Jim Marriott needs our help!

$38,440 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 238 people in 24 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 238 people in 24 months
Created October 2, 2016
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$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
MM
$250
Michael & Katherine Meeks
1 month ago

Jim: Sorry to be late, you are in our prays. We miss your smile, attention to details, sage advice on all menu and wine list items, and always a warm welcome to our favorite restaurant.

JK
$50
JW Kirby
1 month ago

Best Wishes! jwk/slk

RA
$50
Rachel Aiken
2 months ago

“Sometimes, a girl needs a choice of spoons.”

ST
$50
Susan Teague
2 months ago

You were there for every great memory we have had a Cafe Juanita and you are sorely missed.

RS
$100
Randy and Pam Spoo
2 months ago

We continue to hold you up in our prayers, Jim. You are a good friend.

JS
$100
Jeanne Spurlock
2 months ago

Jim, over the years you helped our family have many great experiences at Cafe Juanita. My stepfather, Tom Honan, always asked for you when we came to the restaurant and was always glad he did. Our best wishes and thanks to you.

$50
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2 months ago
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