Christmas Wreath Sale

In support of Hospitality House, the Soroptimists are selling: 

 Holiday Wreaths & Garland

 

 

 

 

These wreaths and garlands are freshly made, hand-crafted with mixed evergreens of western cedar, blue-berried juniper, noble and silver fir, cones and includes a festive metallic outdoor bow. They come in easy to handle plastic holiday bag and your wreaths will be delivered to you no later than December 6th. 

To place your order: 

Contact:  Debby latham-Skagen

Email:   debbylathamskagen@comcast.net

Early Garland Delivery available on November 22 but must be ordered by November 16th
Final Orders must be placed by Tuesday November 28th
$15.00 additional to ship anywhere in the 48 Contiguous Untied States

You can pay by Cash or Check (payable to “SISS”)

Wreaths 
24 inch wreaths: $25.00 each
24 inch wreaths: $20.00 each for orders 25 wreaths or more
Cedar Garland
25 feet $28.00
50 Feet $52.00
74 Feet $75.00


Tukwila Lowe’s Service Project

Luke Hawkins, store manager of the Tukwila Lowe’s and his wonderful crew completed their Lowe’s Heroes Project at Hospitality House on August 30.  The primary focus was upgrades to the ladies bathroom which entailed fresh paint, replacing sinks, and new shower heads.

Lowe’s generosity didn’t stop with the bathroom face lift.  Their numerous gifts to the house include a beautiful patio furniture set for the ladies to enjoy in the courtyard, a new dryer, much needed storage cabinets, and a new vacuum cleaner!

We would like to thank each person who volunteered their time last week and Lowe’s for making such an incredible contribution benefiting the women working to regain their lives at Hospitality House.


September Donation Needed List

Looking for  way to contribute to Hospitality House this month? Are you able to pick up a few items from our donation needed list while you are out shopping?

September Donation Needed List 2017

If you’d prefer to shop online, we now have an Amazon wish list. You can have your donation sent directly to us from our:

Amazon Shopping List 

Any donation, large or small is appreciated.  We rely on your generous

donations to help us carry out our mission of:

Helping homeless women find home, health and hope


Walk for the Women 2017

Join Hospitality House at our annual Walk for the Women fundraiser on September 16, 2017 at 10:00am in Burien Town Square!

 The walk is an easy 2-mile walk through the heart of downtown Burien & is for walkers of every sort: adults, kids and dogs! Come & enjoy a gift for each walker, music and the fun of the Burien Wellness Fair! The Burien Wellness Fair will be from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm & is free to attend.

Hospitality House, founded in 2000, is a women’s shelter in south King County that provides housing & case management to women who are homeless. With your help, our shelter’s 90 day transitional program has helped over 1,200 women during the past 17 years.

 

Day-of registration & check-in begins at 9:30 a.m., with the walk starting at 10:00 a.m.

 

Registration:


August Donation Needed List

Looking for  way to contribute to Hospitality House this month? Are you able to pick up a few items from our donation needed list while you are out shopping?

 August Donation Needed List 2017

If you’d prefer to shop online, we now have an Amazon wish list. You can have your donation sent directly to us from our:

Amazon Shopping List 

Any donation, large or small is appreciated.  We rely on your generous

donations to help us carry out our mission of:

Helping homeless women find home, health and hope


Client Story: Tracy

Tracy came to HH after she and her husband were evicted from their apartment.  Tracy lost her job due to health issues and both incomes were needed to maintain housing. Tracy had recently begun a new temp position but it wasn’t in enough time.

Tracy held a warehouse position over the holiday season.  She worked over 50 hours a week due to mandatory overtime. Tracy has a diagnosed back issue and this was a physically demanding position.  She would often come in hunched over and proudly boast, “I worked 13 hours today. I’m sore, tired, need my heating pad but it’s worth it.”  Tracy had a budget, established payment plans for past due bills, and held herself accountable for it.  Almost every payday she gave an update on how many payments were left on different bills.

In mid-January, Tracy was made a permanent employee. She explained she knew, if she just worked hard something would happen.  She was right.  Tracy and her husband have rented an apartment together.


June Donation Needed List

Looking for an easy way to contribute to Hospitality House? Consider picking up a few items from our donation needed list while you are out shopping?

June Donation Needed List 2017

If you’d prefer to shop online, we now have an Amazon wish list. You can have your donation sent directly to us from our:

Amazon Shopping List 

Any donation, large or small is appreciated.  We rely on your generous

donations to help us carry out our mission of:

Helping homeless women find home, health and hope


Volunteer Spotlight: Dan Poiree

Dan Poiree, and side-kick Ginger, has cheerily been volunteering at Hospitality House for several years now after answering an ad from Natalie who was looking for someone to install a sink in the kitchen counter.  He answered this call and it’s been a steady and happy affiliation with Hospitality House ever since!
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Dan grew up in Palo Alto, California and after two years of college embarked on what would be a life full of adventure and challenge. Life is short and his interests have been many:

  • Surgical Technologist, 21 years
  • Aerial photographer (to pay for his advanced pilot ratings), two years
  • Flight instructor, charter pilot, flight school director of operations, and corporate pilot, 20 years
  • Contractor, six years
  • Portrait photographer, one year and counting.

Let us count the ways Dan has helped keep the Hospitality House facility running. He has replaced the bunk beds with stronger metal bunk beds, hung towel hooks in the bathroom, unclogged sink drains, patched defects in walls to prepare for painting by other eager volunteers, replaced the kitchen cabinets, repaired the washing machine (twice) and moved the Christmas tree and decorations to and from the basement.  He is willing to tackle any need expressed by staff or residents!

Dan says that volunteering at Hospitality House has always been a pure joy for him.  He often brings his little golden retriever, Ginger, with him. Certainly Ginger slows down his day, but he thinks Ginger serves as a welcome, even therapeutic, distraction for many of the residents. The residents usually delight in seeing her with her wagging tail and her funny dog grin. Others, those who have had negative experiences with dogs, learn that Ginger can show unconditional love and affection to everyone and they usually become a ‘Ginger lover’.  He feels privileged when at times the residents will simply share what is on their mind. That might be the sadness of missing their family, sharing other life’s difficulties, or the pronouncement and uncontrollable joy of getting a job or finding an apartment. Dan, Mr. Fix-it, in his paint stained clothes and worn out shoes, a stranger in their presence, seems to be a trusted friend during their transition and challenging time.

Dan marvels at how the Hospitality House staff knows how to get the maximum benefit from every dollar and is amazed at the small army of ladies who constantly supply Hospitality House with food, supplies, donated time, and other needed duties.  Hospitality House has served some wonderful residents, who likewise take their time at Hospitality House and make the most of the opportunities to better themselves in whatever way possible.

Besides volunteering at Hospitality House, Dan was appointed by the Burien City Council to serve on the Business and Economic Development Partnership (BEDP), a volunteer advisory committee to the City Council. He also gets involved with other local but less formal groups of various interests.

 

As for Dan’s future, in a year or two he and his wife plan to move to Canada, to his wife’s home town, to be closer to her brother and extended family.  Clearly, after the move, he says he will miss all the wonderful people he has been fortunate to meet and interact with, not only throughout Burien but especially those at Hospitality House. He hopes that he has in some small way touched the lives of those he has met at Hospitality House as they have touched him.

 

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May 2017 Donation Needed List

Looking for an easy  way to contribute to Hospitality House? Consider picking up a few items from our donation needed list while you are out shopping?

May Donation Needed List 2017

If you’d prefer to shop online, we now have an Amazon wish list. You can have your donation sent directly to us. 

Amazon Shopping List 

Any donation, large or small is appreciated.  We rely on your generous donations to help us carry out our mission of:

helping homeless women find home, health and hope