December Donation Items Needed List

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

December Donation Needed List 2017

Our urgent needs item are combination locks. We would love some movie/coffee gift cards that we can pass out in cases of extreme weather.

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.

Thank you!!!


Giving Tree for Hospitality House

Hospitality House has a giving tree set up at the Umpqua Bank in Burien on 152nd St.

Stop by and pick up an ornament wish list item off the tree for items to help provide supplies that are needed at the house!  Thank you for your consideration!

 


2017 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s volunteer appreciation luncheon – a good time was had by all!

Congratulations to Priscilla Stephenson, this year’s recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award (now renamed the Linda Shaw Volunteer Award). Priscilla has supported Hospitality House since its inception in 2000.  She has made meals, stayed overnight, assisted with countless fundraisers and served on the Board of Directors with Linda Shaw as co-representatives from Lake Burien Presbyterian Church.  She and Linda were friends since 3rd grade, so it was fitting that Linda’s close friend was the first recipient of the newly renamed award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The guest speaker for the luncheon was former Hospitality House guest was Candis Dover-Andrews.

She read a poem from her newly published book, A Little Girl Named Candis, A Woman Who Wears Many Hats (book available for purchase here.)

 

 


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.