SZ Gallery hosted a successful fundraiser reception for Gratitude Sailing NW on May 10th, raising over $7,000 that night for the organization.
Gratitude Sailing NW is a Kirkland-based nonprofit organization that provides a healing respite for those under extreme stress from illness, incapacity, and/or a major life event. The nautical environment, and specifically sailing, have healing, transforming, and refreshing properties. The objective is to offer various types of outings to promote the well-being of patients and their caregivers by introducing them to sailing and the sea.
“We do not charge for our services to the public.We rely on funding by our donors, angels, and organizational fundraisers, like our recent reception at Suzanne Zahr Art & Architecture,” says Stephen Lamson, founder of Gratitude Sailing NW.
During the fundraiser event at SZ Gallery, there was a singing performance by Miss Gratitude Sailing, Ritika, and they also raffled off a beautiful evening cruise on Dirigo, their 1963 classic Kettenburg 50. Enough donations were raised to support 10 additional sailings for this year, and many new volunteers stepped forward to help serve those in need.
Thanks to all who donated to help Gratitude Sailing NW support those in pain.
Written by Julia Hess