During July 2015, people from Church of the Redeemer organized a consumable item collection for Hopelink Kenmore Place. It reopens in August 2015. The response was generous. Over $900 worth of kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room consumable items were collected.
Residents of Kenmore Place are families experiencing homelessness. Hopelink works with each family to prepare them to move to affordable housing in the community.
Consumable Item Collection
The response for consumable items was generous and overwhelming from the people at Church of the Redeemer. This included a $100.00 donation from the senior exercise group that meets in the parish hall every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
There was an estimated of at least $75.00 worth of kitchen and bathroom consumable items in each basket. Each unit receives one basket.
For the shared basket for the laundry room, the ammount of consumable items collected was about $85.00,
This makes for a total of over $900.00 worth of consumable items collected for the incoming families. We can be sure how appreciative residents will be for these items.
The baskets will be delivered on Wednesday morning, August 12, 2015, at a time to be determined.
School Supply Drive
Families live in Hopelink Kenore Place. This means children and adolescents of varying ages. People at Church of the Redeemer are now holding a school supply drive for the residents who will be moving in. Read more about the school supply drive.
Hopelink is still determining what families will move in, We do not yet know how many children and adolescents will need school supplies.
Along with paper, pencils, and glue sticks, there is another important need. It is for age-appropriate and size-appropriate backpacks. Because of how students arrive at Kenmore Place, they are not necessarily covered by the important backpack program in the Northshore School District.
The next planned collection for the residents at Hopelink Kenmore Place is items for Thanksgiving baskets. Each unit receives the items necessary to have Thanksgiving dinner.
Hopelink Kenmore Place is a residence for families experiencing homelessness in the Northshore area of King County, Washington.
The mission of Hopelink is to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community. Hopelink helps people make lasting change.
Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low income families, children, seniors, and people with disabilities. They provide stability to those in crisis, and then, through an array of services, Hopelink helps equip clients with the skills they need to exit poverty on a permanent basis.
Hopelink emergency service centers are located in Bellevue, Kirkland/Northshore, Redmond, Shoreline, and Sno-Valley. See their areas of service.
Hopelink is funded by diverse sources. This includes public and private foundations, United Way, government support, and by donations from individuals, organizations and corporations in the community. Hopelink runs efficiently by keeping expenses low. With administrative costs at only eight percent of the budget, a full 92% of financial support goes directly to helping families in crisis and preventing homelessness. As a Community Action Agency, Hopelink is governed by a board of directors.
Church of the Redeemer
Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.
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