Eviction prevention and more, August 2017

Because it’s still summer I’m offering an addition to your summer book list. “Evicted” is a gripping, deeply researched, and compelling read. Matthew Desmond follows the lives of several families and individuals in the Milwaukee area. This timely, important book is one we’re all reading at the Helpline and it’s spurring important conversations. Most of us ...

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Happy Summer! July, 2017

Happy Summer! We love this season for so many reasons – long sun-filled days, colorful blooms and lush greenery, and of course our annual Fun Run! Join us for this beloved Queen Anne tradition on July 15th as we once again walk, run, and dance around the Crown of Queen Anne to raise critically needed ...

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Changes, March 2017

The Helpline’s mission and services have never been in greater demand or more important. As we grow we need to be as smart as possible about how we use our limited time and resources, including our fundraising. Our first responsibility is to spend your dollars as efficiently as possible with a clear focus on providing ...

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Everyone is welcome here! Feb. 2017

Everyone is welcome here. Those simple, powerful words have been at the heart of the Helpline’s mission since we started assisting our neighbors in need 35 years ago. But today those words have a profound new urgency. We are in unprecedented times. There is so much uncertainty and fear about the future. While we don’t receive ...

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Giving Is a Learned Behavior, Nov. 2016

Slipping into fall, a time for reflection and giving thanks. We couldn’t be more grateful to YOU, our community, who sustains us in so many ways. At our recent Taste of Queen Anne fundraiser we raised an astonishing $161,958 at last count! This is critically needed funding that will go a long way to support ...

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Summertime and Summerfest, Aug. 2016

“We love the Fun Run!” That sentiment was evident as everyone gathered for this beloved annual tradition on Queen Anne. Families, neighbors, business teams, serious runners, and casual walkers alike completed the 5.5 kilometer (3.4 mile) course, cheered on by volunteer crossing guards, SPD officers who kept everything orderly and safe, and hundreds of bystanders. ...

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Fun Run! June 2016

Summer is here and that means it’s time for the Craig Wilson Memorial Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk, renamed this year in memory of an amazing Helpline and community volunteer and activist, Craig Wilson, who passed away last January. Get out your running shoes, start stretching, and join 600 of your friends and neighbors ...

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GiveBIG May 3rd! April 2016

I am inviting you to be on the frontline of preventing homelessness by stepping up to the plate and supporting the Helpline during GiveBIG, the Seattle Foundation’s online giving event now through Tuesday, May 3rd — GiveBIG Queen Anne Helpline. With our city in the throes of a homelessness crisis and the Helpline’s growing leadership ...

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Memories, Stories, Thanks and More, Feb. 2016

This is a difficult column to write. On January 14th Craig Wilson unexpectedly passed away. You may know Craig best as the longtime owner of Video Isle, or as the photographer for the neighborhood kids’ sports teams, or as an active member of the Queen Anne Chamber. But Craig was also a tireless Helpline Board ...

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Consider a Year-End Gift, Dec. 2015

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I am writing to ask you to please consider a year-end gift to the Queen Anne Helpline. Our work has never been more important. Homelessness has reached a crisis point in our city. In fact it is so severe that just last month city officials took the unprecedented action of declaring a state ...

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