NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Day of Service 6-15-2019

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center Show Ribbons

OHMIGOSH we had a great day!!!!! Eleven of us, quite possibly a record number for a Day of Service, from NAPO Seattle Area Chapter converged on Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center to set its Development storage room to rights. Five hours later, it was unrecognizable. In a good way.   The ribbons may have been…

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day allows Americans to honor and mourn our fallen military personnel. Veterans Day encourages Americans to express admiration, respect and gratitude to our living service members. I celebrate Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). CCI pairs assistance dogs with wounded veterans to offer those heroes increased independence and boundless emotional support. I am certain that…

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New Traditions – Real Change 21

New Traditions supports long term sobriety for the mother, healthier children and stronger families. Clients participate in its comprehensive programs while receiving the gender-based chemical dependency treatment and services they need.   The New Traditions gifts-in-kind wish list is the most varied I, in my role as Casual Uncluttering LLC stuff-hauler (I often bring donations…

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Cash and Community

dragon incense holder

I’m in the middle of a calm decluttering. Calm because it’s entirely voluntary. I’m conducting it strictly at my chosen pace. It’s catching me some cash: I’m letting go of things by selling them on Facebook Marketplace. If something doesn’t sell on Marketplace, I’ll experiment with OfferUp, Nextdoor, letgo and similar. I want to know how those…

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Charity Choice Monday – DESC – Real Change 20

The Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) provides integrated services including housing, emergency shelter, crisis intervention and healthcare to thousands of homeless and formerly homeless people every day. ​ We fight for public resources and policies that serve our most vulnerable and marginalized neighbors: those living with mental illness, substance use disorders, and other disabilities. We believe…

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Charity Choice Monday – Asian Counseling and Referral Service – Real Change 19

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Hope and opportunity in over 40 languages and dialects. ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural…

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Charity Choice Monday – Neighborcare Health – Real Change 18

Neighborcare Health‘s intense impact in Seattle reaches back to the 1967, when it initiated The Open Door Clinic to address disparities in healthcare access for residents of certain Seattle districts. From that starting point, Neighborcare pioneered a dental clinic only one year later, and now provides services in a far-flung number of settings from Pike…

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Charity Choice Monday – The Sophia Way – Real Change 17

The Sophia Way logo

Housing is a right to which all are entitled. We believe everyone is housing ready.   That concise philosophy informs this agency’s actions every day. It launched in 2008 when its founders realized there were no Eastside shelters for adult women at the time. Read the page which demolishes the myths around homelessness – BRAVELY…

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Charity Choice Monday – Catholic Community Services – Real Change 16

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington/Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington delivers a mind-boggling breadth of services intended for homeless and/or low-income people via shelters, transitional and permanent housing, and improves the lives of particular clients – including the elderly, veterans, people struggling with mental illness or addiction, immigrants, and refugees – with specialized services.…

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