Jason Rantz and Todd Herman select their GiveBIG charities

May 9, 2018, 7:04 AM | Updated: 11:42 am

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)...

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

KTTH hosts Jason Rantz and Todd Herman are encouraging listeners and readers to donate to non-profit organizations they hand-picked for GiveBIG 2018.

GiveBIG is a one-day online giving event designed to help nonprofit organizations in the Seattle area raise funds. There are over a thousand organizations participating this year, but Rantz and Herman each selected one favorite.

Rantz: Street Bean Coffee Roasters

“We bring on young people that are accessing services in the Seattle area and we take them through a job training process that is five months long,” Street Bean director Sean McDonald told Rantz in an interview. “During that time, they learn both the hard skills and the soft skills it takes to be in the coffee industry, but more so we try to train them more broadly for customer service and retail backgrounds.”

Because most of the Street Bean trainees live in shelters, they also partner with New Horizons to help them find permanent, affordable housing. There are two Street Bean locations, one in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood and the other in Seattle’s U-Distict. Anyone interested can donate to Street Bean here.

Herman: Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission

For his part, Todd Herman is encouraging his followers to donate to the Union Gospel Mission. He explained his reasoning in an email:

The Union Gospel Mission is the opposite of King County and Seattle politicians in their approach to homelessness. UGM seeks to restore people’s lives–souls, housing, activity, sobriety and work–not to store them in boxes and tents like the politicians. They are experts at outreach, housing, clothing and human interaction and UGM operates with a data-driven approach to helping people who want and seek housing and assistance and they operate their charity openly and efficiently knowing that the poor will always be amongst us and it is our Christian duty to help.

Anyone interested in donating to the Union Gospel Mission can do so here.

Jason Rantz on AM 770 KTTH
  • listen to jason rantzTune in to AM 770 KTTH weekdays at 3-7pm toThe Jason Rantz Show.

Jason Rantz Show

Jason Rantz

A promotional poster for fentanylfacts.org provides what a Washington health agency believes are ke...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: One health department’s anti-fentanyl campaign actually pushes drug use

A new campaign from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department ends up encouraging kids to use fentanyl in a "safer" way. It's dangerous and will only make the crisis worse.

4 days ago

sound transit trees...

Max Gross

Gross: Sound Transit wanted to decimate trees; residents demanded better 

Lake Forest Park residents were livid when they heard about a potential new Sound Transit Project that would destroy tree life in the community.

7 days ago

Yakima City Council...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Mayor scolded for calling 911 on ‘far right-wing’ signature gatherers

Not only were the petitioners acting lawfully while promoting mainstream views, it wasn't an emergency and should not have resulted in a call to 911.

9 days ago

Seattle Fire Department vehicles were spotted outside Seattle Police Department's West Precinct on ...

Jason Rantz

‘All clear’ given after suspicious package found outside Seattle Police West Precinct

A suspicious package with powder was found outside of the Seattle Police Department's West Precinct Wednesday.

9 days ago


Jason Rantz

Rantz: NewsBreak app striking ‘conservative’ opinions it doesn’t like

NewsBreak's X account messaged me in June, asking if I was interested in posting my content to their website and app. I was interested.

10 days ago

ACLU Marysville jail...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: ACLU of Wash. mad Marysville leaders may put criminals in jail

To Jazmyn Clark, a program director for the ACLU of Washington, jailing someone who keeps breaking the law is a draconian move.

11 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Swedish Cyberknife...

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is a busy month on the sports calendar and also holds a very special designation: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Ziply Fiber...

Dan Miller

The truth about Gigs, Gs and other internet marketing jargon

If you’re confused by internet technologies and marketing jargon, you’re not alone. Here's how you can make an informed decision.

Education families...

Education that meets the needs of students, families

Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA) is a program of Omak School District that is a full-time online public school for students in grades K-12.

Emergency preparedness...

Emergency planning for the worst-case scenario

What would you do if you woke up in the middle of the night and heard an intruder in your kitchen? West Coast Armory North can help.

Innovative Education...

The Power of an Innovative Education

Parents and students in Washington state have the power to reimagine the K-12 educational experience through Insight School of Washington.

Medicare fraud...

If you’re on Medicare, you can help stop fraud!

Fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60 billion each year and ultimately raises the cost of health care for everyone.

Jason Rantz and Todd Herman select their GiveBIG charities