The Sophia Way | Sheltering From the Storm
Ending homelessness for women
homeless women, homeless, homelessness, shelter, safety, stability, shelter, women's shelter, Bellevue, homeless in King County
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September 15, 2020

11:45 AM
Community Conversations

Fundraising Program 


Because your well-being is of the utmost importance, The Sophia Way moved its fall fundraiser online.
Our first-ever virtual event will raise essential funds to help more than 1,000 women find shelter, safety and stability.

What will this look like? You still have the opportunity to connect with friends, network with the amazing community that surrounds The Sophia Way, and show your support for the women experiencing homelessness!

Community Conversations at 11:45 AM
Share issues close to all of our hearts and reconnect with friends from the community.
Learn more

Fundraising Program at 12:15 PM
Hear inspiring messages from a plethora of people who believe in our lifesaving mission.

How can you participate? 

Step up, become a sponsor or host, invite your friends, secure your seat for an empowering hour to hear about the important work we do to end homelessness in our community.

Click the button to let us know how you would like to be a part of Sheltering from the Storm.

Questions? Please email Sairah Siddique, Development Manager

Get Involved


As a sponsor of Sheltering from the Storm, your investment will allow us to continue to provide critical resources and shelter 24/7, a vital necessity to ensure women are safe and healthy, especially during the pandemic.

Sponsorships range from $2,500 – $20,000 and offer your organization exceptional marketing opportunities to reach thousands of community members and business leaders.

View Sponsor Packet 

Host with a Heart

This year, we invite you to be not only our Host with a Heart, but also virtual hosts for our first-ever Community Conversations – an exciting opportunity to meet other members of the TSW community, make new connections, and discuss important issues close to your heart!

Your role includes:

  • Invite 10 or more friends to attend the 30-minute Community Conversations and Sheltering from the Storm virtual program.
  • Set a lofty goal and compete with other hosts to see who can raise the most for The Sophia Way!

View Table Host Packet

Event Committee

Committee members are essential to the success of this year’s fundraiser. The event committee includes TSW board members, sponsors, volunteers, and community supporters. It is also a great opportunity to make meaningful connections with individuals who share your passion for ending homelessness for women.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Invite 10 guests to the 30-minute virtual program.
  • Promote participation on your social media channels.
  • Mentor Hosts With Hearts.
  • Work internally with The Sophia Way and Hosts to ensure the Community Conversations and the virtual program run smoothly.

Sophia's Society

Sophia’s Society is a giving circle committed to ending homelessness and creating new beginnings for women. By committing to an annual donation of $1,500 or more, you set the pace of giving for Sheltering from the Storm.

Benefits of being a member, include:

  • Exclusive invitations to VIP events, including social activities, speakers, and more.
  • Recognition on materials reaching thousands of individuals and community leaders.
  • Special shelter tours to meet the community you are impacting.
  • Special recognition in the Sheltering from the Storm virtual program.

The inaugural Grace of Giving Award has been created to honor a longtime champion and passionate supporter of The Sophia Way.

Recently retired from our board of directors, Karina O’Malley has given decades of her time, talent and treasure, not only to The Sophia Way, but to countless organizations working to end homelessness.

This year, you can designate your gift to honor Karina for her years of selfless service to The Sophia Way.  View Details | Make Your Gift

Thank You to Our Sponsors!