Charity

Charity Choice Monday – Queen Anne Helpline – Real Change 4

Queen Anne Helpline. I’ve spoken before about the fact that I, proudly, am a generalist at heart. But I applaud specialists. Queen Anne Helpline is a superlative specialist. It confines its most impactful services: Rent assistance Move-in assistance Utility payments Thanksgiving Food for Seniors to three area codes, 98109, 98119, and 98199.  Queen Anne, Magnolia,…

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Charity Choice Monday – Jubilee Women’s Center – Real Change 3

Jubilee Women’s Center is a transitional housing facility for women in need. It has been meticulously, meditatively developed from decade to decade to provide comprehensive care to its clients: job training to money management classes, desperately-needed relaxation at a movie or ballgame to structured community living. It has been a quiet force in Seattle since…

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The best kind of specialization

I’m not a specialist. My youngest client, one-on-one, has been five-years-old. My oldest in her 80s. I work in arts & crafts rooms, home-based business offices, storage units, garages, and anywhere else you dare to name – I’m the one on the Board of my chapter of my professional society who comes to the meetings…

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Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

I’m thrilled that NAPO Seattle Area, my chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, has chosen Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center as its 2019 Day of Service recipient. Little Bit is a community where horses transform the bodies, minds, and spirits of people with disabilities. We’ll be helping them clear a bit…

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Day of Service 2019 NAPO Seattle Area Chapter

My chapter of my professional society, the Seattle Area Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) tries to coordinate a Day of Service every year in honor of January, GO (Get Organized) Month. This year we are highly motivated to find a worthy candidate – Governor Inslee declared January 2019 Get Organized…

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Senior Centers, Community Cornerstones

I had breakfast this morning, Thursday 10/4/2018, at Seattle’s Greenwood Senior  Center, part of the complex of services provided by the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA). I’m fortunate, I was able to make a miniscule contribution to the Center to support the gathering, simultaneously a fundraiser and a celebration of the Center’s accomplishments and connections. I…

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Our most vulnerable neighbors

Cane over chair

I’m a registered service provider with the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA), the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Sound Generations, a social services agency for seniors. I teach a bare-bones organizing class for BIAWA clients. The Society approached me after one of its clients found me online and decided I would be a good…

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