GiveBIG for Justice

This is the week we join with a chorus of beloved community partners to ask you to GiveBIG to support FAN’s role in creating a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world!

With your partnership and support, we are able to raise voices/hands/communities: We’re doing more statewide every year—connecting, organizing, educating, advocating—with people of faith and conscience to create justice and nurture hope. Launching our five new volunteer-led issue workgroups, the Economic Justice Workgroup provided leadership last spring for FAN to be one of the top gatherers of petition signatures for Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage in WA, and continued in summer/fall to lead towards a successful outcome. In November, people rose to their feet within minutes after opening our Annual Dinner program, pledging to advocate/march/resist in the wake of the elections. A few months later, more people than ever came to Interfaith Advocacy Day from almost every legislative district in our state to speak with their elected officials. Thousands of faith advocates have been more active than ever as new challenges arise to our freedom, democracy, and right relationship in the world.

This is the energy of social change! This is the energy that people of faith and conscience can bring to movements for social justice and environmental sustainability. This is the vision of a movement we build together, and we ask you to help sustain it.

In a deeply divided political environment, we are building a movement that shows interfaith collaboration is a force more powerful. More than ever, we affirm the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, invoked by our Board Co-Chair Carol Jensen at our Annual Dinner:
We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

We must keep up the momentum toward the common good. Please join us in this cause by giving as generously as possible:

  • Consider making an online gift this week during the Seattle Foundation’s annual GiveBIG day on May 10. Visit FAN’s GiveBIG page before midnight this Wednesday May 10 to schedule your donation: Every gift from $25 to $1,000 makes an impact!
  • Share your passion for FAN with others in your faith community or workplace who would like to support FAN’s partnership for the common good. You are FAN’s best ambassadors!

Thank you for your commitment to justice and your support to make it happen.