Norwescon 40 January 16 Newsletter
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Over the Hills and Far Away
You Can Be a Hero!
The Charities Superfriends wanted to take a moment to salute all of the heroes in our midst who have donated money or non-perishable goods to Northwest Harvest in the past. But who are they? Where does your donation go? What does it do?
Northwest Harvest is Washington's own statewide hunger relief agency. Their mission is to lead the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health. Their vision is ending hunger in Washington.
More than 90% of every dollar donated goes directly to help feed those in need all over our state. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide, with a network of more than 380 food banks, meal programs and high-need school programs. They provide more than 2 million meals every month and contribute 34 million pounds of food every year to the network of emergency food providers. Be a hero! Bring a donation to con! Donation bins will be located near the Information Table.
What types of food does Northwest Harvest need?
They can use any nonperishable food (or monetary donation). If you prefer to donate food, please select shelf-stable food with the lowest saturated fats and refined carbohydrates (sugar, white flour). They already buy white rice, beans, oats, pasta and tomato products in bulk, so please consider donating other items. Here are some suggestions (ranked by importance): Beef stew, chili and similar meals with low salt, sugar and saturated fats, canned fruit, especially with low sugar (but not artificial sweeteners), canned fish or meat, peanut butter (plastic jars are preferred), canned vegetables (low sodium), brown rice, whole grain pastas, canned tomato sauces, and shelf-stable milk.
Also welcome: baby formula, jars of baby food, powdered or canned milk, and infant cereal. They also accept baby diapers.
Every little bit really does help! And a big, big THANK YOU to everyone who has donated in the past. We hope you will continue to support Northwest Harvest in the future.
And You Can Be a Staff Member!
There are still many open staff positions! Bring your skills to the table for a discounted membership rate and the chance to help out the convention and make it a better experience for everyone! Plus you get to work with awesome people!
Check out the open positions page here on the website, and if you don't find anything to interest you, be sure to keep an eye on it. Positions are added or changed as things evolve.
DoubleTree Rooms Still Available
If you made a reservation at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport and find that you need to cancel, you may do so without penalty until January 25, 2017. After that date you will be charged a cancellation fee equal to one room night. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
There are still double-queen rooms available at the Hilton rate of $129.00 per night. Click this link to reserve your room now! The Norwescon group code is NOR.
Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Film Festival
Remember to attend the 12th annual Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Film Festival on January 28, 2017 at the Seattle Cinerama theater.
The festival will showcase animated and live-action science fiction and fantasy films. For ticket sales and additional information, please visit the SFFSFF webpage.
Norwescon is proud to be a supporter of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Film Festival.
In This Issue
SFF Short Film Festival
Pre-registration for Norwescon 40 is still open! Just $ 65 for a full four-day weekend membership!
Outreach and Charities
Open Volunteer Positions