Annual Crab Feed & Auction
Thank you for helping to raise $117,774 for Multi-Service Center at the 12th Annual Crab Feed & Auction, held on Saturday, June 22, 2013! We appreciate your amazing support! See photos, courtesy of Ed Streit Images.
About the Event:
Multi-Service Center's annual Crab Feed & Auction is a perfect opportunity for you to help impact lives in your community while enjoying a fun, casual evening. Net receipts from this fundraiser go to support the many resources and programs that help people build pathways out of poverty. You can also raise your paddle to Support Student Success.
This year's theme "Crab Round-Up" will provide you with plenty of knee-slapping fun in this barn-dance-style setting. Wear your bandana and boots and enjoy the whole kit and caboodle of silent and live auctions, a wild dessert frenzy, all-you-can-eat crab, complimentary beer and wine, a challenging wine toss, a highly competitive table decorating contest, and the crowd-pleasing Heads or Tails game.
Local businesses and individuals donate items to be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to support MSC programs and resources.
Contact Le Ann Taylor for details.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
AlphaGraphics (print sponsor)
Columbia Bank (raffle sponsor)
Highline Community College
Laurus Financial Group
St. Francis Hospital
Wild Waves Theme Park
Burien Bark LLC
Chuckals Office Products
Jarvis Financial Services
King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer
Puget Sound Energy
South King Firefighters Foundation
Coldwell Banker Danforth in the Community
Eagle Tire & Automotive
Federal Way Courtyard by Marriott
Kent Youth and Family Services
Lloyd Enterprises Inc.
Woodstone Credit Union
Bob Bjorneby's CARSTAR Federal Way Collision
Lloyd Enterprises Inc.
Fund-A-Need: Support Student Success
Make A Difference Opportunity
Support Student Success
At the Crab Feed, you'll have an opportunity to raise your paddle in support of Student Success. At any one time, approximately 180 students of all ages are working toward their GED through Multi-Service Center's Education Program. Students work at their own pace to complete the process -- some finish their GED within a month; others can take a year or more.
A GED can be the critical difference between a living-wage job and a life of poverty. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, high school dropouts are not eligible for 90% of the jobs in the U.S. economy. Multi-Service Center offers a solution to this problem. By helping students succeed in their educational goals, youth and adults take a critical step in building more self-sufficient futures.
MSC's Education Program is free to participants. Participants receive study resources, testing fees, individualized tutoring, study lab time, and (soon) computer access, all to help bolster their chances of success. As you might expect, service costs continue to rise. However, there is another more significant hit to our budget for this program -- national GED testing changes. In 2014, testing costs will double (to $150 per student for all five tests), and curriculum and testing will be computer-based, pushing us to purchase computers and software to further prepare our students.
Your financial gift gives dropouts second chances to reach their educational dreams and improve their futures. Thank you for your support!