Over $101,000 Donated to Date!
Uncle Ike’s believes in the principles of corporate social citizenship; that it is our responsibility to know and serve our communities. Since the day we opened our doors it’s been our priority to find meaningful ways to give back. In addition to regular Community Cleanups throughout our neighborhoods, Ike’s proudly supports Seattle charities and nonprofit organizations by making direct contributions, organizing fundraisers, and volunteering time and energy.
Purchase With Purpose
Uncle Ike’s would like to acknowledge and highlight the support of our loyal customers and trusted vendors in shared pursuit of impactful positive change. Every month, Uncle Ike’s donates 5% of ALL PROFITS to organizations that advocate to free those imprisoned by the Unjust War on Drugs, and groups working to build Black Generational Prosperity in Seattle and throughout Washington. Uncle Ike’s partners with organizations who’s missions align with our desire to support significant changes towards equity in our communities. We understand that strong governance and strategic plans are vital for effective charities to make every dollar count.
“The Last Prisoner Project was formed by a coalition of cannabis industry leaders, executives, and artists dedicated to bringing restorative justice to the cannabis industry. LPP was founded out of the belief that if anyone is able to profit and build wealth in the legal cannabis industry, those individuals must also work to release and rebuild the lives of those who have suffered from cannabis criminalization.”
“Tabor 100 launched the Black Business Equity Fund (BBEF) to fight the “twin pandemics” of systemic racism and COVID-19. In the midst of the “twin pandemics” of systemic racism and the COVID-19 crisis, we have laid bare issues that have long hindered economic and social mobility for Black people and other communities of color. We urgently need to support the survival of Black-owned businesses through this economic crisis and invest in their ongoing sustainability and success as competitive enterprises.”
Weekly Grocery Giveaway
Uncle Ike’s believes in lowering the barriers to access food. In October, Uncle Ike’s Glass & Goods implemented a weekly grocery drive in partnership with the Emergency Feeding Program. EFP is a nonprofit organization committed to providing a nutritional response to people in need of immediate food assistance by collaborating with partner agencies to ensure that no one will go hungry tonight.
Ike’s continues to give away boxes of free groceries at their Central District and White Center locations starting at 12pm EVERY Friday! Boxes contain meats, bread, cheese & dairy, fresh produce, canned & dried goods, packaged snacks, and MORE! Available to anyone in need during these difficult times – no questions asked. Please come grab a box. First come, first served, while supplies last.
In November Ike’s gave away over 500 boxes of groceries and employees volunteered their time at EFP’s warehouse where they prepared boxes of food to be given out all across King County.
Northwest Community Bail Fund “Higher Power” Fundraiser
Uncle Ike’s believes in equity and a fair criminal justice system. In June, Ike’s hosted a charitable fundraising campaign for the Northwest Community Bail Fund. NCBF is a nonprofit organization advocating for bail reform and working to minimize the harm of the cash bail system by paying bail for people who would otherwise spend the pre-trial time in jail.
Washington Wildfire Relief Fundraiser
Washington State experienced a horrific wildfire siege this year which had a devastating effect on our friends and community. On November 6th, Uncle Ike’s, in partnership with Walden Cannabis, donated all profits from purchases of Walden Cannabis products to the Community Foundation of NCW to help with ongoing recovery and relief efforts.
Holiday Letter Writing Drive
This past holiday season Uncle Ike’s partnered with the Last Prisoner Project to support their Letter Writing Drive. With COVID restricting access to visitations and frequent lockdowns restricting internet access, this past year has been exceptionally more difficult and isolating for the incarcerated. Sending a holiday letter to those imprisoned under cannabis criminalization can really go a long way in lifting spirits. Receiving a handwritten letter is a personal reminder that they have not been forgotten. Ike’s set up letter writing stations in all of our shops’ breakrooms for employee participation, and they encouraged customers to write a letter of their own.
All Uncle Ike’s locations have donation boxes where customers can drop their change or cash contributions. Your giving is matched 100% by Ike’s, up to $10,000 per month, and goes directly to the charitable organizations with whom we proudly partner.
Current Organization: Last Prisoner Project’s “Roll it up for Justice” Program