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Evening of Appreciation 2020

Evening of Appreciation party 2019

PEPS Evening of Appreciation

On September 24, 2020, PEPS will be hosting our first-ever virtual Evening of Appreciation to thank and recognize the passion, commitment, and contributions of all PEPS volunteers, partners, donors, funders, and sponsors. There will be opportunities to meet others and create connection, hear from our guest speakers, and of course, prizes!

We will be meeting virtually using ZOOM. The meeting link will be added here the week of September 21st.
New to ZOOM? Here are some instructions.

Get ready to have some fun

Here is what you can expect during our Evening of Appreciation. A virtual login link will be sent to all guests by email the week of the event.

6:45pm - Pre-event Social
Join us for a pre-event meet and greet to introduce yourself to other guests and connect with PEPS staff and board members. You never know who you might see!

7pm - Welcome

Centering Yourself
Let Ela Compton guide you through a mindfulness practice and series of breathing exercises.

Conversation and Q & A with PEPS Executive Director, Dana Guy.

Interaction and Connection
Learn how you have made an impact from the PEPS staff and community. Plus, meet other guests to chat, connect, and trade tips and ideas on your selected topics.

Inspiration and Learning
Join Sarina Behar Natkin as she shares her learnings and teachings on ‘Successful Parenting During COVID-19’.

Acknowledgements and Connection
Join us in celebrating the Spirit of PEPS Award winners!

8:30pm - Closing and Post-event Cocktails
Create a signature cocktail with PEPS during this optional post-event time and enter to win a prize!

Get to know Sarina

Sarina Behar Natkin, LICSW, is a parent coach, speaker, and author. She is the co-founder of GROW Parenting®, a community more than 12,000 parents committed to learning and growing. Sarina is dedicated to providing parents with the tools and support they need to raise healthy children and find more joy in parenting, whether through her weekly feature on King 5 News, her own blog, or other media.

Sarina works and lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters. She is also a PEPS alumni and guest speaker, and has been a passionate supporter of PEPS ever since participating in a PEPS Group with her daughter 15 years ago.


Join us in creating a signature cocktail! Guests will receive digital recipe cards before the event . Non-alcoholic versions are also available. Allanah, our Operations Coordinator, walks us through making an orange-thyme simple syrup (it really is simple, we promise!) and how to put all the ingredients together to make a delicious and refreshing drink in this video.

Stay a while to cheers with us and be eligible to win a prize!


We are thrilled to have Sasha Summer Cousineau as our emcee! Sasha is a lifelong performer who is passionate about social justice, racial equity, and feminism. She believes water should be BUBBLY and that every day is a good day for sparkle. Sasha adds a little extra to everything she does and we know she’ll make your experience at our Evening of Appreciation special.

We are so excited to see you there! Have a question? Contact us at

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