City of Auburn Employee Giving Campaign & Silent Auction

Oct 24, 2019  -  Uncategorized

A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY OF AUBURN

Dear Neighbor:

Each year the City of Auburn employees come together to raise funds for selected non-profit agencies in the Auburn area, and 100% of what is raised is donated. We would like to take this opportunity to ask for your support in this important endeavor. It is people like you that make the City of Auburn Employee Giving Campaign and employee auction such a success and make Auburn More Than You Imagined.

This year's Employee Giving Campaign Auction will be held December 5, 2019 and will benefit the Pediatric Interim Care Clinic and the See Ya Later Foundation.

There are two ways in which you can help:

1.  A monetary donation through the Auburn Giving Campaign which will be split equally between the two organizations; or
2.  A donation of items to sell at our silent auction, which is our most popular and successful fundraiser. All funds raised through the auction will directly benefit Pediatric Interim Care and the See Ya Later Foundation in equal proportions.

We understand that at times it is challenging for businesses and individuals to donate to causes such as ours. You can be assured that 100% of the funds raised are donated to the non-profits listed above. This is an all-volunteer effort by employees of the City of Auburn.

While many City of Auburn employees provide items for the auction, we must also rely on the generosity of our citizens and business community for donations. We will happily accept donations of all types: products, services, gift certificates, event tickets, etc. All donations are tax-deductible and we will provide you with the proper documentation for tax purposes. You can call us at the number below and arrangements will be made to pick up or take delivery of your donation. Donations can be made by mail to: The Auburn Giving Campaign, ATTN: Michele Weiss, 25 West Main Street, Auburn, WA 98001-4998.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Please do not hesitate to call us at 253-288-3153.

Sincerely,

Michele Weiss
2019 City of Auburn Employee Giving Campaign Committee


ABOUT THE CHARITIES

Pediatric Interim Care Clinic
(Federal Tax ID #91-1485176)

PICC's mission is to provide immediate, short-term, 24-hour nursing care for drug-exposed and medically fragile infants in Washington State and to provide educational and support services to the community in recognition and management of substance abused infants. In addition to giving nearly 3,000 babies a safe and healthy start in life, PICC has saved Washington State taxpayers more than $80 million that would otherwise have been spent for hospital care for those infants requiring narcotic assisted withdrawal alone.

PICC is the only specialized, 24-hour facility available for the safe withdrawal of drug-exposed newborns in Washington State. These services meet a large and under-served need in the Puget Sound Region and other communities across the state. It is PICC's goal to be a resource to hospitals and DSHS Offices across Washington State and an open door to all infants in our state requiring special care for prenatal drug exposure. With each of these infants, it is PICC's goal to provide a safe and healthy start in life and to improve long-term outcomes through early intervention.


See Ya Later Foundation
(Federal Tax ID #20-4524502)

The See Ya Later Foundation's primary mission is to "Inspire Youth ~ Encourage Families." The organization is Auburn based and assists families in medical crisis that reside in South King or North Pierce counties that have a child with a life threatening diagnosis (mostly cancer related) with items ranging from groceries and gas cards, yard makeovers and/or family based VIP experiences. SYL meets with families at the level they are at in the process with their child and provides support that is best suited and requested from the family. The foundation has assisted the family of fellow City of Auburn employee Vince Konkler while their son Nick battled cancer. The foundation was also instrumental in assisting the Huffman family in Auburn, which is now best known for the #AveryStrong and #brAvery hashtags seen around town. The foundation assists 12-15 families per year depending on funding from the community.

In addition to family assistance, the foundation provides four $1,500 college scholarships to local youth who are deemed to be "impact makers" in our community. Each application is screened and then the candidate completes an interview panel to determine the final recipients. These students have consistently provided feedback that winning the SYL Scott Banke Memorial Scholarship was the most meaningful scholarship to them as it recognizes the great work and achievements of youth in the community and does not focus simply on a GPA.


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