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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Windermere Grant Supports Weekend Food for Kids, July 2015

Have you ever thought about how children at risk of food insecurity get their nutrition on weekends when they don’t have access to school meals?  Apparently the folks at the Windermere office in Queen Anne, one of our more prominent neighbors, did just that.  In conjunction with the Windermere Foundation, a grant was made in ...

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Fun Run Thanks! July 2015

WOW! Another incredible Fun Run! Last Saturday morning under perfect temperatures close to 600 runners and walkers joined together to circle the Crown of Queen Anne and help raise money to support our work. YOU ARE ALL AMAZING, thank you!! Our goal with this event is always first and foremost to create an inclusive, fun community ...

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Youth Making an Impact! June 2015

Ever wonder how you can make an impact on your community? Look no further than the actions of some young folks in Queen Anne. For instance, Masai, a 5-year old in our service area, asked his friends to bring food and hygiene products to his birthday party instead of presents.  The Random Acts of Kindness ...

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MAY 5 – Make a BIG Impact! May 2015

On May 5, even a small donation will have a BIG impact on neighbors in need. On May 5 (and ONLY on May 5), when you make a donation through Seattle Foundation’s website (http://www.seattlefoundation.org/npos/Pages/QueenAnneHelpline.aspx) it will be matched by our generous supporters Metropolitan Market (Queen Anne location) as well as by a percentage of Seattle ...

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GiveBIG on May 5th! Apr. 2015

Queen Anne Helpline is participating in the Seattle Foundation’s 24-hour GiveBIG donation drive on May 5th. Donations you make in support of your community and your neighbors will have a magnified impact on that day thanks to Metropolitan Market’s $2500 challenge grant and the Seattle Foundation’s stretch pool. Even modest donations of $25 will fill two Healthy Food Bags with nutritious ...

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A NEW RECORD! ED Column, Oct. 2014

THANK YOU! The generosity, excitement, and energy we witnessed at our Taste of Queen Anne Fundraiser on Saturday the 18th was simply amazing. With your help we raised a record $144,000, far surpassing last year’s total of $114,000 and exceeding our goal of $120,000 – wow! We also set a new record for attendance; we ...

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