In the face of recent gun violence in Seattle and the nation, it is easy to become fearful and to lose sight of what unites a community. Many individuals such as yourself and many organizations that you may be a part of have been working in the community for decades to create real opportunities for those traditionally disenfranchised. We each do our part to bring to light issues of poverty, suffering, injustice, and violence. Whether newly awakened or long engaged, The Compassion Games seeks to amplify your interest to share the vision of justice and to collaborate to create a connected and caring community.

So how you do you get involved? There are four easy actions described below that you can choose from, but first, take a moment to consider what you or your organization is doing already that would benefit from amplification and expanded community engagement. Is there a tangible action/project/dream that could be done with your organization and the support of community volunteers? Are there “hidden treasures” in your community/neighborhood that represent compassionate action or provide an opportunity for compassionate action? Do you want to be part of Seattle’s Heart Map, linked with others engaged in creating the world we want to live in?

If so, here’s what to do next:

• Join the Organizing Committee for the 2012 Compassion Games by signing up here.
• Bring attention to what you’re already doing and post your community engagement activity/project here.
• Tell us about a “hidden treasure” in your neighborhood, acts of compassion, or opportunities for engagement that can be part of the Compassion Games  Scavenger Hunt. Sign up for the newsletter and send us your idea here.
• Become a sponsor of the Compassion Games and use our marketing communications to benefit your organization by contacting us here.

Go For the Gold” and join a growing list of sponsors and partners! The Compassion Games help us challenge and inspire each other to make our community the community we wish to live in – a more connected, vital, kind, inclusive, just, safe, and altogether better place to live. Together we can be the change we seek in the world, and your participation will make these games a success.