The Seattle Times kicks off its 38th annual Fund for the Needy campaign

For Immediate Release — Nov. 18, 2016
Lindsay Taylor, Consumer Marketing Manager

A holiday tradition at The Seattle Times, the Fund For The Needy (FFN) raises donations to help seniors, children and families in the Puget Sound area.

Last year, we raised $1,416,413 – a record amount – for 12 local nonprofits serving a variety of needs in our community.


One thing to know about the Fund: every penny donated goes directly to the benefiting organizations. The Seattle Times promotes the drive through a news series showcasing people and agencies helped by FFN, along with an extensive advertising and promotional campaign.

The success of this campaign is a point of pride at The Seattle Times. Every dollar makes a difference, and every employee here plays a role in helping Fund For The Needy succeed.

As in past years, we partner with 5th Avenue Theatre for a benefit show, with partial proceeds going to FFN. We also hold special employee-only events, such as our annual holiday book sale, to help raise funds for our charity campaign.

Throughout the fall and winter, The Times will be telling how these 12 organizations make a difference in the lives of thousands, and the impact donors can make. To read these stories, click here.