About Seattle GiveCamp

Seattle GiveCamp Background and History

The first Seattle GiveCamp hackathon was held on January 14-16, 2011 in the Microsoft Commons. Since that first gathering of volunteers and nonprofits, Seattle GiveCamp has become a regular annual event, occuring every October at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington. In recent years, we have consistently attracted over 200 volunteers and since that first event in January of 2011, we have delivered over a hundred completed projects to our grateful nonprofit organizations. This page helps to document our history.


Seattle GiveCamp 2015

When/where: October 3-5, 2015 at Microsoft Commons, Redmond, WA.
Co-leaders: Paul Litwin and Suzanna Litwin.
Planning Committee: Mike Roshak, Sabra Goldick, Charlie Rundles, Adrienne Kreft, Rena Cummings, Julie St. George, Claire Petersky, Edmund Tse, Sujith Gowda.

About 200 volunteers helped to build solutions for 25 non-profit organizations:

  • Hunger Intervention Program
  • OneWorld Now!
  • Boyer Children’s Clinic
  • Changes Parent Support Network
  • East African Community Services
  • Environment Science Center
  • Facing Homelessness
  • Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss
  • Green Plate Special
  • KCSARC (King County Sexual Assault Resource Center)
  • La Leche League of Washington
  • Listen and Talk
  • Many Lights Foundation
  • Meadowbrook Community CARE
  • North Helpline
  • Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program
  • Puget Sound Old Lesbians Organizing for Change
  • PUP Dog Rescue
  • Queer Foundation
  • Rotary First Harvest
  • Seavuria
  • TB Photovoice
  • Washington State Parks Foundation
  • Young Shakespeare
  • Workshop Youth in Focus

Seattle GiveCamp 2014

When/where: October 3-5, 2014 at Microsoft Building 37, Redmond, WA.
Leader: Mike Roshak.
Planning Committee:Paul Litwin, Suzanna Litwin, Sabra Goldick, Charlie Rundles, Edmund Tse, Sujith Gowda.

About 140 volunteers helped to build solutions for 20 non-profit organizations:

  • Washington Food Coalition
  • Bike Works
  • Changes Parent Support Network
  • Acres of Diamonds
  • Teen Link Crisis Clinic
  • Evergreen City Ballet
  • Feet First
  • Global Visionaries
  • Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
  • Neurology Vocational Services Unit
  • SeaChar
  • Seattle Humane Society
  • Alliance of People with Disabilities
  • Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
  • Tiny Trees Preschool
  • Transplant House
  • Youth Tutoring Program
  • Urban Family
  • Puget Sound Blood Center
  • Seattle GiveCamp WebSite

Seattle GiveCamp 2013

When/where: October 11-13, 2013 at Microsoft Commons, Redmond, WA.
Co-leaders: Paul Litwin and Suzanna Litwin.
Planning Committee:Michael Roshak, Charlie Rundles, and Sabra Goldick.

About 125 volunteers helped to build solutions for these 20 non-profit organizations:

  • Bike Works
  • Neurology Vocational Services Unit
  • Kitsap Community Foundation
  • Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest
  • ChangeStream Media
  • Rotary First Harvest
  • NWDance.net
  • Washington Food Coalition
  • Open Doors for Multicultural Families
  • Treehouse
  • Lifelong AIDS Alliance
  • Sound Child Care Solutions
  • Jolkona
  • SEAVURIA
  • Washington Wild
  • Southwest Youth and Family Services
  • ROOTS Young Adult Shelter
  • Fabric of Life
  • Timebanks of Puget Sound (TOPS)
  • Housing Consortium of Everett & Snohomish County

Seattle GiveCamp 2012

When/where: October 19-21, 2012 at Microsoft Commons, Redmond, WA.
Leader: Ruth Walter.
Planning Committee: Paul Litwin, Suzanna Moran, Michael Roshak, David Rogers, and Sabra Goldick.

About 80 volunteers helped build solutions for these 17 non-profit organizations:

  • Center for Ethical Leadership
  • ChangeStream Media
  • EarthCorps
  • Eastside Friends of Seniors
  • El Centro de la Raza
  • Get Schooled
  • Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center (HSDC)
  • Nature Vision
  • Nourishing Networks Institute
  • Plumbers Without Borders
  • Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society
  • Queen It's A New Day
  • Rotary First Harvest
  • Southwest Youth and Family Services
  • Vittana.org
  • Washington Basic Food Employment Training Program
  • Work Opportunities

Seattle GiveCamp Fall 2011

When/where: October 21-23, 2011 at Microsoft Commons, Redmond, WA.
Leader: Paul Litwin.
Planning Committee: Eduardo Jezierski, Bridget Lewis, David Rogers, Karl Shifflet, Ruth Walther, Suzanna Moran, and Kerry Gates-Nunn.

About 90 volunteers helped create solutions for these 17 non-profits:

  • Eastside Friends of Seniors
  • Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations
  • Domestic Abuse Women's Network - DAWN
  • Architects Without Borders - Seattle
  • Alliance of People with disAbilities
  • Millionaire Club
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Washington (LDA WA)
  • Music for Life Institute
  • Neighborcare Health
  • Floating Bridge Press
  • El Centro de la Raza
  • Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center
  • Seattle Kannada Sangha
  • Mychal Rushwald Scholarship Fund
  • Rotary First Harvest
  • Something Real Productions
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - Seattle

Inaugural Spring 2011 Seattle GiveCamp

When/where: January 14-16, 2011 at Microsoft Commons, Redmond, WA.
Leader: Ali Denali.

About 80 volunteers helped these 15 non-profits:

  • Capitol Hill Alano Club
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of Seattle/King County
  • Alliance of Nonprofits Washington State
  • AtWork!
  • Tessera
  • Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN)
  • Faith in Action
  • The Haitian Sustainable Development Foundation
  • Rotary First Harvest
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
  • AlleyCat Acres
  • Washington Poison Center
  • Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center
  • Alliance of People with disAbilities
  • Auburn Youth Resources