2016 School Supply Drive Continues

The 2016 school supply drive at Church of the Redeemer for children living in Hopelink Kenmore Place concludes on August 28. Our focus this year is to provide a backpack for every child. However, any school supply is much appreciated and needed.

As of August 21, people have brought 26 backpacks and lots of other supplies. A sample of the other supplies collected for the school supply drive include the following:

  • 40 notebooks
  • 2 binders
  • 20 glue sticks
  • 10 packets of pens and pencils
  • 10 boxes of crayons
  • 4 packets of highlighters
  • 10 pencil boxes

These and anything brought brought will be bagged on Sunday, August 28, following the 10:30 service. The school supplies with be delivered to Kenmore Place on Friday, September 2, at 11:00 am.

Other Kenmore Place needs

These are additional needs met at Kenmore Place other than the school supply drive. Presently, there are the following needs:

  • 2 coffee pots
  • 2 toasters
  • 4 can openers

Items can be donated for this as long as they work.

When families arrive at Kenmore Place, they usually don’t have these household items. When a family leaves, they are allowed to take whatever they need from the apartment to their new home. Because of this, there is a continuing need for new items like this throughout the year.

Hopelink Kenmore Place Kitchen

Holiday season is approaching

People from Church of the Redeemer will again help provide a joyful Thanksgiving and Christmas for residents at Kenmore Place. This starts with the Thanksgiving food collection in October. Plans announced soon for 2016.

Read about the 2015 Thanksgiving collection to get an idea of how we do it.

Deborah Randall and Gracie Karp preparing Thanksgiving baskets

Hopelink

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 seen from Hopelink Kenmore Place

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal traditionArt and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

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.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.