Mox Boarding House ENGAGE program

ENGAGE is the corporate giving and community outreach program for Card Kingdom, Inc. Through charitable giving, intentional service, fundraising, and in-kind donations, ENGAGE extends the Card Kingdom Inc. vision to the communities where we live and play.

WHO WE ARE

The ENGAGE Program became a reality in June 2013. We are comprised of staff from across the business who give of their time, above and beyond their regular work hours, to advise Card Kingdom’s corporate donations as well as host fundraisers for the benefit of local non-profit organizations. Our community has always been overwhelmingly supportive and we are happy to be able to give back!


AREAS OF FOCUS

Our focus is to bring support and awareness to local charities whose mission it is to improve education, fulfill basic human needs and support our neighborhoods and communities.

  • Education: Preschools, K-12, Higher Ed, Technical schools, Tutoring and Mentoring Programs, Before and After school programs such as Math and Science Club, Chess Club, etc.
  • Basic Needs: Programs that support Basic Health, Mental Health, and Health Education such as Food banks, Community Mental Health, Veterans and other Social Service Programs, Homeless Shelters, etc.
  • Neighborhoods/Community: Programs that promote positive social connection, teambuilding, and networking, etc. within our geographic community as well as our virtual community

ENGAGE PROGRAM SCOPE

We aim to connect with you, our employees, and our community to give in big and meaningful ways through product donations, in-kind support, and volunteerism.

In-Kind Giving: ENGAGE provides in-kind gifts to our community in three ways.

  • Product Donation: to learn more about eligibility and requirements, click here.
  • Space Rental: In Development. Stay tuned to learn more about the non-profit room rental program within our café and restaurant spaces.
  • Donation Drives: Food and Clothing Drives (throughout the year), Giving Tree (December).

Fundraisers: ENGAGE hosts one large fundraiser each year. It is called The Gauntlet.

Visit The Gauntlet website to discover more about The Gauntlet. This year’s table top games charity tournament will benefit the local charity, Treehouse. We’ll be inviting teams from local businesses and the gaming community to compete in a day-long event pitting their skills against one another in a quest to win The Gauntlet while supporting Seattle’s homeless youth population.
Community Engagement: Each year, the ENGAGE committee and other Card Kingdom and Mox Boarding House staff give of their time to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers and community neighbors.

Volunteerism:

  • Giving of time and talents at various non-profit programs in our community.
  • Game Training: Follow-up game training to beneficiaries of the Giving Tree(s).
  • Game Days/Nights: In-house or off-site hosting of family or school game days.

ENGAGE Press: “In the News”

Recap Article and Video of The Gauntlet 2016: Moxtropolis: http://www.moxboardinghouse.com/media/gauntletcharity/
The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Feature; Case Study- July 21, 2015- “Board-Game Fundraising Event Triples It’s Goal and Raises $91,000”: https://philanthropy.com/article/Case-Study-Board-Game/231785
DigiPen Institute of Technology- News and Events- April 16, 2015- “DigiPen Faculty Fundraise for Hopelink on Road to Gauntlet”: http://news.digipen.edu/academics/digipen-faculty-fundraise-for-the-gauntlet/#.VvBsU_krIgs
DigiPen Institute of Technology- News and Events- May 13th, 2015- “The Gauntlet: Moxtropolis- Behind the Scenes with Lyla Ross”: http://news.digipen.edu/press/the-gauntlet-moxtropolis-lyla-ross/#.VvBu9_krIgs
DigiPen Institute of Technology- News and Events- May 21st, 2015- “Team DigiPen Raises $1800 for Hopelink”:http://news.digipen.edu/press/team-digipen-raises-1800-hopelink/#.VvBwT_krIgs
Hopelink Reaching Out Newsletter- “Who’s Helping Hopelink”: https://www.hope-link.org/assets/Hopelink-Reaching-Out-Autumn-2015.pdf
Causevox Blog- Movers and Shakers Feature: https://www.causevox.com/blog/movers-shakers-engage-raises-unexpected-92k-hosting-board-game-tournament/
Causevox Blog- Three-Tiered Crowdfunding: https://www.causevox.com/blog/three-tiered-crowdfunding/
Social Media Examiner- Social Media for Crowdfunding: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/social-media-for-crowdfunding/
Non-Profit Technology Network Blog- Cultivating a Community for Fundraising: http://www.nten.org/article/step-by-step-guide-to-cultivating-a-community-for-fundraising/
Bj Shea’s Geek Nation Podcast- Pre Gauntlet Promo- http://media.kisw.com/a/104763399/bjgn-05-06-15-the-gauntlet-moxtropolis.htm?q=moxtropolis
BJ Shea’s Geek Nation Podcast- post Gauntlet recap- http://media.kisw.com/a/105528178/bjgn-05-22-15-gauntlet-game-of-thrones.htm


PRODUCT DONATION INFORMATION
Thank you for your interest in connecting with ENGAGE to enhance your fundraiser, community program, or any other charitable endeavor. The following are some guidelines to help you determine if your request is a good fit for our program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Organization has been granted a tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, or is a K-12 public school or school district, under Section 501 (c)(3) or Section 170 (c)(1) of the code.
  2. Request must be in writing (email is sufficient) and contain the information outlined on this web page.
  3. Request is for specific programming or event(s) rather than for general funding.
  4. Programming or event is of benefit to the Greater Puget Sound region of Washington State (exceptions may be granted with prior approval).
    Ineligible Organizations:

At this time, we are unable to fulfill requests from the following entities:

  1. Religious organizations, political associations, private schools, or organizations with strictly a sports focus.
  2. Individuals, or to capital or endowment campaigns.
  3. Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation, or whose values and mission run counter to Card Kingdom’s values and mission statement.

Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis with ENGAGE Program Committee members. Please allow AT LEAST 6-8 WEEKS before your specified event or program start date for committee review and processing. (Requests made with less than 4 weeks until the event or donation date will not likely be processed in time, as we are an all-volunteer committee that has a limited number of meetings per year.) Requests are evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis.