey was paved with worthwhile volunteerism embracing the community and fulfilling needs for more than a century. Many SMF volunteers and members doing so for decades. In 1990, to show appreciation to these incredible community members making SMF’s work possible, each and every day, Seattle Milk Fund instituted a yearly Fruit and Flower Award. Given annually, the Fruit and Flower Award recognizes an individual whose dedication and effortless volunteering exceeds those around them. On occasion recognition includes not one, but two outstanding volunteers. This year was such a year and SMF was blessed with two incredibly giving, longtime members to shower with appreciation.
Carolyn Baker and Jennie Rogers
SMF’s 2012 Fruit and Flower Award Recipient, Debbie Geddes, honored these two longtime members and friends, as she inspired a roomful of more than 60 members, volunteers and friends gathered, at the renowned Seattle Yacht Club, for this year’s SMF Luncheon. In appreciation of her two incredible fellow members, Debbie opened with Carolyn’s support and dedication as an SMF member, for more than 30 years.
Carolyn Baker has held every circle position within the Terese Smith Howard Circle more than once, worked on individual, circle and all-city projects, from the fall bazaar and craft fair making Santas to garage sales. For many repeat years, while as TSH Circle Chair, Carolyn inspired circle participant’s significant participation in the SMF wreath sales, including coordinating the tying of wired ribbon bows, and the ongoing construction of the hundreds of annual wreaths to fulfill all SMF holiday wreath orders. This past November, working closely with SMF Staff through Carolyn’s leadership, hundreds of bows were tied and hundreds more wreaths were constructed to fulfill orders that brought in revenue for SMF. Additionally, Carolyn has supported SMF auctions over the years and was even instrumental in the Barge Bop, a previous cocktail party on Lake Union with VP membership.
As a member of SMF’s Education Grant Committee, Carolyn has also served as SMF Vice President for 2 years and President for one term. While in her presidency in 2002, Carolyn secured a grant for shoe vouchers and $10,000 a year for three years from the Anderson Family Foundation, as well as separate support from the Anderson’s on SMF’s backpack project. For more than three decades, Carolyn has been an instrument that allowed SMF’s music to play.
Often, members find their way to SMF through the assistance of another member, and co-winner Jennie Rogers was no exception. Introduced to Seattle Milk Fund through longtime member Jan Rosenquist, Jennie joined SMF more than a decade ago. As her feet hit the ground running, Jennie joined the Jean H Shields Circle, upbeat and constantly involved throughout her decade tenure. Initially taking on the work as SMF Newsletter Editor, Jennie’s volunteerism has evolved over the years.
Currently taking on a repeat rendition of JHS Circle Chair, Jennie previously served as President 2010 through 2012, and while fulfilling a demanding role additionally took on the role of Homecoming Co-Chair, not once, but twice. Working on every aspect of the event, and especially the marketing and communications side, Jennie’s expertise enhanced the design and delivery of 2,500 raffle tickets, and hundreds of programs, postcards and invitations. Additionally, Jennie worked closely with the venue to ensure a successful event as well as secured many volunteers, and even created elaborate light-glass boxes, in her spare time, which sold out at Homecoming 2012. Currently serving as Homecoming Volunteer Graphic Designer, designing and collaborating on every aspect of marketing the event, and often providing support to general SMF marketing and communications needs as well, Jennie is a ‘doer’. She’s provided outstanding leadership to SMF, leading by example, working on circle and all-city projects. Through multiple volunteer hours for Homecoming, as Circle Chair, and Development and Communications Committee Representative, Jennie continues to support SMF, smoothly assuring operations continue successfully.
With gratitude, SMF Staff, members, recipients and donors all benefit through the support of individuals like Jennie and Carolyn. SMF’s work each and every year could not be possible without the efforts of such incredible women in the community. Thank you for your beautiful, strong and altruistic dedication, support and belief in the work of Seattle Milk Fund.
Mark your calendar for May 15th and giveBIG for Families!
We count on your support to help decrease the likelihood a child lives in poverty. When you give through the Seattle Foundation’s giveBIG campaign, May 15th, rally your friends, family and colleagues and support your favorite charity, Seattle Milk Fund. You can be part of of King County’s biggest day of giving, by simply clicking our giveBIG button, on May 15th, and making a donation to lift families up, decrease the likelihood a child lives in poverty, and create financialy stable futures in our community!
GiveBIG is an annual community-wide giving day that raises millions of dollars for local nonprofit organizations. Wednesday, May 15th, from midnight to midnight (Pacific Time), charitable donations made through Seattle Foundation’s giveBIG website will be stretched by Seattle Foundation supporters, backing your gift.
Plan your spring gift to support families on May 15th, give to your capacity, and your gift will be stretched so that more families will receive the support they need, and financially stable futures will be created.
Thank you for givingBIG!
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Did you know…childcare costs alone can stop a young parent from pursuing college? Ambitious dreams can become mere thoughts to low income parents who, on their own, can’t afford $1,500 or even more, to put their young ones in quality, licensed childcare, while they attend college. But you can make a difference.
Reserve a Spot…Give a Gift…Make a Difference
Seattle Milk Fund Joins giveBIG
Wednesday, May 15th
Seattle Milk Fund, in collaboration with Seattle Foundation, invites you to giveBIG, online Wednesday, May 15th. You’ll stretch the value of your dues renewal or gift, even further, when a portion of your donation is matched by Seattle Foundation donors. Click on our donation button on May 15th and giveBIG this spring.
Join our members and friends to learn more about Seattle Milk Fund and celebrate our volunteers and the difference they made over this past year for our community. Hundreds of positions and countless hours were filled by more than 300 individuals who shined in these roles. Dedication and volunteerism helped send 45 low income parents to college so they could earn a living wage and move out of poverty.
Come hear student speaker, Jessica Laughlin, as she shares her journey and the difference Seattle Milk Fund’s support made for her and her two young sons.
Join us May 18th
Coming this fall is SMF’s spectacular annual event where hundreds vie for the opportunity to outbid their fellow members, neighbors, siblings and more with fabulous silent auction items, participate in a wine toss that can send them home with some great varietals, or simply enjoy an evening together that celebrates the power of education to move families out of poverty.
And this year will be no different, EXCEPT THAT…we have an added to the festivities, a live auction! For 14 years John Curley hosted KING 5 TV’s “Evening Magazine,” the highest-rated regionally produced TV show in the country, winning numerous Emmys for his work….single handedly lowering the standards by which people are awarded Emmys and John filled two passports on KING TV’s dime traveling the world from the middle seat in coach.
But all kidding aside, John is currently an elected member of Sammamish City Council….and nearly every weekday and weekend of the year, emcees events and fundraisers—just like ours. Known as the Ironman of Auctioneers, John raises more than $2.5 million dollars every MONTH for area nonprofits! And this year, we have the great fortune to include John in our event.
So Save the Date today, to ensure you don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to rub elbows with John and the hundreds more who will join the support of building strong communities, one family’s education at a time, while they’re decreasing the likelihood a child lives in poverty.
And if you’re lucky, you’ll get the opportunity to ask John why Tom Hanks fears him and Julia Roberts hates him. Stay tuned for more information.
SEE JOHN CURLEY IN ACTION! Turn your sound up
On December 8th, you lept out of bed and scurried down to Macy’s in honor of Seattle Milk Fund’s Annual CookieFest. By 9:00 am, more than 100 individuals stood in line, awaiting the doors to open, many who were repeat CookieFest lovers.
As doors opened, shoppers reached for large white cookie boxes, while others moved right on by with their own Tupperware and began filling containers with decadent treats from bakeries including Alki Bakery, Borracchini’s, WOW Bakery with their delicious gluten free delicacies, and Schwartz Brothers Bakery. We had krinkles, christmas trees, frango mint options and so many more. And once again, CookieFest had bakery’s booths that were cleared out within the first twenty to thirty minutes. It goes to show, this event is definitely a Get Here Earlyadn Claim Your Best Cookies! In full, more than twenty bakers (full list below) stepped up to produce hundreds of dozens of cookies for this annual event.
Customers look forward to this annual jolly event, some coming since childhood, other for many, many years, some first time CookieFesters, Our most loyal CookieFesters even bring their own Tupperware for immediate freezing upon arrival back at home! Any way they do, each arrive with excitement and leave with grand feelings and scrumptiously filled containers of cookies.
From Seattle, Washington to Salem, Oregon, thank you to all our cookie lovers who helped Raise More Than $15,000. Thank you to our bakers and especially to Macy’s who offers the space, cashiers, marketing and so much more. These efforts support educational and childcare grants to parents attending full time college and ensures their children healthy starts in life. Together, we reduce the likelihood a child lives in poverty. Thank you Cookie Lovers!
Thank you CookieFest Bakers: Macy’s Catering, Alki Bakery, Bothell High School Culinary Arts Program, Schwartz Brothers Bakery, Seattle’s Own Shortbread, Sugee’s Bakery, Borracchini’s Bakery, Gelatiamo, Little Rae’s Bakery, Hoffman’s Fine Pastries, PINKS Original Bakery, Nana Rose’s Foods Co., Newport High School Vocational Culinary Arts Program, PCC Natural Markets, Renton Technical College Professional Baking Program, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, On Safari Foods, West Seattle High School, WOW Baking and Grand Hyatt Seattle.