December Donations Needed 2021

Christmas Eve will find me where the love light gleams, I’ll be home for Christmas if only in my dreams.

What gets you in the spirit of the season? Do you take your children to look at Christmas lights, decorate your house while sipping on eggnog, or watch your favorite holiday movies while snuggled up in matching family pajamas? For many, a month’s worth (or more) of effort goes into orchestrating the perfect holiday. For the ladies of Hospitality House, the search for stability continues while their neighbors and friends decorate their trees. They make countless phone calls trying to find an affordable apartment or a job that can support them. Our residents rely on our staff, volunteers and donors to make their holiday special so they may continue their efforts.

Staff helps residents decorate to make the shelter feel more cozy and festive, and volunteers provide delicious homemade dinners nightly, but there are some things you can do to go above and beyond this time of year. Our donations needed lists are carefully crafted with the health, safety, and happiness of our residents in mind. This particular month, though, we request a bit more. We ask that you throw in a bit of Christmas magic to make the love light gleam here at Hospitality House.

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we understand that it might be easier to shop from home. We would like to invite you to check out our Needs List on Amazon, and have your donations delivered directly to Hospitality House.

If you’d like to gift Hospitality House with a little extra at no cost to you, you can make purchases through smile.amazon.com and select Hospitality House as your chosen organization. Find out more here.


November Donations Needed List

What are you grateful for this month? With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are beginning to think about all the things for which we are thankful. What small things in your life make it easier to get through the week? Is it your car seat warmers? Your weighted blanket? Your pet? Sometimes it is easy to start taking things for granted. At Hospitality House we are reminded that the small things count! Your donation of coffee can make her morning before a long day at work. A donation of handwarmers can make all the difference for those cold days waiting by the bus stop. You can make a difference and you do make a difference to the lives of our women. This month we are grateful for all of our wonderful volunteers and donors who keep this place running.

Check out our November Donations Needed List below:

Or pop over to Amazon and shop our Needs List from home! You can have donations delivered to the shelter without leaving your perch. Go to: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1BMTT8YXQ8TJI?ref_=wl_share

Alternatively, you can buy your Amazon purchases through Amazon smile, which will make direct monetary donations to Hospitality House. Find our more about this here: https://hospitalityhousesouthking.org/shopping-can-support-hospitality-house/


2021 Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

Join us for our 2021 Volunteer Appreciation Lunch! Hospitality House would like to thank our volunteers for all their hard work and support throughout the last year with a Covid-19 friendly drive-thru style soup party. We’ll be celebrating with music, announcing our 2021 volunteer of the year, and sharing some insight into our program and shelter life-made possible by our generous volunteers!


October Donations Needed 2021

Happy October! Thank you all for supporting us last month by walking for our women! We continue to be amazed by the support we receive from all of you and our women feel cared for because of you. One way you can continue to help our women throughout the year is by purchasing items from our needs list. These are things we request to meet the needs of the women and keep the shelter clean. Below you can find our needs list for the month:

Or pop over to Amazon and shop our Needs List from home! You can have donations delivered to the shelter without leaving your perch. Go to: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1BMTT8YXQ8TJI?ref_=wl_share

Alternatively, you can buy your Amazon purchases through Amazon smile, which will make direct monetary donations to Hospitality House. Find our more about this here: https://hospitalityhousesouthking.org/shopping-can-support-hospitality-house/


Donations Needed September 2021

While we busily prep for our Walk for the Women Fundraiser, the women of Hospitality House are diligently working with their case managers to find housing. This current group loves to work together. They share resources with one another and share insightful tips on how to be successful with goals. It is always heart-warming to see how the women can have such compassion for one another. These women deserve a space to feel safe and at home while they work on their goals. One way we help the women feel at home is by providing them with basic necessities like toiletries. Below you will find our Donations Needed List for the month of September. If you’d like to support our women by helping them feel at home, purchasing items from the Donations Needed List is always a great place to start.

Or pop over to Amazon and shop our Needs List from home! You can have donations delivered to the shelter without leaving your perch. Go to: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1BMTT8YXQ8TJI?ref_=wl_share

Alternatively, you can buy your Amazon purchases through Amazon smile, which will make direct monetary donations to Hospitality House. Find our more about this here: https://hospitalityhousesouthking.org/shopping-can-support-hospitality-house/


Walk for the Women 2021

We invite you to WALK with us or on your own! 

Please register at our event website: auctria.events/Walk4theWomen

LIVE WALK @ ST. FRANCIS CHURCH 

1. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 18th 

St. Francis Church 15216 21st Ave. S.W. 

2. Stretch and warm up! 3. 10:00 a.m. Ready, Set, Walk! 

VIRTUAL EVENT 

1. Walk any time between September 17-19. 

2. Share your walk photos on the Hospitality House Facebook page!

Tips For Enlisting Personal Sponsors

The key to our success lies not only in the number of walkers participating, but also in the number of sponsors each walker enlists. 

This year we are stepping up our fundraising efforts by challenging each Hospitality House Board Member, Meal Provider Coordinator and Walkers to increase their participation in Walk for the Women by asking people to come alongside them with sponsorships.    

MAKE A LIST OF POTENTIAL SPONSORS

Each of us has been blessed with a unique sphere of influence.  Family.  Friends.  High school and college alumni.  Co-workers.  Neighbors. Maybe you’re on first-name basis with your dentist, mechanic, the owner of a restaurant or shop that you frequent. Ask them to sponsor you. Chances are good they will say yes!  But if you never ask, the answer will always be…no.

REACH OUT THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

Many of us use Facebook, Twitter and other social media to routinely share pictures of our travels, our kids and grandkids, what’s up in our lives. Why not set up a Facebook Fundraiser to share “Why You Walk” for the residents of Hospitality House, invite them to join the walk, or sponsor someone who is: YOU! 

HOW CAN YOUR SPONSORS REMIT THEIR DONATION?

The easiest way for sponsors to support you is to make an online donation on our Event Website. Simply ask your sponsors to indicate that their donation is in sponsorship of you. 

Your sponsors may also write a check to Hospitality House and mail it directly to us.  Or they can send a check to you for safe keeping until you schedule a time to drop it off at the House. Our staff will mask up and meet you at your car, socially distancing for your safety.

Walk for the Women Brochure


August Donations Needed 2021

Hi Friends!

August is rolling full steam ahead, and we have a new Donations Needed List that we would love and need your help fulfilling.

You will notice that our Donations Needs List has a new format, so we hope it is easier on your eyes.

Please remember that you are absolutely welcome to drop donations off to Hospitality House. However if it is easier – you can use our Amazon link below which provides a list of the things we need at the shelter, but and you can help shop for us from the comfort of your home!

Thank you for always supporting us and covering the Residents of Hospitality House with your donations. We couldn’t do this work without you!

Or pop over to Amazon and shop our Needs List from home! You can have donations delivered to the shelter without leaving your perch. Go to: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1BMTT8YXQ8TJI?ref_=wl_share

Alternatively, you can buy your Amazon purchases through Amazon smile, which will make direct monetary donations to Hospitality House. Find our more about this here: https://hospitalityhousesouthking.org/shopping-can-support-hospitality-house/


Washington State Reopening and Mask Policy

Dear Hospitality House community,

Yesterday we were all elated to hear the news about Washington State reopening! After over a year of lockdowns and restrictions, this is a big step forward. Although we have reached a substantial percentage of fully vaccinated residents in the state, the pandemic has not gone away.

Public Health has directed homeless service providers to maintain their mask policies. As a result, Hospitality House will continue to enforce mask-wearing for all visitors, this includes office and overnight volunteers regardless of vaccination status.

Hospitality House works with a vulnerable population of homeless women. Where many of us can social distance and can keep our surroundings clean, the women we work with have less control over their environments and often come from congregate settings where proper mask-wearing and hygiene practices are not always up to standard.

We thank you all for your understanding as we work to protect the women that we serve. We hear time and again how grateful our women are for the staff and volunteers of Hospitality House, and our residents are deeply touched by how they are supported by those who do not even know them.

Thank you again for all of your support, the Hospitality House community is truly amazing.

Sincerely,

Hospitality House Staff


July Donations Needed List 2021

Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you have all been staying cool in this crazy heat wave. Our women have been hunkering down in the shelter with the lights off, multiple fans going in every room and two ACs running. It’s been hot but, we have been managing! And, of course, all of us are so excited to see Washington State opening back up again at the tail end of this pandemic! We have deeply appreciated the support all of you have provided during the pandemic, especially those who have stepped up to fill the gaps that opened as a result. With things beginning to return to normal, we continue to ask for your help in supporting our women. Below is our July Donations Needed List. Take a look!

Or pop over to Amazon and shop our Needs List from home! You can have donations delivered to the shelter without leaving your perch. Go to: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1BMTT8YXQ8TJI?ref_=wl_share

Alternatively, you can buy your Amazon purchases through Amazon smile, which will make direct monetary donations to Hospitality House. Find our more about this here: https://hospitalityhousesouthking.org/shopping-can-support-hospitality-house/


June Donations Needed 2021

Welcome to Summer! Who would have thought that summer would come so fast like this. The women of Hospitality House are enjoying warm summer nights sitting in the courtyard and are taking full advantage of the sunshine. Each season brings its own challenges and different needs tend to arise depending on the weather. If you are interesting in supporting our clients, check out our Donations Needed List below: