Christmas for Kenmore Place

It is time that time of year to kick outreach into high gear. It is time to provide something for the residents of Hopelink Kenmore place to celebrate Christmas.

Every year food items for Christmas dinner are provided to all units. Christmas gifts are provided for residents. There is a party on a Saturday for children while their parents are taken on a shopping trip.

Adam Austin delivering the makings for Christmas dinner

Adam Austin from Redeemer delivering the makings for Christmas dinner in 2013.

People from Church of the Redeemer and Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Shoreline provide all the labor and all the gifts.

Volunteers are needed to provide the food and gifts. In addition, volunteers are needed for the party and shopping trip. Which of these things can you volunteer to do?

  • Drive parents on a shopping trip. The volunteer list will be posted in the parish hall starting Sunday, November 29. The trip is on December 12 at 10:00 am. This lasts about 2 hours or so.
  • Chaperone children at the party. The volunteer list will be posted in the parish hall starting Sunday, November 29. The party lasts while parents are on the shopping trip. There are crafts and games for everyone. This lasts about 2 hours or so.
  • Provide a Christmas gift. The gift tags will be posted in the parish hall in the undercroft starting Sunday, December 6. Bring these gifts to Redeemer by 12:00 noon on Sunday, December 20.
  • Provide food items for Christmas dinner. The list of food items will be posted in the parish hall in the undercroft starting Sunday, December 6. Bring these food items to Redeemer by 12:00 noon on Sunday, December 20.

Gift and food items need to be at Church of the Redeemer by 12:00 noon on Sunday, December 20. This is to verify we have everything needed. On Monday, December 21, 2015, at 10:00 am, baskets for each unit are prepared. Delivery happens on Monday, December 21, at 1:00 pm.

Times may be adjusted, as needed.

There are other things that are planned during this time. This includes collecting Christmas cookies for each unit at Kenmore Place.

Thank you for volunteering for this important outreach effort of Church of the Redeemer and Holy Apostles Church.

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.

George and Ruth Pappas from Holy Apostles helping on the shopping trip day.

George and Ruth Pappas from Holy Apostles helping on the shopping trip day in 2013

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 aboard of directors.

Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church

Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church is on a journey to build a vibrant, Christ-centered, Spirit-filled community of faith that serves as a witness to the love God has for us all. Just as the Holy Apostles were called by Christ to spread the “Good News” to all people, so is the vision of this parish to share the Gospel of Christ with one and all. We are a sacramental, life-changing church. At Holy Apostles, they strive to develop a life of prayer and to grow meaningful, honest relationships as whilie caring for those around us.

Michelle Terry making a list and checking it twice

Michelle Terry from Redeemer making a list and checking it twice in 2013.

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.