September Donation Needed List

Our donation needed list has been updated for the month of September.

Urgent needs this month are: Pillows and bath towels

Thank you to Prince of Peace Church for collecting for the house this month!

Click below to download a copy of this month’s list:

SHOP on AMAZON and have it delivered to Hospitality House. Here’s the link to our WISHLIST:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1BMTT8YXQ8TJI?ref_=wl_share


Client success stories: Linda*

Linda was a homeless woman who was living in her car for a month before she came to Hospitality House. She had a past marred by drugs, domestic violence and jail, not to mention having battled significant mental health issues. When it all added up, the odds of success were not in her favor. Hitting rock bottom, losing custody of her children was the sobering awakening she needed to want to truly turn her life around and get a new start. She just needed a starting place, and Hospitality House was it.

Linda had been sober since early this year, but being homeless, just out of jail and living in her car made it difficult for her to rest, eat, do laundry, and focus on how to establish stable housing to get her kids back. Linda’s story and hope for change was one that easily moved our staff to action.

Each week, Linda met with her case manager to discuss a plan to help get her closer to her goals. Linda was directed to a local human services organization to help in her housing search. This move allowed Linda to see all the housing options that were available to her that fit her personal criteria. This was a game changer and her chances for a fresh start in a new home seemed possible.

Linda worked diligently down the list of low-income housing properties, applying to her prospective housing options. With constant check-ins, guidance and accountability from her case manager, Linda was able to push forward with her goals toward housing. She was also able to sort out her legal affairs, find sobriety support and get her mental health needs in order. With Linda’s sights set on the big picture, she was taking care of all the little details to ensure that nothing could hinder her from reaching her goal.

Imagine the thrill, joy and pride that Linda showed when she got the confirmation that she been approved to move into the apartment at the top of her “Hope List”! With the determination and tenacity she showed in making this dream come true, we are confident she will work just as hard, if not harder, to ensure that this may be the place that one day, her children too, may be able to call this place home.

* At Hospitality House, we respect everyone who comes to us for help – and many are working toward a fresh start in life. So while their stories are true, client names and images may have been changed to protect their privacy. Thank you for understanding.


WALK for the WOMEN

On August 17, 2019 our community will come together to raise funds for to help homeless women find home, health and hope. 

Families, kids and well-behaved dogs are all welcome!   There are prizes for the top fundraisers, a raffle and the fun of the Burien Wellness Fair after the Walk. 

We invite you to put your foot down for homelessness on our two-mile route through the heart of downtown Burien:

Register online:
www.auctria.com/auction/HHWalk

Download a sponsorship form to mail in or bring the day of the event:


Donation Needed List July 2019

Our Donations Needed list has been updated for the month of July.

Urgent need items this month include:

  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Tissue boxes

Thank you to the following community partners for collecting for the House for the month of July!


Donations Needed List updated for June 2019

Our donations needed list has been updated for June 2019.

Urgently needed items are toilet paper, 13 gallon trash bags, disinfectant wipes and twin size fitted and flat sheets.

You can download the list by clicking on the link below.

June Donation Needed List 2019

You can also shop via our Amazon shopping link and have the items shipped directly to us!

http://a.co/4YrlA2d

 

Thank you to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic and Normandy Park LDS
for collecting donation items for this month!!

 


Donations Needed List for May 2019

Our donations needed list has been updated for May 2019.

Urgently needed items are bleach and 13 gallon trash bags. We also have a special ask for a new vacuum to replace our old one.

You can download the list by clicking on the link below.

May Donation Needed List 2019

You can also shop via our Amazon shopping link and have the items shipped directly to us!

http://a.co/4YrlA2d

 

Thank you to Lake Burien Presbyterian Church and Des Moines United
Methodist Church for collecting donation items for this month!!

 


April Donations Needed List

Our donations needed list has been updated for April.

Click below to download this month’s list!

April Donation Needed List 2019

Urgently needed items this month are:

  • Clorox wipes
  • Glass cleaner

Thank you to Southminster Presbyterian and St. Francis of Assisi churches for collecting for the House this month!

 




February Donations Needed List

Our donations needed list has been updated for the month of February.

Urgently needed items this month are:

  • Paper Towels
  • Windex / window cleaner
  • Coffee
  • Sugar & Creamer
  • Movie passes and Starbucks gifts cards (these are passed out in cases of extreme weather)

Thank you to our partner organizations John Knox Presbyterian Church and Normandy Park Congregational Church of Christ for collecting for the House during this month!

You can download the shopping list February Donation Needed List  to take to the store, or you can shop for many of the items listed on our donations needed list from the convenience of your home or phone! Our Amazon wish list can be found BY CLICKING HERE!