Every year, we donate tickets to several local efforts to do good in our community. This year, we thought it would be good to point you to them, in case you would like to participate in an auction or raffle for tickets to Meltdown and good karma!

Glacier Peak Institute

In the aftermath of disaster, GPI was created as a solution to build a positive, resilient future through the only resources available at hand: youth, community and the surrounding ecosystems. It began when concerned community members were facing the disheartening effects of the deadly Oso Landslide in 2014 combined with decades of increasing poverty, an income of almost 1/2 the state average, and disenfranchised youth. Additionally, education cuts eliminated 30% of the school district’s teachers and youth lacked exposure to outdoor activities despite being surrounded by mountains and rivers. The local community noticed that when at-risk youth were connected with the local environment through action-based education and outdoor recreation, it resulted in increased resiliency and community engagement among young people.

Partnering with diverse organizations, including Washington State University and the Forest Service, GPI began implementing programs in the Glacier Peak Region to heal the community.

Click here for details on their May 31st fundraiser!

Global Visionaries

GV empowers youth from diverse socio-economic, ethnic, racial, and geographic backgrounds to become active leaders and global citizens who promote justice. Through socially conscious and environmentally focused education and community service in Seattle and abroad, and recognizing that youth need to work together to be the change for the future, GV encourages youth to seek alternative and innovative approaches to the problems facing their generation.

Global Visionaries holds their annual auction/gala on May 12th, click here to register!

Greenwood School

The Greenwood School is a local Waldorf school. Greenwood Tree is an early childhood, enrichment program & educational facility. It is the only non-profit cooperative program of its kind in our community. The arts, humanities, and sciences are interwoven with one another to inspire a passion for life-long learning, and to encourage the discovery of joy in and through all of the senses. We respect and encourage physical, mental and spiritual balance by bringing together kinesthetic, academic, and artistic activities.

All of our fundraising money goes directly into our operating budget and this year we will also be attempting to raise extra money to fund instruments for our students. Flutes and violins specifically.

The school holds an annual dinner & auction on Saturday, May 19th. Please contact Sheena for more information at sheena_lind@yahoo.com

Melodic Caring Project

The MELODIC CARING PROJECT (MCP) is a registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit which aims to bridge the gap between music, technology and patients battling serious illness by streaming LIVE personal concerts to kids and teens in the hospital. MCP embraces the medically proven healing properties of music to alleviate pain, reduce anxiety and aid in the overall wellness and wellbeing of the patient.

Unlike other complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) programs, the MELODIC CARING PROJECT’S model meets a real and pressing need in the market for new innovative approaches to music therapy offering ease, accessibility and comfort to those suffering from serious illness or injury, especially those quarantined and/or suffering from immunodeficiency.

Revenues generated by donations, grants, sponsorships, merchandise sales etc., are re-distributed in the form of music to provide therapy, hope and empowerment to those suffering from serious illness.

Stay tuned for an opportunity to support Melodic Caring and win tickets to Meltdown!

Ammishaddai’s fire relief auction

A friend of Summer Meltdown lost their home in the Santa Rosa wildfires this past year. On January 18th, Flowmotion did a benefit show with a silent auction, so this opportunity has passed. Thank you to Ben Israel, who won the tickets to Meltdown!