Charity & Grassroots in Wedgewood


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  • Salish Sea Players
    Lilting voices from two violins and a harpsichord etch out the notes of Purcell’s Pavan in B-flat Major, filling a small room with layered textures and slowly unfolding emotions. The three performers lean into their instruments, their private concert as intimate as it would have been if performed in the 17th century. This is what the Salish Sea Players create at each of their concerts: unexpected music in unexpected venues. Linda Melsted and Olga Hauptman on baroque violins and Fred Hauptman on the harpsichord perform in retirement, memory-care, and long-term-care facilities for people who are unable to attend traditional venues due to a lack of mobility or resources. Before each concert, the trio greets audience members individually and answers questions about the historical instruments they use and the style of music they play. Their instruments reflect what would have been used historically: antique bows, strings made of unwound gut, and copies of original scores. Then they fill the air with the sounds of Handel, Mazas, Sousa, or Bartok, the sweet music combining with the historical approach to create an intriguing atmosphere and educational moment for the audience to share together. See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
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    1207 NE 103rd Street
    Seattle, WA US
  • Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
    Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliances elevates the sport of mountain biking in the Puget Sound region by contributing to trail preservation, organizing group rides year-round and by educating children and adults biking at all levels on safe and fun trail riding techniques. Mountain biking instruction is available in co-ed classes, while others are restricted to women only and children ages eight to thirteen. Once-weekly group rides provide a sense of camaraderie and group discipline, with most classes meeting in Issaquah or Kenmore and rides and trail projects all taking place within two hours of the city. Inexpensive memberships – $30 and up – help support the alliance’s education and trail repair efforts, offer bikers discounts at area biking stores and keep cycling enthusiasts informed about upcoming volunteer, social and educational opportunities.
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    418 NE 72nd St
    Seattle, WA US
  • Chess Mates Foundation
    Chess Mates currently runs structured chess clubs in 29 elementary and middle schools in the region, offering free admittance to students in free- and reduced-lunch program. During October–April, chess clubs meet after class once a week with a trained instructor, using the provided chess workbooks and equipment for one hour of play. Students can pair up and outthink their opponents in riveting games that build memory and strategic-thinking skills. With this campaign, Chess Mates can fund chess-club memberships, which include an instructor and chess workbook, for students in primarily underprivileged schools.
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    7212 Woodlawn Avenue Northeast
    Seattle, WA US
  • PAWS Cat City
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    5200 Roosevelt Way NE
    Seattle, WA US
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