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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State of Emergency, Nov. 2015

“Mayor, County Exec Declare ‘State of Emergency’ Over Homelessness” was the recent eye-catching front page headline in the Seattle Times. This shocking story described the 66 homeless deaths in King County so far this year, and included these staggering statistics: 3,000 newly homeless people in King County each month and 3,000 homeless kids in Seattle ...

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Taste of Queen Anne a Huge Success! Oct. 2015

Our Taste of Queen Anne was a huge success – THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! Together you helped raise a record $150,275!! It was a packed house and we were thrilled to see all of you there. Thanks to you we can continue to meet a growing need in our community. You are critical partners with us ...

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Ready for Fall! Sept. 2015

The famous Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times,” seems to have arrived with a vengeance. All around us we see Seattle’s extraordinary economic boom. Construction cranes and traffic abound and housing prices are soaring. At the same time our neighbors at the low end are being squeezed and are struggling. Consider this remarkable ...

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Children and Clients Give to Aid Others, Aug. 2015

It never ceases to impress us how young folks willingly join in the effort to support our community.  The Queen Anne Passionate Pirates, a group of 9 young children and their parents, collected hygiene products, clothing and food which they dropped off at the office.  Their Moms had instilled in them the importance of giving ...

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