Drink Wine & Raise Money For Kids’ School Supplies At E.B. Foote Sept. 17th
Scholastic Journey, a local non-profit organization, will be hosting “Wine Tasting for Education,” a fundraiser to help needy kids get school supplies, on Friday, Sept. 17th at E.B. Foote Winery, located at 127 SW 153rd Street.
A selection of six wines will be poured from 7:30pm – 9 :30pm, and all proceeds will go to Scholastic Journey, a non-profit corporation founded in 2009 to provide an opportunity for children around the world to attend school. Many families are unable to provide their children with the supplies necessary to attend school; items like school uniforms, text books, backpacks, papers, pens and pencils are outside the means of many families in severely impoverished areas.
Cost for the event will be $20, and includes six tastings, hor d’oeuvres and fun raffles. Tickets can be purchased online here. Additional glasses of wine will be available for $5 each. Cash only.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Scholastic Journey’s “Wine Tasting for Education” fundraiser.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 17th from 7:30pm – 9:30pm.
WHERE: E.B. Foote Winery, located at 127 SW 153rd Street in Burien.
COST: $20 per person, includes six tastings, hor d’oeuvres and fun raffles. Tickets can be purchased online here. Additional glasses of wine will be available for $5 each. Cash only.
E. B. Foote Winery is one of the oldest wineries in Washington State. The grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley in eastern Washington and are trucked in The crush, press, fermenting, bottling, labeling, and sales are done right at the winery in Burien. These award-winning wines may include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, red blends, and Sweet Sherrill, a Riesling-like wine.
Scholastic Journey aims to fill the void in education left by extreme poverty. The organization has committed to begin with five elementary schools in Bunatan, Bali, Indonesia. Bali has a population of about 3.1million people (recorded in 2005), 93% of whom adhere to Balinese Hinduism. Bali is renowned for its highly developed arts, including dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking and music. Unfortunately, a series of natural disasters, political coups and terrorist attacks severely affected tourism, bringing much economic hardship to the island. The average annual income in Bunatan and surrounding areas is less than $500, not allowing most families to provide an education for their children.