To our valued donors,
The Sophia Way and the valuable work we do would not be possible without you. The care and compassion that you show each time you write us a check, come to volunteer, provide a meal, drop off an in-kind donation, or tell a friend about us, are the very spirit that drives our work, and give us the tools we need to do it. We could never thank you enough.
We are very sorry to say that we are overwhelmed with the fruits of your kindness at this time. We have received so many generous donations of clothing and other goods and supplies that we do not have the resources or the space to manage any more. We therefore must ask that you find another organization to accept your in-kind donations, with a few exceptions.
Items that we can use and would appreciate at this time, in new or good condition, include:
Mattresses (if you are able to drop them off- we are unable to arrange for pick-up
Matching twin sets of sheets
Twin mattress pads
New women's underwear
Mats for cubicles
Shower curtains (clear plastic liner type)
Laundry detergent pods
Liquid dishwasher detergent
Large garbage bags
Gift cards (restaurants/groceries, drug stores, department stores, movie theaters)
Healthy breakfast/snack items
In addition to these items, we are always in need of meal donations for our Sophia’s Place night shelter, our Day Center, and our Emergency Winter Shelter. Please click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on donating a meal.
We have also recently developed a new very special way that you can help our clients to feel more comfortable and at home in our shelter. We are asking for families or groups to provide a brunch on Sunday (or possibly Saturday) and sponsor the cost to keep the shelter open for a a few additional hours in the morning in order for the clients to sleep in, eat, and relax. Please email email@example.com if you would be interested in this opportunity.
If you have any questions about items to donate, or are interested in facilitating a donation drive or fundraiser on our behalf, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . If you would like to volunteer with The Sophia Way, please email email@example.com .
Thank you so much again for your understanding and your continued support. We are thrilled and proud to be able to help women in our community through their journeys from homelessness to independence, and you are the reason that we can.
The Sophia Way Staff
The Sophia Way provides the Eastside’s only
program exclusively dedicated to helping end
homelessness for adult women in King County by offering
a path from homelessness to stable independent living.
TSW’s core programs facilitate this transition by
providing a safe place for women during the day,
offering a six-month intensive shelter program for
twenty one women at night, offering case management to
help clients overcome barriers to independence, and
providing transitional and non-time limited housing
opportunities for women who experience chronic
From our latest newsletter:
I continued to be awe inspired by the overwhelming amount of generosity from our donors, volunteers, staff, the faith based community and the dedicated Board of Directors.
Susan had recently lived in a lovely apartment in Queen Anne, but steady work had tapered off, her rent rates suddenly rose, and a mild elbow injury was making it difficult to find more work - that was the tipping point. She lost her home. And now she was about to lose her shelter and be out on the streets. She only had enough money for one more night in the motel. That's when she came to the Sophia's Place Day Center.
Maya is passionate about helping women and children everywhere. Since moving from New Delhi, India in 1997, she has been actively educating herself on women's issues, and increasing her presence through volunteering and fundraising for local organizations. [more...]
Thank You, Brown Bear!
Thank you to our friends at Brown Bear Carwash for donating vouchers for two washes! Our green van is now sparkling clean!
Welcome to The Sophia Way
The Sophia Way started its journey, under the
leadership of Helen Leuzzi, in December of 2008 in
partnership with YWCA, Bellevue First Congregational
Church, and Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council (EISCC).
You can learn more about our
We believe in the necessity of shelter and safe living
conditions for all persons. Our goal is to address this
fundamental need of citizens of our community and improve
the quality of life of adult homeless women. We believe
in the equality of all, cherishing diversity, and treating
each person we meet—client, volunteer, donor, staff—with
the same respect, dignity, and care.
We are committed to providing every woman with the opportunity
to live independently and move into permanent housing. The
Sophia Way is partnering with the community to achieve the
shared goal of ending homelessness as part of King County's
ten year plan.
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