Join a CAA Seattle Philanthropic Initiative

Enrich community while connecting with fellow CAA Seattle Alum



"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop

Philanthropic activities are a great way to get involved in the community while making new friends and contacts among the Columbia Alumni Association of Seattle (CAA Seattle) network. On this page, you'll find current lists of high-impact, local non-profit organizations that rely on volunteers and/or donors to sustain their work.

If you're stretched for time but want to support CAA Seattle Philanthropy, consider gifting a tax-deductible donation directly to any of the organizations listed below. We would appreciate your willingness to mention that you discovered the charitable giving opportunity through CAA Seattle Philanthropy.

To Non-Profit Organizations: please e-mail verification of 501(c)(3) status, as well as a link to your website and contact information to Toyin Adeyemi (SoA, 2015), Philanthropy Chair of the Columbia Alumni Association Board of Seattle. Following an initial screening process, we'll be in touch within six weeks. 

Opportunities posted on this site are also shared on CAA Seattle social media pages. 


Volunteer Opportunities:

Northwest Harvest

CAA Seattle volunteers repack staples such as beans, vegetables, and grain at the NW Harvest warehouse in Kent, WA. The food is then distributed to a network of 375 food banks, feeding programs, and high-need schools across WA State. This is a recurring volunteering opportunity.

Available spaces: 8. 

Summer Volunteer Schedule (3pm - 5pm shift): 

  • June 15th
  • June 29th
  • July 13th
  • July 27th
  • August 3rd

Mary's Place

In 2018, Mary's Place housed 179,900 homeless families and served nutritious meals to 359,800 more. CAA Seattle volunteers help prepare meals for the Mary's Place Shelters, help homeless children with homework, prepare gift baskets and more. 

Available spaces: 12. 

Volunteer Schedule: Start date, Immediately. 

Interested in giving or volunteering? Contact Philanthropy Chair, Toyin Adeyemi: "" 

Thank you. 

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