Unused building? Consider housing homeless families there Kris Richey Curtis (Published in DJC) Nonprofit Mary’s Place has been working with developers and property owners to create temporary shelters before development begins. Printable article
Corporate Philanthropists – Small 2016 Puget Sound Business Journal This list ranks corporate philanthropists with revenue of less than $20 million by cash-giving in Washington during 2015.
Amazon’s hotel for homeless comes to life Crosscut When Amazon donated an empty South Lake Union hotel for use as a homeless shelter, it was investing in a model that Mary’s Place, the service provider, has perfect: turning vacant or transitioning buildings into temporary shelter.
Bezos’ gift the largest-ever donation to Seattle homeless organization Puget Sound Business Journal Techflash Homeless shelter organization Mary’s Place raised more than $1 million on Tuesday in order to otbtain another $1 million in matching funds from Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, making for total donations of $2 million.
With Seattle Shelter Effort, Amazon Shows Glimmers of a ‘Good Neighbor’ Seattle Times This week, Amazon stepped into a new place of civic engagement, and raised hopes, city leaders said, of much more to come.
Amazon’s temporary homeless housing: recognizing the collective altruism New York Times Amazon’s decision to open up one of its empty buildings temporarily for homeless families is commendable. Even more credit should go to Mary’s Place and a plethora of other organizations and business that have come together to address a regional crisis.
Like Amazon, Vulcan and other companies also help house the homeless Marc Stiles, PSBJ An old house that billionaire Paul Allen’s company, Vulcan, owns in South Lake Union eventually will be demolished to make way for a shiny office building. But until then it will house new moms who otherwise might be homeless.
Amazon to set up temporary homeless haven in downtown campus Seattle Times The tech giant will let Mary’s Place, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless women and their families, run a shelter housing more than 200 people for a year in a former Travelodge that it bought as part of its downtown Seattle expansion.
By Craig Kinzer & Kris Richey Curtis The room was filled with government leaders, executives from the region’s top companies, community leaders and philanthropists; including Governor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Port of Seattle Commissioners, and the new CEO of Seattle Children’s, Jeff Sperring. Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden spoke about Alaska’s passion…
By Kris Richey Curtis Last night I attended the Mary’s Place Open House and Celebration of the new site at 130th and Aurora. Kinzer Partners was thanked for our role in the site selection process which entailed uncovering a vacant City-owned property which could be repurposed to provide shelter for over 60 people with room…