Jim Marriott needs our help!

$29,960 of $50k goal

Raised by 168 people in 4 months
Holly Dinning Smith
on behalf of james marriott
 KIRKLAND, WA
As the chef and owner of Cafe Juanita I have had the pleasure to call Jim Marriott my friend for 16 years.  Jim spent 14 years caring for guests and making our restaurant the best it could be every day.  I am very grateful to Jim and have endeavored the last 2 years to find ways to support him as he has struggled with a diagnosis of Parkinson's.

For those of us who know Jim the word service is always one of the first that comes to mind.  Jim spent his entire career in service. His friends know that he lives his life in service to friends and family.  Jim has always put others before himself.  He was a devoted son, and has always been a devoted friend, employee and community member.

Jim planned to work "forever". His work was truly a joy for him, the connection with guests so important.   Jim has Parkinson's that is progressing and was unable to rejoin the Cafe Juanita team after our remodel last year.  Jim's financial plan was to work for at least another ten years and unfortunately due to the debilitating progression of his illness that plan has been upended.  Jim needs our help. 

If Jim touched your life, cared for you or your family please take a moment to help the man who will never ask for the help that he needs.  I am doing this fundraising without his knowledge but with the support of everyone who knows his situation.  

Jim has a generous spirit that has always put others first.  He needs our help and I appreciate everyone's time and compassion.
warmly, 
Holly Smith, chef owner, Cafe Juanita
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$29,960 of $50k goal

Raised by 168 people in 4 months
Created October 2, 2016
Holly Dinning Smith  
on behalf of james marriott
KB
$25
Karl Beall
6 days ago

As a young man I had the privilege of working Jim as my first job.

$75
Anonymous
12 days ago
JP
$100
Jeff & Amy Peterson
13 days ago

The recent storm took down a giant tree behind the cafe, where too many years ago I stood below it on a warm night and proposed to Amy. From the fallen tree I've made a small ring for her on this valentines day, to remind us that some things transcend that which we can touch. You exemplify all that is good about pursuing perfection in life. Thanks to Holly for making it possible to give you another "tip" this valentines day.

SP
$100
Sherri & Barry Peterson
24 days ago
BC
$25
Beth Crittenden
26 days ago
CP
$20
Carl Pearson
26 days ago
$10
Anonymous
1 month ago
KC
$25
Keith Cooley
1 month ago

My wife and I don't know you folks, but this appeal pulls at the heartstrings so much. But for the grace of God, any of us can find ourselves in this very same circumstance. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

JM
$50
John McQueen
1 month ago
$200
Anonymous
1 month ago
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