With the goal of promoting community involvement, all individuals that donate either a new toy or a gently used coat will have the opportunity to enter a raffle and win (2) VIP Glass Seats to a Seattle Kraken game in 2022. The winner of the raffle will be announced on Monday, December 20, 2022.
“Our mission is to spread warmth and kindness throughout the Seattle community this Holiday season, we believe it is essential to continually give back to those in need,” said Summit Capital Partners founder Jim Thorpe. “We kindly ask our neighbors to join us and remember the patients and families in need of extra Christmas hope this year.” Thorpe will be at the event to assist with the collection process and hand out raffle tickets.
Jim Thorpe is a longtime Laurelhurst resident and founder of Summit Capital Partners. He is passionate about positively impacting the community and giving back to those in need. Thorpe’s previous efforts to make an impact in the Seattle community are demonstrated in his past philanthropic involvement. In October, Thorpe hosted the 8th Laurelhurst Haunted House. In lieu of an entry fee, attendees were asked to donate $1.00 or a non-perishable good to benefit Northwest Harvest. Not only did the event promote community unity, but it also provided the opportunity to give back. In total, the Laurelhurst Haunted House collected $10,000 and 5 tons of food throughout the three-day production.
The Summit Capital Partners Holiday Toy Drive was a huge success. Their Saturday Hot Cocoa Bar and Santa Pictures portion of the event allowed members of the community to come together to do something special. Not only did they exceed their goal of collecting over 40 gifts for the children of Seattle, but Thorpe also went above and beyond by completing amazon wishlist items with purchases made through Amazon Smile. By doing so, an additional 0.5% of his shopping was able to go towards uncompensated care at Seattle Childrens Hospital. All proceeds of the event will go towards the Child Life Fund at Seattle Children's Hospital.