Friday, June 12, 2015

19 Reasons to Shout Hurray!

19 Reasons to Shout Hurray!
We're ecstatic that we have been able to help 19 women move into permanent housing so far this year, and we are shouting "hurray" for each one!
19 Women Moved into Housing

You have helped changed the lives of 19 women.  We can't do it alone.  While our staff is amazing, hard working, and selflessly dedicated to this important work, we depend on supporters like you who generously give their time, talent and treasure. 

Just in a weeks time one volunteer delivered beautifully handcrafted bars of soap to our Day Center, another volunteer took on the monumental task of organizing the Shelter pantry, and of course, what would we do without the nutritious meals that are lovingly prepared and served everyday by community volunteers like you.  Thank you.

And to top off the week, last Friday I was working in my office when I suddenly heard joyous laughter and crying coming from our reception area.  After 17 years of being homeless, one of our women came to our office to share that she had just received the key to her apartment and was moving in that day.  That's how you help change lives. 

Angela Murray, Executive Director
$12,910 Raised During Give Big

Thank you for giving big on May 5th!  This year Seattle Foundation will stretch your donation by 8.4%, which means The Sophia Way will be receiving a check for $1,084 in June because you chose to help women in need.  Thank you!
Cheers for Volunteers!

Are you a volunteer at The Sophia Way?  We would like to recognize your service with an appreciation picnic! Please leave your checkbook at home andjoin us on Thursday, June 25, from 4-7 at Crossroads Park. Click on link below for more details.  If you haven't  accepted an email invitation please RSVP to

 Link to RSVP and information
Welcome New Board Member Karen Odle

Karen brings more than 40 years experience as a nurse leader in women's health care to the Board, as well as a passion for caring for women and families. Odle will provide clinical knowledge and understanding of how to serve individual clients' needs as well as a broader healthcare perspective

"As a nurse executive, Karen brings experience with organizational development and performance, and a focus on quality, safety, service, and value based outcomes,said Executive Director, Angela Murray.

Odle is also active as the President of Soroptimist International Bellevue Metropolitan, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls. 

Pat Pauley Interview

Lead Case Manager Rebecca Nelson and Volunteer Coordinator Kavay Dharmarajan wereinterviewed by Pat Pauly on her radio show, Get Active, on 1150 AM KKNW.  Pat toured Sophia's Place shelter last week before the interview.
Daddy-O's Benefit Jam

On Saturday, June 13th from 7-10 PM, the Daddy-O's band will play at Luther's Table in Renton and they are generously donating their tips to The Sophia Way.  Please come out and join them!

Link to Luther's Table
Farms for Life Partners with TSW

We are so happy to have Farms for Life as a partner serving women in need.  Farms for Life donates and delivers farm fresh local produce to our clients and promotes a healthy lifestyle by also teaching cooking classes at Sophia's Place.

Link to Farms For Life
Shelter Tour on Thursday, June 18th at 2:00 PM

You are invited to join board member Karina O'Malley on our next Sophia's Place shelter tour. Bring a friendand learn about opportunities to to help women in our community through The Sophia Way.

Please contact Robin Brown for questions and to RSVP 

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