The Vera Project is excited to announce the 12th annual drinking fundraiser A Drink for the Kids! Happening just in time to gear up for the best week of the summer, when the sun shines the longest and the cocktails are the most refreshing, we invite Seattle’s 21+ music and arts loving community to support programs for all ages at the Vera Project just by drinking at their favorite neighborhood bars!
Vera is excited to welcome Tito’s Vodka and local distillery 3 Howls as A Drink for the Kids’ liquor sponsors, and welcomes back Eugene, Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewery as beer sponsor. During A Drink for the Kids, 100% of the proceeds raised from the purchase of any Tito’s, 3 Howls cocktails, or Ninkasi beer directly benefit The Vera Project. Each night will feature raffles with fun prizes from partners like Seattle Theatre Group, Sub Pop, the Show Box, Bon Voyage Vintage, and more, with the Linda’s Tavern night also featuring a small silent auction of sought-after items.
The A Drink for the Kids opening party will be held Wednesday, June 18th at Neighbor Lady, hosted by our friends Do206, Kim Selling, Skate Like a Girl, Hollow Earth, and Travis Maisch.
On Thursday, June 19th, the fun continues at Linda’s Tavern, featuring a silent auction with tickets to shows, a painting by Derek Erdman, and more, and is hosted by Vera founders James Keblas, Kate Becker, and Shannon Stewart, as well as Vera best friends Sub Pop Records, Emily Nokes and Kelly O of The Stranger, The Grammys, psych band Midday Veil, Uber, and Vera board member Chris Hong.
Friday, June 20th the party moves to Redwood Tavern with hosts Cairo, board members Amber Jimenez and Jerry Chiang, Hollis Wong-Wear, Hush Hush Records, as well as Vera staffers Rachel Kramer, Andrea Friedman, Elizabeth Maize, and Andy Fife.
The closing party will be held Saturday, June 21 at the new Comet Tavern, hosted by David Meinert, Vera board member Mikhael Mei Williams, David Gallo, and friends.