One Day’s Wages
12th Annual Gala | October 3rd, 2021

 

One Day’s Wages

12th Annual Gala
October 3rd, 2021

 

Drink, dome cover on a table with two stars above

In-Person

Sodo Park, Seattle

Doors open at 4:00 pm for our in-person event that includes drinks, dinner, live auction, and more. We ask all guests to be vaccinated.

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Party Style

Gather your friends at home

Party box with drink kits, desserts, decor, and more sent to the host
Limited to 15 parties outside of Seattle, visit this page for more details.

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No Frills

From wherever you are

Our virtual option includes a mailed gala packet with DIY activities and Zoom access to watch the event starting at 5:30 pm PT plus participate in the Q&A

All options are free and include a keynote address by Eugene Cho, interactive Q&A, and access to our online silent auction. Registration is open until September 20th.

We ask for a minimum donation of $250, a $20+ monthly donation, or whatever you’re able to give for attending this event to support our operations.

For in-person registration select general seating, or the host of your table. Interested in hosting a table? Contact us.

Events will be adapted if needed to follow local safety guidelines, see FAQ.

WHY GIVE TO THE GALA?

 

Throughout the year, we give 100% of donations (minus processing fees) directly to projects empowering people in their contexts to fight global poverty. We raise our operating costs separately to make this possible. Our gala is our one event every year where we invite supporters of this grassroots movement to give to our operations and celebrate the impact of this work. Your generosity fuels our passionate team, working towards a more just and beautiful world.

This year, we’ll have lots of opportunities for you to join us in our gala celebration, and it’s all free. We are asking you to give a minimum of $250 or set up a $20+ monthly donation for attending these events. Giving generously to our operations helps us grow sustainably and with integrity, allowing us to invest in even more empowering projects around the world. We are so grateful for your support and partnership.

WHY GIVE TO THE GALA?

Throughout the year, we give 100% of donations (minus processing fees) directly to projects empowering people in their contexts to fight global poverty. We raise our operating costs separately to make this possible. Our gala is our one event every year where we invite supporters of this grassroots movement to give to our operations and celebrate the impact of this work. Your generosity fuels our passionate team, working towards a more just and beautiful world.

This year, we’ll have lots of opportunities for you to join us in our gala celebration, and it’s all free. We are asking you to give a minimum of $250 or set up a $20+ monthly donation for attending these events. Giving generously to our operations helps us grow sustainably and with integrity, allowing us to invest in even more empowering projects around the world. We are so grateful for your support and partnership.

 

SILENT AUCTION PREVIEW

Our silent auction will be online for all to bid on amazing items, both for Seattle-area locals and beyond. The auction will go live online at 12 pm PST on October 3rd and end at 5:30 pm PST. Make sure to register above to get in on the auction.

 

Newport Beach Flying Lesson

Learn to fly a Cessna 172 four-seater plane with Sunrise Aviation in an hour-long lesson for one plus two passengers of your choice to see the beautiful Southern California scenery.

 

Candle Making and Dinner Experience

You and your date can make your own candles by hand pouring your customized fragrance at Elm Candle Bar followed by a meal at any of Heavy Restaurant Group’s restaurants, like Barrio right next door.

 

Beecher’s Flagship Cheese

Calling all cheese lovers! Get a taste of Seattle’s own Beecher’s cheese with a Flagship 8 lb. Colossal Cut of cheese. Perfect for your next charcuterie party.

 

Magnolia Market Tour + Shopping Spree

Tour Chip & Joanna Gaine’s Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas for up to 8 guests. Plus get an autographed book and a $100 gift card to shop around the Magnolia Market.

 

Seattle Storm Game + Merch

Catch the next home game of the Seattle Storm Women’s Basketball team in 2022 with 4 tickets to see the 4x WNBA winners, plus sport a signed team t-shirt and get a Katie Lou Samuelson signed photo.

 

Marbled Clay Earrings

These two fun sets of lightweight clay earrings will go with everything! Handmade by Selina, these Desplae earrings are meant to remind you of your intrinsic worth and beauty. 

 

LIVE AUCTION PREVIEW

Our live auction is for in-person guests only, register above to bid live for any of these amazing items.

 

cabin nestled in the woods

Leavenworth Drinking Tour

Just a couple of hours’ drive from Seattle, Leavenworth is a great getaway. This package includes a two-night stay at a private Airbnb chalet with room for 8 people, an Icicle Ridge Winery tasting for 4, and gift cards to Icicle Brewery and München Haus beer garden.

 

mini golf course

Party at Flatstick

Host your next party at Flatstick in South Lake Union with free games, a 2-hour party room rental for up to 20 people, and a $200 credit for food and drinks. Putt around the 9-course mini-golf and have some indoor fun! Plus bring a dessert from Baked.

 

Fishing with Eugene

Ever dream of fishing in a remote lake in Washington with Eugene Cho? Now’s your chance to catch some fish and quiz Eugene!

 

Cabanas in a jungle

Trip to Belize

Imagine your next international trip to the rainforest of Belize. You and a loved one will stay for 3 nights in the remote Jaguar Creek hotel, in their Deluxe Cabana room. Plus float on sapphire blue water through a volcanic cave system for an amazing adventure!

 

Seattle Date Night

Enjoy a meal at Canlis with a $400 gift card for their in-restaurant PNW fine dining experience. Then you and your date will take to the sky with a scenic flight tour of 30 miles of Seattle’s iconic sites guided by Seattle Seaplanes! 

 

Korean BBQ Delivery

Prepare to be amazed! Minhee Cho will deliver a home-cooked meal right to you, anywhere in the Greater Seattle Area. Check out her YouTube cooking show debut from last year.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

IS IT REALLY FREE TO ATTEND?

Yes, our gala is free to attend. Instead of charging a ticket price, we hope each guest feels compelled to be part of our movement by financially supporting our growth. This year, we are challenging each guest to give a minimum of $250 or start a monthly donation of $20+. We acknowledge this is a hard year, and are grateful for a donation at any amount.

WHAT IF I CAN'T JOIN?

If you can’t make it online or in Seattle on October 3rd, we’d still encourage you to give towards the gala. This is the one time a year we fundraise for our operations, and every donation truly makes a difference in powering the movement. Also, we’ll be posting parts of the gala later on social media so you can tune in afterward. 

HOW DO I REGISTER & WHEN DOES REGISTRATION CLOSE?

You can register above for one of the options. Once registered, you’ll be automatically added to our silent auction and receive emails and texts relevant to the gala (you can always opt-out). If you’re in person, you’ll get more details for the event. If you’re online, you’ll receive a Zoom link to join the livestream. Registration will remain open until September 20th.

WHAT SAFETY MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE IN PERSON?

We will hold the in-person gala at SoDo Park, a spacious event space. SoDo Park has a Covid Safety Supervisor on-site during the event to ensure all state and county health department guidelines are being adhered to for the safety of their guests, vendors, and staff. We’ve reduced table size to allow for more space in between tables and fewer people per table than in 2019. Additionally, we’ll seat attendees with friends/family and space out guests at general seating tables when possible. Please reach out if you’re interested in hosting a table. In order to prevent crowding, we will have mobile check-in available for all guests. This will allow you to skip the check-in line once you arrive at SoDo.

WILL VACCINATION BE REQUIRED FOR IN PERSON?

In light of recent developments involving rising COVID-19 case numbers and concerns surrounding the delta variant, One Day’s Wages will require vaccination for all in-person gala attendees. You may be required to show proof prior to or at the gala. If you’re not fully vaccinated, you may attend our online gala. We closely follow CDC and local recommendations and acknowledge policies, such as masking, may change by October 3rd, and we’ll notify all attendees of significant changes. Please contact us for any other details.

WHAT'S THE GALA PARTY BOX?

This year we know not everyone can come in-person, so we’re offering to send you a box if you’d like to host a small gathering at home and watch virtually together! It will come with desserts, drink kits, decor, and more. Here is a sample of the types of goodies that we’ll send you in your box. See this page for more.

WHAT'S THE GALA PACKET?

Similar to last year with some added fun, we’ll send each person (in the U.S.) who registers for the “no frills” virtual gala a packet that includes information and activities.

HOW DO I SPONSOR THE GALA?

We’re so glad you’re interested! We would love to partner with you through a sponsorship, which is a donation used to match giving during the event. If you, your business, faith group, or other connection are interested in being a Gala Sponsor, please contact our Development Director, Jessinia. Sponsorships are recognized in our gala event materials.

WHERE CAN I JOIN THE AUCTION?

We will have a silent auction online on October 3rd starting at 12 pm PT. You’ll be able to bid on items via our auction website. If you register in advance, you’ll be automatically added to our online auction, where you can easily bid from your phone and can receive text notifications. Our live auction will be exclusively in-person.

100% of the auction item donations raised go to support our operations, and the amount of your donation that exceeds the fair market value of any item(s) won will be tax-deductible.

Thank you to our generous

Gala Sponsors

Thank you to our generous Gala Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring our gala? We’d love to partner with you. Contact us today.

 

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