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!!!


Spring Fling 2017

On Saturday, March 4, 2017 the annual Spring Fling dinner and auction was held in Unity Place at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. The evening was filled with incredible food, fellowship and generosity!

Students from Puget Sound Skills Center expertly prepared and passed scrumptious hors d’oeuvres; Beecher’s cheese and bacon choux puffs, smoked salmon coronets, rye crostini with pickled candy striped beets and seared ahi tuna with puffed wonton and sesame gelee.

All before we feasted on pan seared sea bass with Dungeness crab gratin and braised short ribs with peppercorn demi and Buddha’s hand gremolata. As usual dinner was enjoyed by all!  The culinary team from Puget Sound Skills Center was led by Executive Chef Kevin Blaylock and assisted by Dean Tweeddale and Erin Larson the service staff by Tony Poplin.

Guests enjoyed appetizers, beverages and each other’s company as they perused the silent auction. Winner’s Choice Raffle tickets were sold and one lucky winner had their choice of any live auction item. The winner won a ten-night trip for six people to Maui!

 

We were entertained throughout the evening by harpist Margaret Betts. Margaret has performed extensively with orchestral, choral, and chamber ensembles, and has served as principal harpist of the Olympia Symphony Orchestra. Margaret received a prestigious Watson Fellowship, which allowed her to study the harp and perform in 14 countries around the world for one year.
The highlight of the evening was our guest speaker and former client Regina, who explained her journey from addiction to homelessness to recovery and back to a stable home with the help of Hospitality House. Stories like Regina’s remind us how we can have a positive impact on lives by giving of our time and treasure.

Thank you to St. Francis of Assisi Parish for hosting another Spring Fling. And thank you to everyone who attended, you were part of raising $40,000! 

If you missed out this year, mark your calendar for next year’s Spring Fling; Saturday, March 3, 2018.

 

 


March 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?

March 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


2016 Walk for Women

Walk for the Women, on Saturday, September 17,  had 60 dedicated walkers, who showed up despite the rain & wind. The blustery weather gave our walkers a preview of what life is like for some of our residents before coming to Hospitality House. Each year, our program offers 80 women a safe home & case management support, so that they can focus on their goals and ultimately find stable housing.
 
The success of the Walk comes directly from friends of the House working hard to spread the mission of our organization & asking the community to support us in it. We are so grateful and inspired by your dedication to housing and supporting women!
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Each year, the Hospitality House recognizes the three Walk fundraisers who collect the most donations from their friends & family. Prince of Peace Lutheran, represented by Eileen Severns, came in 1st place, bringing in over $2,800! 2nd place was earned by St. Francis of Assisi, represented by Fr. Hayatsu, who raised $2,300. Next, coming in 3rd place, was John Know Presbyterian Church represented by Joanie Brown, who collected $2,245.  Wow – can you believe that!
 

Hospitality House is also very thankful for our Walk Sponsors:

Our Sprinter Sponsors: Group Heath & the Exchange Club of Highline
Trekker Sponsors: Biz to Biz Normandy Park/Des Moines Chapter, Coldwell Banker – Danforth in the Community, & Collins Chiropractic
Strider Sponsors: Linn, Schisel& Demarco PS, Dermatology of Seattle, Karen Ussery Photography & Peggy Meyer
Stroller Sponsors: Ms. Elaine Chang, Nancy L. Sorensen – Attorney at Law, Special Products Co., Solveig Lodge #31- Daughter of Norway & Jasmin Yantes
 
As you know, opening Hospitality House 16 years ago required support from our entire south King County community. Without the help from thousands of volunteers, many churches and organizations, plenty of local businesses & countless elected officials and donors – our women’s shelter would not be able to provide our invaluable services.

Our Walk for the Women reminded Hospitality House how beholden we are to all of you!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!







August Donation Needed List

Looking for an easy  way to contribute to Hospitality House this summer? Consider picking up a few items from our donation needed list.  Any donation, no matter how big or small is appreciated!

You can download the entire list:

August Donation Needed List 2015

Thanks for your generous donations, we rely on them to help us carry out our mission of:

Helping homeless women find home, health and hope