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
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.
by Kris Richey Curtis We are honored to have been partners with Mary’s Place for the last 7 years, working to secure shelter space in buildings poised for redevelopment. This is by far our biggest success story – a chance to double capacity in a turnkey solution right in the heart of downtown. We could not have found…