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World Relief Seattle is pleased to announce our
We Belong event on October 15th, 2021
at the Bellevue Hilton and online.

This year's event has options to join virtually or in-person, as well as small group experiences with the From Home to Home exhibit the week leading up to the event.

In-Person Event Celebration

Hilton Bellevue | 300 112th Ave SE | Bellevue, WA 98004 | 5:30pm

Complimentary self-parking available at the hotel

Come learn more about the work of World Relief Seattle and raise funds needed to continue to build community that welcomes and empowers refugees and asylees in Western.

It will be a  lovely night to reconnect, a chance to wear your formal attire (think suits and dresses) with a partially-guided tour of our experiential From Home to Home exhibit centered around the experience of refugees and asylees arriving to the United States, a cocktail hour, multi course dinner, reception and raffle!

 

Guests must be 21 years and older. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all attendees.

We will be following all state COVID event guidelines. Masks will be required unless seated at a guest table to eat or drink. Anytime guests are up and about, we will require a mask to be worn for the safety of guests, staff and vendors. We are filling less than 50% of a 600 person ballroom in order to provide ample space between guests and tables.

Schedule of Events

5:30pm-6:15pm Check-in and registration. Come whenever works for you! We just ask you arrive by 6:15pm in order to give you time to for all the activities prior to the program

5:30pm-6:45pm From Home to Home exhibit (plan for at least 30 minutes to visit the exhibit), cocktail hour, raffle and an opportunity to chat with World Relief staff about anything you are wanting to learn about the organization.

7:00pm Dinner

7:30pm Program/Raffle closes

8:30pm Raffle winners are announced, closing remarks and dessert (at this point of the night you are welcome to head home or stick around for some live performances, drop into From Home to Home and/or socialize with World Relief staff, friends and family

Virtual Event

For those too far or not quite ready to attend in person, click here to reserve your spot virtually.

Email instructions will follow with login info.

Schedule of Events

7:00pm Log on and check out the raffle items and buy as many raffle tickets as your heart desires! You will also be able to peruse around the gala website and learn more about World Relief and watch the countdown to the live program.

7:30pm Live program begins with raffle prize announced at the end

8:30pm Thank you and goodnight!

Our From Home to Home exhibit is also available to our virtual guests the week prior to the virtual event! If interested you can purchase tickets and World Relief staff can book your time.

Guests ages 12 and up may tour the From Home to Home exhibit for $100 and we ask all guests for proof of vaccination.

To inquire about scheduling your group for a private viewing of the exhibit, email webelong@wr.org. For our private group viewings we will be offering samosas and chia as well as Q&A with staff.

Welcomed | Rooted | Empowered

World Relief Seattle opened its doors to the first wave of refugees from Southeast Asia in 1979. Today, thousands of people have had their lives changed: both by being welcomed and by opening their homes and lives to welcome others.

The refugees and immigrants we serve display incredible resilience as they take difficult jobs, learn a new language & culture, and even navigate the citizenship process--all to put down roots so that they and their children will thrive. Your generosity makes this possible.

While building a future for themselves and with your partnership, these families have also been empowered to give back. Our communities are enriched by new cultures, new ideas, new businesses, and new leaders. Having been shown incredible hospitality in a time of need, each of them--each of us--turns and extends hospitality to others.

Join us this October as we celebrate the empowering work of World Relief in Western Washington and look toward an exciting future. 

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