Jim Marriott needs our help!

$39,120 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 246 people in 26 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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Raised by 246 people in 26 months
Created October 2, 2016
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$50
Anonymous
9 days ago
AF
$50
Angela Fleagle
9 days ago

I was waiting tables at Cafe Juanita when Jim first started working there. We had a lot of fun working together! It has been many years since then... perhaps over twenty? But I have fond memories of those fun times. I am sad to hear of Jim's health issues, and wish him well. Please send him a big hello from me!

TP
$250
Tim and Kathy Proctor
9 days ago

Jim, we both miss you very much and wish you the best in this Holiday season

BC
$100
Bob Cartwright
13 days ago

I don't know Jim, but felt like I want to help. Visited your Cafe site because we are having a business dinner Tuesday Tomorrow night. Good luck to Jim and your business. We have a small company out of Woodinville and we treat our employees like members of our family Best Wishes Bob and Kathy

$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
KO
$20
Kyra Olson
1 month ago

I donated because my aunt was diagnosed 5 years ago with Parkinson disease. I don't know Jim, but I would like to help him through this difficult journey. Best wishes.

$100
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1 month ago
$50
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3 months ago
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