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Seattle, WA – Lifelong was recently chosen as a non-profit partner for KING 5’s annual Make A Difference Day. Now in its 24th year, Make A Difference Day (#MDDAY) was originally a USA TODAY initiative and is currently supported across the country by Gannett & TEGNA media properties. It is the largest national day of community service. Lifelong was one of 5 local non-profits chosen for KING 5’s 2015 day of service. Others include: The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Seattle Tilth, LifeWire and Interim CDA.
On Saturday, October 24, 20-30 employees from KING, KONG and NWCN will volunteer at Lifelong’s Meal Production Center in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Volunteers will prepare a special Thanksgiving meal for all Chicken Soup Brigade clients (700 total) to enjoy during the holiday months. Volunteers will work alongside a professional kitchen staff prepping the ingredients, measuring portions and packaging the meals.
“The holidays are particularly hard for our clients, most of who live alone,” says Paul Getzel, Director of Chicken Soup Brigade. “It is invaluable to us to have volunteers on hand to help us produce an additional 1,400 meals on top of what we are already making. We are so grateful to KING-5 for selecting us and allowing us to give our clients something special for the holidays.”
The volunteer project will be documented by video and still photography and publicized on KING-5’s broadcast and digital platforms throughout October and November.
KING 5, The Home Team is a multi-platform media company and NBC affiliate based in Seattle, WA. KING was the first television station in the Pacific Northwest, founded in 1948 by Dorothy Bullitt, now owned by TEGNA. Today KING 5 is the dominant media company in the region, delivering the largest local news audience, the most local programming and a combined 30 million monthly page views of our digital platforms.