What a Night it was! We had
our most successful Benefit Auction and Dinner last
Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Bellevue Hilton Hotel with more than 300 guests
and volunteers, more than 350 auction items and over 100 individual and business
donors. A sincere thank you to all our donors, guests, volunteers, board members
and staff - all of you contributed mightily to our
the auction behind us we are gearing up for the GRAND OPENING of our Sophia's
Thrift Shoppe coming up on Friday, March 22nd. Please
see more details below. We hope you will be able to
join us for another great milestone in our journey.
Interim Executive Director
Save the Date!
GRAND OPENING - Sophia's Thrift Shoppe
Friday March 22, 2013, Noon - 3:00 P.M.
The wait is finally over! The
Grand Opening for Sophia's Thrift Shoppe is Friday,
March 22nd from noon to 3:00
p.m. Join us for the celebration
and become a part of our new
chapter as we continue to scale and create economic sustainability
for our clients.
Sophia's Thrift Shoppe is not just any
ordinary thrift store. When you shop
at our store you will undoubtedly get a good bargain.
However, and most importantly, you will be helping our clients take control of
their finances as they develop their employment skills while serving our
customers. You will be helping them build self-confidence that will aid them
tremendously when they seek new employment opportunities. Thus, the
purchases you make at our Thrift Shoppe will be far-reaching and have a
momentous impact on many women's lives as they strive to regain financial
Our sincere thanks to all our
volunteers and board members who have
spent days getting our Shoppe ready for business
as well as to all our donors - individuals,
businesses, faith organizations and foundations - whose unwavering
support has made Sophia's Shoppe possible. A special thanks goes to
Macy's for their grant.
Our Shoppe is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am
to 5:00 p.m. We are located at 13219 NE 20th St Suite 200, Bellevue WA. Please
check out our new Sophia's Thrift Shoppe
website and like us on our Facebook page
Video - Sophia's Stories
If you were unable to
attend our Benefit dinner and auction last weekend, you probably missed the new
video that we showed at the event. Check out this inspiring video that tells the
story of two of our clients who were able to benefit from our services in their
journey towards independence. Share the video and let us know what you
A Special Note of Thanks
To Everyone who Made Our Benefit Dinner & Auction A Resounding Success
Many people contributed to the success of our Auction last Saturday. We want to take this opportunity to especially thank some of our donors, volunteers and supporters without whom this event would not have been possible.
Anton Ville Winery
Cedergreen Cellars / Kevin Cedergreen
Constellation Wines / Jamilla Kounellas
Danny Rogers / Red Lion Hotel
Delauranti's / Pike Place Market
Qualitees Screen Printing
Summit Law Group
Tallant House / Judy Tallant
The Hilton Staff - Chef Juan Luna, Andrea Sullivan and Gwen Walton.
The Sophia Way Board
Uwajimaya's / Hiroshi Hibi
Volunteers from - Soroptimists; AmericanWest Bank; Symetra.