May 14 2019
StandUp for Kids - Seattle
StandUp for Kids - Seattle was honored to be chosen by Puget Soundworks, an all-gender, LGBTQ-friendly chorus serving the Puget Sound region. They selected us as their nonprofit of choice for a supply drive and fundraiser. Their recent concert series, “Home is..” explored the many manifestations of home, and the meaning to those experiencing homelessness.
Puget Soundworks did a supply drive that brought in sleeping bags, blankets, over a thousand snack items and cash donations. We are grateful for their generosity and support and encourage you to experience the chorus in person. Not only are they dedicated to serving others but the ...Read More
January 25 2018
A year of highlights from Eddy Ameen, PhD, National Board Chair
Your support and involvement in our mission has helped make 2017 a standout year for StandUp For Kids.
Our central responsibility is to our nation’s young people faced with homelessness, whether temporary or longer term. No matter the circumstances that got them there. No matter the work that needs to be done to help them transition them into safe, stable chapters of their lives. We are deeply humbled by this responsibility, and held fiercely to it through the political tumult of 2017. When some of our youth felt unwelcome, we stood taller to welcome them.
In 2017, we worked with over 2,200 youth for the first ...Read More
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