Jim Marriott needs our help!

$37,890 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 232 people in 22 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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$37,890 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 232 people in 22 months
Created October 2, 2016
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$50
Susan Teague
6 days 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
9 days ago

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

JS
$100
Jeanne Spurlock
9 days 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
Anonymous
20 days ago
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
JT
$25
Joyce Thomas
2 months ago

Jim, You always treated us with dignity, grace and good humor. Thank you so much for your caring service.

$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
JZ
$250
James Zeller
2 months ago

... continued positive thoughts.

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