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Moto Women Run Full Throttle for JWC

Jubilee is fortunate to have some of the most wonderful volunteers around (no bias here). During our last fiscal year, 531 volunteers gave 11,362 hours to help Jubilee women. For some, volunteering is a personal gift of time or talent. For others, it is an opportunity to come together with a like-minded community to give back. The Rainier Ravens is one such group.

The Rainier Ravens is a collective of women who embrace the motorcyclist culture in Seattle. They have bodacious bikes, endless energy, and huge hearts. In 2016 they connected with Jubilee because they wanted to help women in the community who were struggling.

“We chose Jubilee because we wanted an organization large enough to know what they are doing but small enough that we could make an impact.”

“We have many women in our group who have had difficult times, so we wanted to give back,” said Lisa Terry, who helps lead the Ravens. “We chose Jubilee because we wanted an organization large enough to know what they are doing but small enough that we could make an impact.”

And what an impact they’ve had! The Ravens have prepared several delicious meals for Jubilee residents. They’ve raised thousands of dollars through raffles at their annual moto campouts. And they’ve hosted clothing, hygiene, and gift card drives, most recently collecting more than 600 bras to distribute to residents and other low-income women through Jubilee’s free clothing boutique. Now that’s support!

“It is touching for us as organizers to see how much the Ravens want to give back and how big their hearts are,” said Lisa. “The group is about inclusivity, building community, and supporting each other, so working with Jubilee is part of what we are all about.”