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Rachel, the life-size piggy bank at Pike Place Market, enjoys entertaining visitors with her prize-winning porcine features and helping them pose for portraits with her. As handsome and fun as her striking figure may be, Rachel is one very serious pig. Serious about collecting much needed money. Rachel donates every penny stuffed into her magnificent self to help the disadvantaged adults and children who receive vital social services through The Market Foundation. She's dreaming of a full Christmas so that she can share it all with the dear people living even more on the margins than usual in this very challenging economy. Not able to visit Rachel in person to drop coins in her slot? She's able to receive them on line :-) and has some fun goodies for benefit sale. You can check out the extent of the programs funded by the Market Foundation here (scroll down to "Housing & Social Services"). It's why this little piggy went to Market.