Giving back

We wouldn't have made it this far (or anywhere, for that matter) without our wonderful Seattle community. For this reason, we're focusing our festive spirit on celebrating local nonprofits and small businesses that help make Seattle a great place to live. We're also taking this opportunity to say thanks to our amazing clients. It's been an honor and a joy to get to know and work with so many wonderful folks over the last 40 years.

Supporting local nonprofits

We are committing to make 20 small donations of at least $200 to 20 worthy nonprofits that help make Seattle a better place. In the coming weeks, CRD's staff will be making suggestions for nonprofits they want us to support. We're also open to suggestions from you! Email us at hello@crddesignbuild.com with the name of the nonprofit and why you think they deserve support.

Nominate a Nonprofit for a Donation

Phinney Neighborhood Association

Mission

To build, engage, and support our diverse community; to connect neighbors and foster civic engagement.

Why We Love Them

"The PNA does so much to support community in the neighborhood, from continuing education classes to childcare to a wonderful tool library. I'm so glad CRD can be a member and support them in their mission."
–Eric


Donation Amount: $500
Suggested by: Eric Thomas (CRD Marketing Manager)

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METAvivor

Mission

METAvivor is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

Why We Love Them

"I had a dear friend from high school in Minnesota pass away in July at the age of 35 after battling metastatic breast cancer for 3+ years. I met Erin in 9th grade and she seemed like a unicorn to me: from the big city, worldly (she had been to Mexico!), gorgeous, and the most kind and generous person I had ever met. She married her high school sweetheart and went on to become an accomplished and gifted OB Nurse. Even as she ran an OB Department and raised three busy children, she was still the most selfless and devote person any of us knew. After her diagnosis of Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, she charged head-on into advocacy, raising over a half a million dollars for METAvivor with all funds going to MBC research—and she did this in just 2 years while undergoing treatment! I challenge myself to be a little more like Erin every day: fierce, loving, selfless, passionate. Knowing her was such a gift, and I am so thankful!"
–Leslie


Donation Amount: $500
Suggested by: Leslie Eiler (CRD Design Manager)

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New Horizons Ministries

Mission

Partnering with youth experiencing homelessness.

Why We Love Them

"I started volunteering once a week a few years ago as an on-call/as-needed helper for New Horizons kitchen, serving breakfast or dinner. As a group CRD served a breakfast and attended their annual fundraising gala." - Leslie


Donation Amount: $200
Suggested by: Leslie Eiler (CRD Design Manager)

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The Lambert House

Mission

Working with the LGBTQ youth community to help prevent social isolation, depression, suicide, alcohol and other drug use, HIV & other STDs, family conflict that can lead to homelessness and survival sex, and school failure.

Why We Love Them

"The Lambert house has been a safe space for many people I am close to. Specifically, my younger cousin. Once the pandemic ends I'll be volunteering there." - Kayla


Donation Amount: $200
Suggested by: Kayla Bigsby (CRD Marketing Assistant)

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Dress For Success

Mission

They help homeless/impoverished women in Seattle get jobs, from helping with resumes, providing meals to them and their kids to giving them work clothes so they can get on their feet.

Why We Love Them

"They strive for a world where all women are financially independent, are treated with dignity and respect and are directly impacting their lives and those of their families. My mother volunteers for them as well." - Daniel


Donation Amount: $200
Suggested by: Daniel Alexander (CRD Designer)

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Planned Parenthood

Mission

 Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

Why We Love Them

"We love planned parenthood for the passion and level of advocacy they have for reproductive health." - Denny


Donation Amount: $200
Suggested by: Denny Conner (CRD Owner/Founder)

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Food Lifeline

Mission

 Food Lifeline provides nutritious food to hundreds of thousands of people facing hunger every year by sourcing nutritious food from a variety of food industry partners.

Why We Love Them

"Food Lifeline local families and children getting the food they need to support their families. I volunteer for them every month." - Lizzie


Donation Amount: $200
Suggested by: Lizzie Armstrong (CRD Designer)

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Friend to Friend

Mission

To end loneliness in the lives of seniors, one senior at a time, “Friend to Friend”. Friend to Friend America recruits and trains volunteers in the community to visit lonely and isolated seniors.

Why We Love Them

"I was very close with my grandparents and I know the loneliness that can occur when you're confined to your home. It's so important to make sure seniors feel included in their community" - Megan


Donation Amount: $200
Suggested by: Megan Knight (CRD Designer)

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Mission

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) PurpleStride is a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services to accelerate progress for pancreatic cancer patients.

Why We Love Them

"Pancreatic Cancer takes the lives of 90% of those diagnosed within 5 years a rate that kills more people than breast cancer in the US. October is the Puget Sound Areas month to raise awareness for the fight against the world's toughest cancer. In 2015 I lost my Mom to Pancreatic Cancer after a little over a yearlong battle." - Shelley

 


Donation Amount: $200
Suggested by: Shelley Woods (CRD Office Manager)

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YouthCare

Mission

YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential.

Why We Love Them

"I believe in causes that help children that suffer through no fault of their own.  They don’t choose to be homeless, but I can choose to help and donate to an organization that will give them the helping hand they need to succeed in life.  Starting out on the correct path early helps to ensure a brighter future." - Dave


Donation Amount: $200
Suggested by: Dace Callahan (CRD Estimator)

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Goodwill

Mission

Goodwill works to enhance people’s dignity and quality of life by strengthening their communities, eliminating their barriers to opportunity, and helping them reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.

Why We Love Them

"My family and I have always donated clothing and household items to this organization.  It gives someone else the opportunity to enjoy the donated items and keeps them out of the landfill." - Jan


Donation Amount: $200
Suggested by: Jan Fredrickson (CRD Architect)

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