Connecting Passions

Gordon hiking

When Pamela Hayden introduced EMC Vice President for Global Services Gordon Winters to Mary’s Place late last year, he was hooked. Here’s a video he created about Mary’s Place to share with his friends, employees, and anyone who will watch! The first weekend of October, Gordon will be hiking approximately six miles and 6,700 feet…

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Brunch for Beds on October 3rd


We’re excited to introduce a new fall fundraising event at Mary’s Place, Brunch for Beds! If you’ve been to our very fun Bingo for Beds, you’ll recognize a theme! Brunch for Beds will take place on Saturday, October 3rd at 10:30am at Benaroya Hall. Lite brunch will be served, and the entertainment will include a…

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A big loss for Mary’s Place – Margo the Cargo Van

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UPDATE!!! After Alison Grande at KIRO TV ran a story about Margo last night we received 20 donations – one was a $10,000 gift from an individual hero, and one was a $25,000 gift from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound! We are so grateful to all who contributed!! Margo will be back…

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Back to School Supplies Drive


It’s hard to face the idea that summer is coming to an end, but in homes around the country, families are organizing supplies and back packs for that looming first day of school. At Mary’s Place, it’s no different! More than 100 kids of all ages visit Mary’s Place with their families each day and…

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Introducing our new Development Director, Katie Teplicky!

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We’re excited to introduce you to one of our newest staff members! Katie Teplicky joined Mary’s Place in January 2015 as our events coordinator and immediately showed a knack for building relationships, bringing people together, and igniting passions (plus, she is a lot of fun)! She has been deeply involved with fundraising for the past…

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Family Center Open House on July 9th

Join us at our new Family Center in North Seattle with special guest, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray! We’re excited to celebrate and thank everyone who helped make this location possible! Come by to see our new home, meet our families, and learn more about the services that Mary’s Place offers. Oh, and enjoy hot dogs,…

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Mary’s Place Rotating Shelter

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The Mary’s Place Rotating Night Shelter is hosted by 22 different faith communities. Congregations host at least one week a year, many much more frequently. This volunteer-run shelter provides two meals (dinner and breakfast) and a place to call home for 14 women and their children. Mary’s Place provides transportation to and from the Day…

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Announcing our new North Seattle Shelter

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Earlier this year, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray formed a task force to identify solutions to housing homeless men, women and children who were currently sleeping outside. One of the recommendations of the group was that the City review its vacant properties for possible shelter locations. The former bank building at 130th and Stone Way in…

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StoryCorps tells our stories

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The “Finding Our Way” StoryCorps project invited families who have experienced homelessness to tell their stories in their own words by sharing 40 minutes of uninterrupted conversation with a friend or a loved one. Three of our Mary’s Place families are included in the series and their stories are airing in June on KUOW’s Morning Edition.…

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REAL Love!


The numbers are in and we are overjoyed to let you know that we raised over $260,000 at our Spring Benefit Luncheon! We are so thankful to all 850+ of you who joined us at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on May 5th, thankful to our generous sponsors and partners who provided funding and food,…

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