Communities In Schools of Seattle held its annual Fall Social & Silent Auction on Thursday, November 3rd, at glassybaby’s flagship store and hot shop in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood.
glassybaby is a popular local company that produces handblown glass votives and small glass “drinkers”. This event had two unique features. One, the opportunity to watch glassblowers creating votives less than 15 feet away, and two, the chance to purchase votives and “drinkers” made by these local artisans.
At this year’s Fall Social, over 50 people came together to mingle, watch glassblowing, and learn about the services Communities In Schools of Seattle provides to students at 10 schools. These 10 schools are in Seattle’s lowest income and highest needs communities – West and South Seattle. Derek Dias, site coordinator at West Seattle’s Highland Park Elementary, was the event’s featured speaker.
Mr. Dias spoke about the comprehensive services he provides as a CIS of Seattle site coordinator, as well as expounding on the one on one support he gives to a young boy at his school. His story inspired donors to give $10,000, which helps continue his vital work to make a difference in the lives of young people in Seattle.
If you missed the event, but would like to make a donation, just click the green donate button on the right side of the screen!
Please enjoy these photos from the event.