Spring Fling 2016

Thank you to everyone that attended the 2016 Spring Fling. We raised over $30,000 in support of the great work at Hospitality House! 

The Spring Fling was held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Unity Place at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. A huge thank you goes out to St. Francis of Assisi for their generous hospitality.

The evening started with a silent auction that featured themed gift baskets, theatre and fitness certificates and gift certificates donated by local restaurants.  Student staff from Puget Sound Skill Center prepared and passed hors d’oeuvres during the silent auction. The mouthwatering appetizers included, risotto cake with saffron aioli, smoked salmon canapes with lemon caper mayo, wild mushroom canapes with coriander cream, heirloom tomato bruschetta and serrano ham quiche.

Enchanting music was provided during the silent auction and dinner by the Cascade Youth Symphony.

Guests enjoyed pan seared steelhead with fava bean pesto, chicken marsala, wild rice and quinoa salad, Northwest Waldorf salad, potatoes Lyonnaise and sautéed petite spring vegetables prepared and served by the staff and students from Puget Sound Skills Center. The Skills Center team is led by Executive Chef, Kevin Blalock, Tony Poplin, Maret Omen and Dean Dweedle.

After dinner was the moment of the evening that everyone enjoys the most. A former client named Anna shared her story. Hearing Anna’s story reminds why we are all here. We are reminded why the meal coordinators, volunteers, board of directors, staff and the entire community give so much. It’s for all the Anna’s in need of home and hope.

Thanks again to those that attended and if you missed it, mark your calendar for the 2017 Spring Fling, Saturday, March 4, 2017.


HOSPITALITY HOUSE’S SPRING FLING 2016 DINNER & FUNDRAISER

Join us in celebrating 15 years of serving homeless women in South
King County. Our committed volunteers and staff have served over 1,000 women in transition from homelessness to stable housing.

Date/Time: Saturday, March 5, 2016 – Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Location:  St Francis of Assisi, Unity Hall
15216 21st Avenue Southwest, Burien, WA 98166

The Spring Fling program will include:
Buffet Dinner – Wine/Beverage Bar
Hospitality House Stories: As shared by a graduate resident and our
Executive Director

Event Features:
Silent Auction and Raffle, Dessert Dash and more
Tickets $50 per Person

Purchase your tickets at the link below:

http://2016springfling.brownpapertickets.com  


2015 Volunteer Luncheon

The Board of Directors 

and staff of Hospitality House

invite you to a 

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon 

in thanks for all you do. 

 

We hope you can join us!

 

Date: November 7, 2015

Time: 11:30-1:30 

Place: Lake Burien Presbyterian Church 

Fellowship Hall 

15003 14th Ave SW 

Burien, WA 

Program: 

Graduate Client Speaker 


Walk for the Women fundraiser brings in $18,700

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Joan Brown and Gracie the dog, our first place walkers.

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Father Hayatsu, our second place walker.

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Eileen Severns, our third place walker.

 

 

 

 

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Executive Director, Natalie Reber registering a walker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With grey skies and a little bit of wind, over 50 people including adults and children and their dogs walked two miles on September 19th to benefit the women of Hospitality House.  The Walk for the Women fundraiser brought in $18,700 with a total of  $5700 raised by our top three walkers; Joan Brown, from John Knox Church and dog, Gracie, came in with the most donations. Father Hayatsu from St Francis Parish came second. Eileen Severns of Prince of Peace Church came in third.  Thank you to Debra George and all of Discover Burien for allowing us to be a part of the Burien Wellness Fair again this year.  Special thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers,  walkers, donors and friends of Hospitality House.  Only together can we hope to help end homelessness!
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It’s Time to Register for Walk for Women

The Walk for Women is less than a month away. 

Have you registered yet?

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Adults, families and pets are welcome on this fun 2-mile walk around Burien.  Cost is only $20 if you register before Sept. 19th.

You are able to register by clicking on the link below:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2189063

Multiply your efforts by asking friends, family, neighbors & co-workers to sponsor you with donations to Hospitality House.

Cost is $25 on the day of the event so make sure to register early.

 

 

 



2015 Spring Fling a Success

Silent Auction Fling Table Boats for Beds Auction

 

 

 

 

The 2015 Spring Fling was held in a new location and catered by a new partner.  On Saturday, March 7, 160 people gathered at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Burien and enjoyed a culinary delight prepared and served by the students from the Puget Sound Skills Center, led by Chef Kevin Blalock and Tony Poplin, Instructor.  Attendees enjoyed the new venue and LOVED the food.

The Three Tree Point Yacht Club generously donated several boats for a moonlight cruise and dessert reception.  The lucky bidders will enjoy the evening sailing on June 19, 2015.  In addition to the “Boats for Beds” the silent auction featured handmade quilts, restaurant and hotel certificates and themed baskets from wine to Seahawks gear.

We were surprised and entertained by the Mt. Rainier High School Band.  Band leader, Jordan Beckman and members of the band made an appearance during the silent auction and played a few tunes.    Pastor Patrinell Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir entertained during dinner.  The dessert dash is always fun and was entirely successful.

The highlight of the evening was the heartfelt address given by Christine, a former.  As she shared her life challenges that led her to Hospitality House, you could have heard a pin drop.  Hearing Christine speak makes all of us realize why we give our time and our love to such a worthwhile cause.

Thank you to the meal coordinators, the board of directors, staff and volunteers who made the event possible.

The date and location for the 2016 Spring Fling will be available soon.

 

Dessert Dash Fling Table Gospel Choir

 


Cards for a Cause Casino Nite

Please join the Soroptimists International  Saturday, May 2nd for their fundraiser Cards For Cause benefiting Hospitality House.

The night will include: Professional style gaming tables, a poker tournaments with 2 seating times, dinner buffet provided by Mark Restaurant & Bar, a no host bar, silent auction, entertainment and more!  Top prize: 60 inch HDTV.

Tickets can be purchased online: https://squareup.com/market/siss


Hospitality House Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Hospitality House Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Saturday, November 1st

To thank the volunteers who help make Hospitality House run smoothly for the women that grace our doors, we are hosting an appreciation luncheon at Southminster Presbyterian Church located at 19834 8th Ave S. in Des Moines. The luncheon will begin at 11:30am on Saturday, November 1st and will include a salad and dessert buffet and some entertainment.     We salute all the church meal coordinators, meal preparers, office help, overnight volunteers, publicity and marketing contributors, fundraising and event volunteers and any and all who help make Hospitality House the special place it is!!