Benefit to raise $100,000 to launch pioneering Inclusion Team
Derby fashions, a fast-paced live auction, and the opportunity to raise much-needed funds to benefit Northwest Center Kids’ mission of inclusive education all come together at The Derby, Saturday, April 28 from 6-10 p.m. This premier fundraiser for Northwest Center takes place this year at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University Street, downtown Seattle.
The hotel’s elegant Spanish Ballroom is the setting for an evening of Kentucky Derby-inspired fun and frivolity for a cause. Every dollar raised will help Northwest Center Kids launch a brand new, pioneering program that will bring inclusive early learning to kids throughout the region.
It’s a sad fact that children with disabilities are far more likely to be refused access or expelled from preschool. (Yes, expelled from preschool.) Most preschool staffs simply don’t have the training or resources they need—but Northwest Center Kids is aiming to change that with the newly formed Inclusion Team.
The Inclusion Team plans to partner with existing preschools throughout Seattle and Puget Sound, training staff to accommodate children with disabilities or delays, and bringing hope to families who can find almost no openings for their children at the nearly 600 preschools in the area.
Join us at The Derby to help us raise $100,000 we need to launch the Inclusion Team. It’s sure to be an elegant and exciting evening that supports a world of inclusion, every step of the way. Buy tickets at nwcenter.org/derby.
Northwest Center is passionate about equal rights, anti-ableism, and full inclusion for people with disabilities. Thank you for reading.