FP Stories

It’s time for Seattle’s Christmas Ship

According to Argosy’s website: “The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year, the Argosy Christmas Ship sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, around 65 in total. Choirs on board give 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via our state-of-the-art speaker system … Argosy Cruises is proud to donate a portion of all ticket sales to benefit The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy, an annual program that raises money for several charitable organizations in the Puget Sound area.”

An evicted family gets shelter and new confidence with Hopelink

Hopelink was founded during the 1970s Boeing layoffs, when Bothell residents organized to help their neighbors find jobs. Now it’s one of the state’s largest nonprofits, providing a huge spectrum of services. It is also one of 12 selected agencies that help children, families and seniors in The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy.