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Thank You for Giving Big!

Posted by Rebecca Lavigne at Jun 24, 2011 10:11 AM |

WTA won big in the Seattle Foundation's BigGive yesterday. We don't know how many gifts were made to WTA yet, but we do know that we received two of the coveted $1000 golden tickets - the only non-profit to receive more than one.

A better name for yesterday's GiveBIG event might have been GiveHUGE. By the time the the clock struck midnight, The Seattle Foundation had received more than 18,000 donations totaling over $3.5 million to 900 local nonprofit organizations. Wow!

To all of you hikers who made a gift to Washington Trails Association or another organization, and helped spread the word, THANK YOU! We say the same to The Seattle Foundation and all of the GiveBIG sponsors.

Once we get our results from The Seattle Foundation, we will announce the total amount that was donated to WTA. We'll also tell you what portion of the $500,000 stretch pool will be supporting trails.

We think there were a lot of you who chose to Give Big to WTA, since we were the only organization to win not one, but TWO Golden Tickets! Each hour during the event yesterday, The Seattle Foundation awarded one Golden Ticket worth $1,000 to a donor drawn at random. Thanks to George C. and Mary B., we have an additional $2,000 coming our way!

We're looking forward to thanking all of you personally once we receive your donations from The Seattle Foundation. This is not expected to happen until later this summer - probably August. Of course, we'd rather be able to say thank you today! You can help us out by sending me a quick email with the amount of your donation or by forwarding your email receipt from The Seattle Foundation to

Thank you, again, for giving big for trails!