Mary's Place Keeps Children Fed, Families from Being Unhoused During COVID Crisis

Mary's Place believes that no one's child should sleep outside. They provide safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. They keep families together and inside and, together with our community, provide housing and employment resources, safety, stability, and hope. Mary's Place is the leading provider of shelter and services for families in King County; they operate six emergency family shelters with over 500 beds for moms, dads, and kids; and a drop-in women's day center in downtown Seattle that welcomes in more than 100 women each day.

COVID has changed us all, and Mary's Place has had to adjust their programs and services to ensure that all of their guests and staff stay healthy. Supplies have dwindled, and their volunteer and in-kind donation programs are being re-imagined to become virtual. They are so grateful to their community who have come alongside them during this pandemic to provide protective equipment like masks and facial coverings, cleaning and medical supplies, food, and love!

The pandemic has reduced the amount of food Mary's Place receives from food donation and recovery partners. Many have been closed, and others are trying to meet an increased demand in the community.

Their Kids Clubs have been converted into remote learning centers where Mary's Place staff work with families to provide equipment and connect to schools online. Their kids are spending the day in shelter throughout this school year, and kid's snack items are in high demand!

The kid's snack items on Mary's Place's list for the NAIOP Community Food Drive will help us support families in need by keeping kids happy, full, and focused on their schoolwork! Thank you, NAIOP members! 

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