January Donations Needed 2022

Happy New Year! We made it through 2021-another year of masking, ever changing mandates, missing our friends and family, and worrying about what the future holds. How lucky are we, though, to have spent another year supporting each other and our community! Hospitality House would like to thank everyone for their extreme generosity this past year and holiday season. Our office volunteers donated their time to ensure our ladies could stay safe and warm during “snowmageddon,” our meal coordinators and providers delivered delicious homemade stews, salads, cookies, and casseroles, our overnight volunteers ensured our ladies had everything they needed for a good night’s rest, and our donors provided our current and future residents with all of their daily essentials.

Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2021. You gave all of our residents something they could count on during such unprecedented times. That stability and that hope makes a world of difference.

Below you can find our need list for this month. We know everyone has given so much already, but with a new year comes new challenges, new needs, and new residents. Please consider meeting these needs so we can give our ladies something else to look forward to and depend on in 2022.

We understand that it might be easier and safer 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.


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/


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/


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/


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:


May Donations Needed List 2021

With May comes Mother’s Day, which can sometimes be a challenging time for our women who are away from their children. For many mothers at Hospitality House, their children are a motivator for improvement and hard work. Regaining custody and building trust can be a long and challenging journey, requiring patience and perseverance. Our mothers, and our women work hard to improve their situations, but they cannot get to where they desire without your help and support. It is you who helps the mother get a bus pass to see her daughter for their visit. And it is you who provides toiletries to the women without a penny to her name who spent two-weeks on the streets without a place to lay her head. Your support and your donations are invaluable.  To continue to support Hospitality House by purchasing needs items, check out our May Donations Needed List!

If sending donations from home via amazon is more your speed, check out our Amazon wish list at: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1BMTT8YXQ8TJI?ref_=wl_share


April 2021 Donations Needed List

Happy Easter! April showers are upon us, but that means that summer is right around the corner! This past year has been a whirlwind of unpredictable obstacles, but we are finally reaching the other side of the pandemic. Our staff and clients are starting to get their vaccinations and the state has finally moved into Phase 3! Our women are working hard to find employment and housing by working with their Case Mangers on a weekly basis. We are so grateful to all of you who continue to support our homeless women during their time at Hospitality House. Home is what we want our shelter to feel like to the women that live here, and that is something that you can help with! Basic items like toothpaste, toilet paper, shower shoes (flip flops), and folders are all things that help our women feel at home. With their basic needs met, our women can focus on future stability instead of living in survival mode.

If you are interested in helping our women meet their basic needs, check out our April Donations Needed List!

If sending donations from home via amazon is more your speed, check out our Amazon wish list at: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1BMTT8YXQ8TJI?ref_=wl_share