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My Fiancé Dumped Me a Month Before the Wedding, So I Turned It Into a Charity Event

Dana's mom, Karen, dancing with the guests!

The person I thought was the love of my life called off our wedding one month before we were supposed to get married. I’m trying to think of something funny to say about it, but I’m not quite there yet. I’m making super-gentle jokes, like “I’ll probably be ready to go on Tinder in about…

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I don’t live anywhere, we live outside.


Lauri posted this at the www.crowdrise.com/nochildoutside site, shared here with permission. Hey folks – the below is about an experience I had the last time I chaperoned a field trip at Oscar’s school. Homelessness is not theoretical or distant in my community; it is present, immediate, and heartbreakingly human. If you have the time/bandwidth/resources, please…

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A new wig for Jolene

Jolene edited

Jolene was born with a rare genetic disorder called anhidrotic ectodermal dysphagia that results in baldness, nail deformation, and teeth erosion. Jolene’s mother, brother, and daughter all have the disorder and it has affected each of their lives. Jolene started losing her hair when she was in third grade. By the time she was 11,…

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More than 1,600 homeless attend the Holly Jolly Holiday Party


For many homeless individuals and families, the holidays bring feelings of loneliness, isolation, depression and sadness. No place to go, no invitations to dinner, no holiday cards in the mail and no gifts under the tree. Not at Mary’s Place! On Monday, December 21st, we hosted our annual Holly Jolly Holiday Party for the homeless…

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No Child Sleeps Outside

crowdfunding banner

Can you help? In October, Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine signed a Proclamation of Emergency in response to the homelessness crisis in Seattle and across King County. The weather has turned cold, wet and dark and still today more than 550 families, mostly single mothers and children, have no safe place…

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