Our Volunteers of the Year are at it again! Soroptimist International of Seattle South (SISS) is ready to help you deck your halls with their annual wreath sale!
Did you know they have raised and donated more than $30,000 for Hospitality House this year alone? Learn more about Soroptimist International of Seattle South, how they’re “Best for Women,” AND place your order on their website!: https://siss-740201.square.site/
-Wreaths are 24″, hand crafted, freshly made with mixed evergreens of noble and silver fir, and decorated with cones and a festive metallic outdoor bow. Wreaths are $25 each, or $20 each when ordering 25+
-Cedar garland is available in 25′ length ($29), 50′ ($53), or 75′ ($77)
-Ships to anywhere in the lower 48
Please join us in congratulating Soroptimist Int’l of Seattle South on being crowned Volunteers of the Year 2023!
These incredible ladies act as meal providers, donors, fundraisers, and more-they do it all! We are honored to know these phenomenal leaders, and for them to walk alongside Hospitality House to fulfill our mission of bringing home, health, and hope to women experiencing homelessness.
Congratulations, Soroptimist International of Seattle South!
“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another, we’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” – Serena Williams
Winnie has been a soup-erhero at Hospitality House for almost two decades!
She’s always around to cover our overnight volunteer needs, and spend 2+ nights a month at Hospitality House.
She reigns soup-reme when it comes to being on top of things, and always claims open shifts on the calendar before we even ask!
Winnie is so steady and soup-portive of residents and staff.
We’re so thankful for you, Winnie! You’re simply pho-nomenal!
This year, we would like to thank, recognize and honor, Barb
Campbell as Hospitality House’s Volunteer of the year. Each year, we carefully
and thoughtfully assess a long list of incredible candidates that have
positively impacted Hospitality House with their time, talents, and service.
While there were many amazing nominees to choose from – Barb Campbell’s long
standing history of advocacy and investment in Hospitality House is what
confidently moved us to our final decision.
Des Moines United Methodist Church is one of the local churches, that have partnered alongside 11 other churches to ensure that the Residents of Hospitality House have access to delicious hot meals every day. Barb has served as the meal coordinator at Des Moines United Methodist Church for over 12 years. Not only has Barb served as the Meal Coordinator there, but anytime there were not enough volunteers to fulfill DMUC’s meal commitments – with no hesitation, Barb stepped up sometimes preparing an extra two or three meals, on top the original meal she had already planned to give.
Hospitality House has been successful in coming alongside thousands of homeless women over the years, because of people like Barb. Barb has worn many hats at Hospitality House, supporting and championing anything that she believed would better serve women experiencing homelessness. For example, years ago when times were changing and society was becoming more dependent on technology and the connectedness off the world wide web – Barb helped spearhead setting up the launching of Hospitality House’s original website. Barb wanted to ensure that homeless women had 24 hours a day access to information to who Hospitality House is, where we are located, who we serve and all the services we provide. Barb has also chaired the Silent Auction for many years procuring, cataloging, storing and setting up hundreds of items for Hospitality House’s biggest annual fundraiser. Not to mention, Barb actively contributed to policy review and formation, bylaw reviews and updates – always confirming that the rules, regulations and policies of Hospitality House stayed relevant and informed by the needs of Hospitality House’s clients and staff.
We here at Hospitality House are in awe of Barb! We are blown away by how she has managed to spin so many plates at Hospitality House over the years, doing it all with style and grace – serving as anything ranging from Board of Director’s Vice President to an Overnight Volunteer, she’s done it all. For all of it, we are thankful!