Jim Marriott needs our help!

$30,710 of $50k goal

Raised by 173 people in 6 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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$30,710 of $50k goal

Raised by 173 people in 6 months
Created October 2, 2016
Holly Dinning Smith  
on behalf of james marriott
KB
$50
Kim Breznikar
11 days ago
BR
$100
Bob & Susan Roetcisoender
27 days ago
BW
$500
bill & kathi Walker
1 month ago

Jim has always been a wonderful presence in our lives. We miss him.

ST
$50
Sandy & Brian Treleaven
1 month ago

Jim is one of our favorite people; a gentle and gracious fellow, and a wonderful ambassador for Cafe Juanita over so many years. His Canadian friends send him love and well wishes!

JS
$50
Julie & Mitch Stevens
1 month ago

We always considered ourselves lucky whenever we were seated in Jim's section. His service was always the epitome of professionalism and warmth. We have been going to the restaurant, even before Holly's tenure, and Jim had always been the connection between "old" and "new" Cafe Juanita. Jim deserves nothing but the best of care and comfort in his difficult time.

KB
$25
Karl Beall
2 months ago
1
1

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

$75
Anonymous
2 months ago
JP
$100
Jeff & Amy Peterson
2 months ago
1
1

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
2 months ago
BC
$25
Beth Crittenden
2 months ago
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