We're all in this together. Let's serve the under-served.
The Seattle streets can be cold, wet, and unforgiving. Every year, we initiate a day of coming together to aid those who are homeless in our community with various free services and plenty of goods to bring a little more comfort and care into their lives.
We see this as a day of service to the under-served, and this year's event will take place on Veterans Day, where many homeless Vets will be on the receiving end.
Seattle's homeless rate is at 11,600 and rising.
Every year, we survey beneficiaries to find out exactly what their preferences and needs are.
For distribution this year: rain ponchos, first aid kids, school kits (for various ages), flashlights, hoodies, thermal under-garments, beanies, underwear, socks, gloves, various toiletries, cell phones w/ service, tumblers/re-usable water bottles, warm meal, snacks, and more..
Services: hair cuts, dental care, medical screenings (includes BMI, glucose reading, blood pressure reading, and health counseling), flu shots, acupuncture, physical therapy, resume building/tips, Feldenkrais awareness through movement, Medicare and Medicaid sign up, and more..
Samantha Bee showed up last year, take a look at this wonderful clip!: https://www.facebook.com/fullfrontalsamb/videos/1963012287259741/
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."
Many ways to contribute..
..funding is needed to help us pay for the many goods and services provided free of charge to those in need. Your money goes DIRECTLY towards helping the homeless. We are 100% volunteer-run.
Please reach out to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquiries, ideas, or if you'd like to help out on the day of. Your feedback is always appreciated.
Donations can be matched! MAPS (The Muslim Association of Puget Sound) is the local sponsor where funds are being pooled. Please check with your employer to see if MAPS is on the match list.
With peace and gratitude,
The day of dignity organizing crew External Event Url
2515 Western Ave, Seattle, WA, United States