Get Involved

Make a difference in our community or in communities around the country. Join us!

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.


Donate cash, stock, or items or services.

Volunteer - either by yourself or bring a group.

Hire our well trained and motivated graduates.

Sponsor our work through your company.

Connect with us on social media.

Sign up for our newsletter.

View our most recent donor recognition list.

“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

We'd Love to Hear from You!

Please contact our Development department via email or phone 206.267.6219 to learn more.

Your contribution has a ripple effect

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.  

Every grant allows us to build capacity and explore new ways we can make a difference.