FareStart is a real solution to some of our society’s most pressing challenges; homelessness, joblessness, poverty and hunger.
Our model works because we are both a social service provider and a social enterprise. We help people and create value for our community.
But everything we do is fueled by people like you. Each willing to play a part in helping us transform lives.
There are many ways you can be part of the FareStart community.
“One day, I was going down the elevator and asked how a student’s day was. He responded with a big smile, 'Today’s my birthday and tonight I’m graduating, and right after that, I get custody back of my son.' That tells the story of what FareStart does—what it can do for a person’s life. He had a job to go to. His whole life had come together and he was proud.” - Bonnie Tibbles, Volunteer
“I wholeheartedly believe in what you do and happy to give my hard-earned money to you.” - Joy Patman, Donor & Seattle Public Schools Teacher
"What a wonderful mission and great for us that the food and service is awesome." - Open Table Diner
Volunteers take on a lot, allowing us to put as many of our resources as possible toward transforming lives.
Every dollar spent in our restaurants or cafes or through a catered event is rolled back into programs.
Each new hire creates a lasting impact in their life and becomes the greatest recruiter we have for new students.