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Reaching Out Luncheon FAQs

What is the Reaching Out Luncheon?

The annual Reaching Out Luncheon is Hopelink’s signature event, with a goal of raising $1 million to provide services to families and individuals in north and east King County, Washington.

How do I register? Is there a deadline?

Registration will open in July. Once registration begins, you can register online, email or call 425.897.3703.

Registration will officially close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 29, or when the event reaches capacity. If seats are still available on the day of the luncheon, they will be assigned through walk-up registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

What is the cost to attend the luncheon?

Free! The Reaching Out Luncheon is a fundraiser for Hopelink services, however, it’s not a ticketed event, nor is there a cost to attend. During the program, you’ll be asked to make a gift by filling out a giving card at your table. Guests may write checks, provide credit card information, or simply scan QR codes at the event that’ll direct to a link to pay. The suggested minimum donation is $200, and your contribution can be pledged over time.

Is Meydenbauer Center and this event accessible?

Meydenbauer Center is an ADA-compliant venue. Elevators and escalators are located on the north and south sides of the building. Volunteers will be stationed throughout the parking garage and entrances to guide you as you arrive. The event will take place on the ground floor. Bathrooms are located at the north end of the lobby. All gender restrooms will be available. Name and pronoun tags will be provided.

As our guests arrive, the volume in the lobby and ballroom will get louder. Music will play at mid-volume before and after the program. During the program, lights will slightly dim, and videos play on large screens in between speakers. On-screen videos will include closed captioning as will the livestream. An ASL interpreter will be on-screen throughout the event. This event will be in English.

Hopelink welcomes all to Reaching Out Luncheon. For questions about accessibility or accommodations, call 425.897.3703, or email

What is a Table Captain and how do I sign up?

Hopelink’s Table Captains partner with us by hosting a table and inviting guests from their professional or personal networks to join us for a day of inspiration and hope - with the goal of raising awareness and support of the organization during the Luncheon.

Table Captain registration will open on Monday, June 12. If you are interested in becoming a Table Captain, please email to ensure you are on the mailing list to receive registration information the day it opens.

What is a Pacesetter and how do I sign up?

Hopelink Pacesetters help “set the pace” for the Reaching Out Luncheon. As a Pacesetter, your leadership will not only motivate other luncheon attendees to give generously as well but will provide critical support for our ongoing work to ensure our clients’ needs are met with success.

We’ll have more information about how to become a Pacesetter soon. Please check back for details!

Where do I park?

We highly encourage guests to carpool or arrive early to ensure parking nearby. The Meydenbauer lot below the main ballroom will be free and reserved for luncheon attendees, but is usually filled by 11:15 a.m. You may also park in non-validated overflow lots in the surrounding area.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

We can accommodate most dietary concerns. Please let us know prior to the event. Call 425.897.3703, or email

I need to cancel my registration, what should I do?

Thank you for letting us know! Please email by October 7th so that we are able to cancel your lunch order. (Cancellations after this date can still be processed, but we will not be able to change our catering order after October 7th).

I am not able to attend the luncheon, but want to donate, can I do that?

Yes, thank you! If you cannot attend and would still like to support Hopelink, you can donate online at:
Or you can mail your donation to:
Attn: Development
P.O. Box 3577
Redmond, WA 98073

IMPORTANT: Be sure to note “Luncheon” on your check or in the comments section of the online form.