When Pigs Fundraise
If you’re a Trufflepig newsletter subscriber (and if you aren’t, get on that), you know that every week we feature a “spotted pig” one of our readers has discovered. Usually they just get a passing one-liner, but we decided that this little piggy deserves a bit more time in the spotlight.
Sarah Dumbrille spotted this pig at Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA:
“Her name is Rachel. She is a real piggy bank and the mascot of the Pike Place Market. She ‘brings home the bacon’ for The Market Foundation which supports low-income residents who live in and around the Market. Legend has it that if you rub Rachel’s snout and make a donation, you’ll have good luck.”
We love all the spotted pigs who sniff their way into our inbox, but a pig who supports a good cause is worth its weight in ham. Rachel has been hanging out at the market since 1986, and has raised more than $200,000 to date for The Market Foundation. So if you’re passing through Seattle on your own travels, help a pig out and make a donation. Or even better, do it online right now. And check out this video of the Pike Place Fish Co. while you’re at it; aside from its famous pig, this unique market is also home to some not-so-average fishmongers.
Sarah Dumbrille lives about 85 feet off the ground in Manhattan. She’s based between Canada and NYC and works as a communications consultant. A long-time friend and collaborator, we’re always curious to see how and where she decides to spend her holidays. It’s never boring.