March 8 2017
Written by: Briona Allen, Seattle Volunteer and Outreach Lead
On any given Thursday night in downtown Seattle, our outreach team could encounter homeless youth anywhere from toddler age to mid-20s who are in need of food and basic supplies. We often see the same kids and many of them have come to affectionately refer to us as "The Purple People" because of our purple-hued hats, shirts, and sweatshirts. We usually carry around four bags on our backs full of supplies such as socks, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and pet food, along with a cart full of food packs. Typically, we’re greeted warmly by the kids, and we in turn greet them in the same manner, calling them by name ...Read More
February 27 2017
By Rebecca Simms, Marketing Intern, SUFK Seattle
We care about helping the homeless population in our community. How do we take the first step? Here are some simple actions we can take to work toward our common goal.
Did you know that 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness each year? The National Coalition for the Homeless is a valuable resource for statistics that reveal the harsh reality of homelessness in the United States. Their website, http://www.nationalhomeless.org/, also teaches visitors how to help the effort and where to look if they need help.
Locally, King County leaders and over 140 community organizations have designed the Ten Year Plan to End ...Read More