The Sophia Way | The 2017 Holiday Initiative
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The 2017 Holiday Initiative

11_Holiday InitiativeThe 2017 Holiday Initiative is well underway and we are thankful for the generous support from companies and individuals in the community.

Our goal is to provide clients at our Day Center, Night Shelter, Emergency Winter Shelter, and in our independent housing program with items and gift cards that will assist them in their independent living. With the increased number of clients at the Day Center and the Winter Shelter, the need has grown since last year. Our clients can use a number of items to ease the harsh winter weather and to raise spirits, too.

What to donate?

Our unsheltered women have limited space – sometimes only a suitcase – to carry all of their personal belongings with them. Gift cards go a long ways to helping them get the items they need when they need them. Stores such as Target, Safeway, Fred Meyer, and fast food restaurants offer solutions to a variety of needs. Women who have transitioned this year to apartment life have different needs from those who seek shelter at the winter shelter. If you can let us know what you might be donating, we can coordinate all the efforts so that we have something for every client who requires support from The Sophia Way.

We have many opportunities for giving; please email our Holiday Initiative Coordinator, Pat Landy, pat@sophiaway.org with your ideas or to start the conversation.

This year, all donated items are due to the administrative offices of The Sophia Way by Monday, December 11. Please donate new items for the Holiday Initiative.

Your donations will brighten the days and spirits of many women. Thank you for your support this holiday season! Your generosity coupled with the spirit of the season wraps our clients in care and love.

Thank you to our donors who have already pledged their support:

  • The Thyagaraja Family
  • Dignity4Divas
  • Cathy Relyea
  • Eastside Assistance League
  • Mike Glenn and friends
  • Susan Harvey and friends
  • St. Andrews Lutheran Church
  • Rick Leuzzi and Cepheid
  • Master Builders
  • Eastshore Unitarian Church
  • Lori Steiner
  • Eating Recovering Center
  • Suzie Nelson
  • Alpha Delta Kappa, Sigma Chapter
  • New Seasons Market
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Forest Ridge School
  • St. Madeleine Sophie Church
  • Anee and Natalie Gautier
  • Kirkland Girls for Good
  • St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
  • St. Louise Church