Seattle Hospitality Emergency Fund

As we all come to terms with the health crisis here in Seattle, our vibrant and essential hospitality industry workers are also staring down the possibility of economic catastrophe. 

Seattle Hospitality Fund and Wellspring Family Services have partnered to help address the economic crisis within the hospitality industry that has developed as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Wellspring Family Services has created a special project for Seattle Hospitality Fund under their umbrella of regular programming in order to provide direct financial support to hospitality industry workers in the Seattle Metro Area. The special project will help distribute direct support to eligible applicants in some of the following ways:

Rent
Utilities
Gift cards for groceries/gas/home supplies
Health Insurance/COBRA payments
Medicine

There is room in the criteria to help in other ways on a case-by-case basis in acute instances of crisis. By approaching funding this way, eligible applicants can receive support in a meaningful way while avoiding said funds being taxed as income.

Our aim is to provide help to all who apply, but to prioritize those who are not eligible for unemployment insurance as well as those who are from marginalized, vulnerable groups within our community.

Applicants who are eligible are asked to first sign up for unemployment coverage to get a full scope of what support is immediately needed. 

Please apply for emergency community funds here. 

Donations made through Seattle Hospitality Emergency Fund’s GoFundMe.com portal will be acknowledged and receipted for tax-deductibility by Wellspring Family Services. All current and previous donations made to support the Seattle Hospitality Emergency Fund will be acknowledged and receipted for tax-deductibility by Wellspring Family Services. Wellspring Family Services is a not for profit 501c3 organization, Federal Tax ID #91-0567261.

Our country is  looking to Seattle to set the precedent for COVID-19 relief efforts. Let's show them how we take care of each other.

As a token of appreciation to the donors to this fund, bartenders from across Washington State have contributed a downloadable book of cocktails curated by industry leader, Casey Robison. These cocktails are designed to made from the comfort of your home and a link to the book will be sent to those contributing $20 or more.

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 14 mins
  • Sara Shumway  
    • $20 
    • 14 hrs
  • Rebecca Stanger 
    • $25 
    • 1 d
  • Michael Dennis 
    • $20 
    • 2 d
  • Birdena Leininger 
    • $25 
    • 2 d
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Fundraising team (4)

Jessica Tousignant 
Organizer
Seattle, WA
Wellspring Family Services 
Beneficiary
John Sykes 
Team member
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