The 2016-2017 fiscal year just ended on September 30. We want to thank all of you who contributed this past year–through your financial support, your volunteerism, the sharing of your art and culture, and for your passion and advocacy on behalf of Northwest Folklife.
You understood that for Northwest Folklife to continue creating opportunities for all of our communities’ voices to be heard, shared and experienced with access guaranteed for all, access without financial barriers–that this continuing required the support of everyone who shares that vision.
Because of your support, we are able to provide programming, such as our annual Seattle Children’s Festival, which was created from the ground-up to meet the needs of the families and children in our community. Together with our community partners and your support, we put together this one-day festival to allow our families to come together to learn more about the various cultures that thrive within our big neighborhood through performances, hands-on discovery zones, cooking demonstrations and so much more! Here is a testimony from a Seattle Children’s Festival attendee and how this program has affected her family:
“My family and I attended the Seattle Children’s Festival last year (2016) for the first time. I made the drive up from Tacoma, hoping that the festival would be everything that I love about the Northwest Folklife Festival directed toward engaging children.
I was so impressed! The presenters and performances were so engaging, always giving a little lesson or invitation to the children to participate, learn and often get hands on. My daughter was 2 1/2 last year, and was able to participate in many of the activities. I feel like as much as we can make this diverse world familiar to our children, and celebrate every wonderful peaceful contribution, it is our job as parents to do so.
Thank you to Northwest Folklife and Friends of Folklife for helping my daughter’s heart to grow towards others, and also for the joy of it.”
Cambria, Haven and Kevin Cordeau
Because of your support, we are entering this new fiscal year refreshed and more stabilized. Looking into the exciting near future, Northwest Folklife needs your continued support as we ignite the launch for 2017-2018. We have so much in store including an exciting new cultural focus and expanded family and children’s programming!
You can show your support by donating online via PayPal or Kind Base. Donations of $50 or more also qualify you to become an official Friend of Folklife and receive special benefits. In addition, if you attend our upcoming Seattle Children’s Festival on October 8, you can visit our donation booths to make a donation. We are proud to be community-centered and community-powered. With your help, we can continue to make all of our programming and community engagement possible–you are Northwest Folklife.