On Friday, December 6, WARM 106.9 raised $98,000 for Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank. WARM 106.9 celebrated the 33rd annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition, featuring 35 Caroling groups at Seattle’s Westlake Center. Registration fees and on-site donations eclipsed $98,000 for the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank. The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition is an annual fundraiser for the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank which offers free meals, free groceries, one-on-one counseling, and other services to low-income and homeless neighbors throughout downtown Seattle.
On Saturday, December 7, WARM 106.9 produced four live broadcasts from four locations around the Northwest, encouraging its audience to donate non-perishable food items for Northwest Harvest. In addition to $10 Hunger Bags being sold at the registers of all Safeway and Alberstons’ stores since November 1, over 6,600,000 were donated. The donated meals equate to $1.1 Million (PHOTO AT LEFT: Shellie Hart and Ron Harrell – WARM 106.9)
Sunday, December 8, WARM 106.9 helped the biggest Jingle Bell Run in the United States raise over $320,000 for the Arthritis Foundation. Celebrating 35 years of the Seattle Jingle Bell Run, participants were encouraged to run in their favorite holiday costume, as well as bells on their shoes. The 35th Annual Jingle Bell Run Seattle brought together over 4,500 participants and volunteers, raising over $300,000 to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. All of the funds raised will go towards research to find a cure for arthritis and to local programs and resources that support the more than 1.4 million Washingtonians, including 6,100 children, who live with this debilitating disease.
$181,382 and a semi-truck load of toys was raised by WARM 106.9 and Bartell’s. When it started November 15, WARM 106.9’s family of listeners embraced the 17th Annual Toy ‘N Joy donation drive in partnership with the Salvation Army. The listening audience was encouraged to visit any Bartell’s location to donate new, unwrapped gifts to benefit children in the Puget Sound area. The drive ended December 9.