Warm Clothing Drive & Holiday Giving Tree Update
In the month of November our Warm Clothing Drive for Mary’s Place was a huge success! We received several thousand dollars worth of new and gently used coats, boots and layering items! A huge THANK YOU to all of our friends and family who helped us make a difference in the lives of our neighbors! We love being apart of our community and feel that contributing to others in need makes us all feel like one big Seattle family!
This December our staff took part in hosting a Giving Tree at both of our locations; Greenlake & Ballard. Together our team encouraged patrons, friends and family to give a little more this holiday season to help families enjoy a bit of the Christmas Spirit! Our Shelter community succeeded in giving generous gifts for moms, dads and their little’s making Christmas a bit more Merry & Bright.
Several of our staff have become volunteers at Mary’s Place and together we were able to participate & help families enjoy Mary’s Place annual Holly Jolly Party. At the Holly Jolly party parents and children were each able to “shop” for gifts and were encouraged to pick out that perfect gift for Christmas. The look on the faces of the shoppers was priceless! Children giddy over buying mom a new robe, nail set or purse & slippers or movie passes for dad was exciting to witness! Parents were thrilled and moved to tears because they were able to give their little ones something fun to open on Christmas morning! Our team participated by being personal shoppers, greeters, tables servers during lunch & just visiting with everyone we met. This day filled our hearts and we too were moved to tears at times.
This season is about giving of yourself to those who might need a little extra love & we are SO proud that our staff, family, friends & patrons decided to do just that!
We hope everyone had a Merry, Healthy & Happy Holiday season and we cant wait to see you all in 2016!! Cheers!