Sugar for Shelter
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Sugar for Shelter

On Thursday, November 15, we held our special fundraising evening “Sugar for Shelter” – a family-friendly fun evening that saw a small, but a very engaged and friendly community of more than 80 people gather together to support our capital campaign for the new shelter to be built in Kirkland.

The evening was hosted by Overlake Christian Church, who decorated the room beautifully and warmly welcomed all guests who were mostly women from diverse faith and immigrant community groups. There were four major groups represented: Turkcha, Sveta Temple (Redmond), Friends from the Portuguese & Brazilian Community, and Overlake Christian Church. Some of the groups who donated will have their names on the Donor Wall in the new shelter to acknowledge their generosity and support.

A small program was held and Karina O’Malley and Maya Subramanian, The Sophia Way board members, spoke briefly about the critical need to have a 24/7 shelter.

The desserts, gorgeously presented by members of these communities, were out of this world and many people went home on a sugar high and with extra desserts to share.

“It truly was an honor to host this event and to see the amazing response of the different groups of folks who came and those who contributed such delicious desserts,” Josh McQueen, Community Minitries Pastor, Overlake Christian Church.

Thank you to all our guests who supported The Sophia Way’s capital campaign to build the new shelter and a big thank you to Overlake Christian Church for hosting the event.

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