Last year’s Straight from the Heart gala raised $140,000 to help the United Way of Thurston County continue their important work.* What a success, what a fantastic event and this year’s was no exception. We feel fortunate to be part of such an inspiring gathering, and for the opportunity to support this amazing organization in their efforts to build a happier, healthier and more resilient Thurston County.
The United Way of Thurston County’s mission is to “improve lives, strengthen our communities, and advance equity.” Their high level of commitment to our community requires enlisting people who truly care about others, and getting them the tremendous financial resources needed to get the job done.
Their eighth and most recent Straight from the Heart gala and auction brought people together to toast The United Way of Thurston County; raise a glass with neighbors and raise some of these necessary resources. Attendees enjoyed a delicious meal served with expertly chosen wine pairings, bid on auctions like a five-night culinary dream trip for two to the Il Ciocco Resort & Spa in Italy’s Serchio Valley, and shared in good conversation with friends old and new.
While this event is an important part of their fundraising, they need and appreciate monetary donations and other help year round. Interested in donating your time, expertise or auction item? Please do get in touch, they would love to hear from you.
*Update – Straight from the Heart, 2017, raised over $180,000. What great news.