In August 2017, the people of Church of the Redeemer collected and delivered 44 backpacks to Hopelink Kenmore Place. Along with these backpacks there were delivered numerous other school supplies: paper, pencils , glue sticks, notebooks, erasers, and so forth. There were at least three large bags full. Thanks to everyone who contributed and were so generous in their giving.
There are many activities in October through December for those who are experiencing homelessness now staying at Kenmore Place. Here is a preview:
- The collection for Thanksgiving food baskets starts on October 22. Delivery is the Monday or Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving.
- December 9 is the Kenmore Place Shopping trip. People take parents to buy something for their children. At the same time, there is a party given for the children who live there.
- At about the same time as the shopping trip on December 9, there is a collection for Christmas food baskets.
- Sometime the week of December 11 gift requests will be posted from the residents at Kenmore Place. Once again, Michelle Terry coordinates gift requests and delivery.
If you have any questions about these activities, contact Deb Randall.
Hopelink Kenmore Place is a residence for families experiencing homelessness in the Northshore area of King County, Washington.
Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low income families, children, seniors, and people with disabilities. They provide stability to those in crisis. Then, through an array of services, Hopelink helps to equip clients with the skills they need to permanently exit poverty.
Emergency service centers are 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. Administrative costs are only eight percent of the budget. A full 92% of financial support goes directly to helping families in crisis and preventing homelessness.
Church of the Redeemer
Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 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.