During the pandemic, Assistance League of Seattle and our incredibly generous member volunteers continue to rise to the challenge to serve our communities.
In the spring, although our Thrift Shop was closed and some of our programs were on hold due to COVID-19, the Emergency Services Outreach Fund continued to deliver critical supplies to those hit hardest. Financial donations allowed our Operation School Bell Team to provide grocery store gift cards to support Seattle Public School families. Seattle Public School Counselors & McKinney-Vento Family Support Workers identified families and bought groceries for delivery or provided gift cards. The Assisteens program provided Fred Meyer gifts cards to teens in crisis. Our amazing volunteers sewed and distributed masks to hospital workers, delivered food to the elderly, and made art for elderly patients at Harborview Medical Center who couldn’t have visitors.
As the pandemic continues, Assistance League of Seattle has adjusted to the changing needs of the students and families we serve. In May, a dedicated member organized a Family-to-Family care package drive for those struggling to make ends meet. 325 packages, full of personal hygiene and cleaning supplies, were delivered to four high-need Seattle Public Schools and given to families in crisis. Our Thrift Shop has completely remodeled and changed operations to ensure shoppers can safely shop. Every dollar spent at the shop goes directly to support our programs. Most recently, the Operation School Bell Team, members, neighbors, families, and friends helped us deliver 660 masks, many of which were handmade, to Seattle Public School students and families. No matter what the need Assistance League of Seattle is still helping, always caring!
You can make a difference, please donate so we can keep families healthy and safe!