Blanket our Community in Love!

We have a goal to collect 1,000 blankets for area shelters by the date of our Spring Luncheon on May 5th. Can you help? Please join us to collect new and gently used clean TWIN blankets to meet the urgent demand and keep families and children warm at night! Bring your blanket donations to the…

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Baba’s Story

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Baba and his family speak only French. Baba’s story was translated to English and read to our guests at the Jackson Street shelter Open House. My name is Baba, I am from Democratic Republic of Congo. I arrived in Seattle on February 9th, 2015 with my three children Benie, Djo Djo, and Jeampy. My wife,…

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The winnings are in: Governors Baker, Hassan, and Inslee deliver on Super Bowl bets

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A Super Bowl loss became a big win for two Washington nonprofits this week. The winnings of Gov. Inslee’s Super Bowl wager with New England governors Charlie Baker (R-MA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) arrived this week. The governors agreed to donate to area food banks win or lose. New Hampshire sent 20 lbs of bacon…

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We love our Angels in Blue!

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The other day we got this touching email from a police officer: Hello, hope you can help. On Saturday night I drove a woman and her two daughters and son to Mary’s Place. They had been kicked out of the place they were staying and were literally homeless with no money. The staff at Mary’s…

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Paying it Forward

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Solomon Muche shared the inspirational story of his journey through homelessness to being accepted at the University of Washington last fall with our audience at the Annual Spring Luncheon. Now happily settled in at the UW, we were excited to learn that Solomon was one of three students selected to present his research at the…

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Crowdfunding Campaign Raises more than $300,000!

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WE DID IT! Thanks you YOU, our crowdfunding campaign to make sure No Child Sleeps Outside this Winter in Seattle EXCEEDED our goal and raised more than $300,000 to provide emergency shelter and services to homeless moms, dads, and kids this winter. The season is truly merry and bright for our homeless families! A big…

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The Story of the Tent

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The other day a supporter, Lori, saw our request on Facebook for a family-sized tent to use at Julia’s Place. Lori brought her tent by and shared this story about how she came to have it to give. My step-grandmother was a very dear lady who married into a huge family – she already had…

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Never Liked – Always Liked

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A few weeks ago during the Write to Heal and Have Fun group, leader Julie Gardner gave the prompt, I Have Never Liked. The women wrote for five minutes. At the end she asked them to write the words, I’ve Always Liked and complete the sentence with one thing. Julie said, “I was touched by…

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Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

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December is a very busy month at Mary’s Place and we are starting to plan for holiday meals, Santa’s visit, and lots of shopping and wrapping! We need lots and lots of volunteers – individuals and groups to make it all happen. If you can help, email erin@marysplaceseattle.org. Saturday, December 13 – Holiday Meal and…

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Julia’s Place Celebrates Two Years in Madrona

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Two years ago this month, Pastor Mark Zimmerly from Madrona Grace heard that Mary’s Place was offering night shelter for families that rotated between several area congregations. He wanted to help, and offered the use of the Madrona Grace basement to help homeless families year round. The Presbyterian Network to End Homelessness volunteered to help…

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