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Nonprofits are extremely important to us in the Pacific Northwest, and many of these organizations are right here in our own communities. With us today is Mauricio Vivero, executive director of the Seattle International Foundation to talk to us about their organization and the goals to end poverty through grants and support for local charities.

You can TEXTthe word SEATTLE to 80088 to sign up and be entered for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Africa, Asia, or Latin America to see firsthand how our community is improving lives around the world.

And for more information about Seattle International Foundation, visit their website at www.seaif.org

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