Mission: The World is Fun is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)3 organization devoted to introducing individuals, businesses, and those in need and encouraging them to participate in a creative community that enriches Seattle with the common belief that: yes, the world is fun.
Geographic areas served: Seattle, WA
Programs: Community core: our community core program works within seattle to engage volunteers in active participation in their community and philanthropy by partnering with other local nonprofit organizations and planning group volunteer opportunities and events that serve as the catalyst in connecting new volunteers with organizations in need. In 2011, we developed 58 such events. We built a volunteer list of over 1,500 seattle volunteers and we provided 5,028 volunteer hours for the community. Through our beard & stache fest event we raised $5,311 for treehouse, an organization the helps foster kids in the area. We did this all with a 100% volunteer run staff comprised of 20 dedicated individuals.
critical core: our critical core provided over 900 meals for seattle's food insecure, served through three local organizations: jubilee women's center, rose of lima house, and youthcare's orion center. Twif also developed a program that meets the volunteer needs of an evening cooking program and the shelter's need for an early mealtime.
corporate core: our corporate core program worked with local businesses to create team building volunteer opportunities for them to strengthen their staff, build morale, and connect with their community.
My first events with TWIF were beer pouring and party set-ups. I met so many great people and had a blast, I actually forgot I was volunteering. Now the more I do with TWIF, the greater impact I see. And TWIF does more than support its own events. Dozens of local activities and projects happen with TWIF’s involvement. I really like that I can see how I am a part of something important.
The World Is Fun has done so much for the community, not only helping other non-profits survive but also ensuring that amazing things happen throughout seattle. When you look back at what TWIF has done in such a short time it isn't hard to see that the future holds so much more!