The St. George Catholic Church Knights of Columbus have been very gracious to St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle King County (SVdP) for many years. Just recently the group donated $500.00 to SVdP for the organization to secure food to help needy families. Shown here is Jeff Kleppinger (right), of the Knights of Columbus from St. George, presenting Jim McFarland (left), of St. Vincent de Paul with the donation check.
Our Case Management program now has walk-in hours at various locations for clients without requiring an appointment. It has been our intention to make our services available in various parts of the city. We want this to be as convenient as possible for those we serve. This will allow us to assist those in need immediately and refer to long term Case Management, if appropriate.
Please see the location and address list below. We will be providing information on housing options in King County, assistance in applying for government subsidies and answering general questions about our Case Management program.
Walk-In Locations and Hours:
Georgetown Food Bank
5972 4th Ave S in Seattle
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am-2pm
Fridays at 11am-12pm
Burien/St. Francis of Assissi
15246 21st Ave. SW
Mondays 10 am – 2 pm
575 Rainier Ave N in Renton
Tuesdays at 10 am – 2 pm
310 Central Ave N in Kent
Wednesdays at 10 am – 2 pm
13555 Aurora Ave N in Seattle
Wednesday at 10 am – 2 pm
Friday at 10 am – 2 pm
Thank you so much for your continued support. If you have questions regarding our walk-in hours, feel free to send an email inquiry to email@example.com and, as always, you may send referrals to that address as well. We hope the walk in hours make it easier for those in need of assistance to access us.
Recently a group of volunteers from Starbucks returned to our Georgetown Food Bank for another visit. Despite being one of the busiest Food Bank days so far this month, these volunteers consistently engaged in conversation with each neighbor. At one point during these interactions, one of the volunteers integrated a cultural component in her overall approach. It was beautiful to watch people who speak different native tongues communicate with mutual understanding! In total, this volunteer group served 343 neighbors in need. Thank you for your time and compassion! You may follow this link to view the rest of the photos.
St. Vincent de Paul recently celebrated a great gathering and commissioning of Vincentians (local neighborhood volunteers) at one of our most venerable Seattle Catholic Parishes and communities, Immaculate Conception on Capitol Hill.
Immaculate Conference volunteer members Sharon Miller and Zeke Anderson, working collaboratively with Stephanie Ragland from the St. Vincent de Paul Council staff, have re-energized and reconstituted this volunteer Conference. They have infused new energy and growth along the way. The Conference is now includes 12 members and is growing.
Ned Delmore, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle|King County, spoke to the Conference about their work, spirit and love they have for their community.
“We need this great Parish and Conference as they remain a beacon of hope in our Seattle community for those living on the fringes of our society,” said Delmore. Congratulations Immaculate Conception!
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council of Seattle|King County is a qualified charity according to IRS Rules. If you donated $250 or more to our organization in 2015, you will need a receipt for proof that you donated.
The best way to look at donations: (1) for a cash donation, you need to have some kind of proof that you did make the donation, e.g. a cancelled check or a listing on your credit card statement.
For in-kind donations like clothing and furniture, the IRS says “you can’t take a deduction for clothing or household items you donate unless the clothing or household items are in good used condition or better.” They also relate there is one exception, “you can take a deduction for a contribution of an item of clothing or a household item that isn’t in good used condition or better if you deduct more than $500 for it and include a qualified appraisal of it with your return.”
Please see this article, IRS Charitable Deductions Publication 526 for 2015.
This is Milari Hare. She calls herself an “accidental fashionista,” but we know her as a trailblazer in the fashion world because of her impeccable spirit and eye for merchandise. It is no accident that she has two clothing lines, one of which called Live a Little. Based on her high-profile domestic and international fashion work, she is living large.
We are excited to say that you can find some of her work at our Renton store! Below you will find some samples of the many quality tops she donated yesterday. Also, she has a fashion blog, so be sure to check that out for fashion inspiration -http://www.livealittlenow.com/?cat=1
Great neighbors enrich our lives and provide us with strength and confidence.
In our South Seattle neighborhood Sur La Table corporate office has become a special and very valuable neighbor.
They go above and beyond the call of duty helping us in a variety of ways. They have done food and clothing drives, adopted a family living in a van on the street in Georgetown, donated in kind products from Sur La Table to our thrift stores, and are serving the homeless people lunch a number of times in the first quarter of this year in our Georgetown Food Bank.
The menu on January 29th, was macaroni and cheese, salad, a special cookie, and both warm and cold apple cider. But most importantly, the 90 homeless people—all of whom were thankful—received a reassuring and warm smile from a number of Sur La Table employees. This is the second of four lunches Sur La Table is providing. The other dates include January 8, February 19th and March 18th.
Thank you Beth Lenz, Lupe Carlos, Layla West, Pete Ramberg, Jina Jansson, Anne Pittman, Naomi Parker, Jason Pope, and Felicia Chao.
We are so grateful and thankful to have such a good neighbor. Employees from the Sur La Table creative department who helped with the lunch on Jan. 29, 2016
We want to offer a huge thank you to the leadership, management and the employees of our good neighbors at Banner Bank at 5701 First Ave. South for a very, very generous donation to St. Vincent de Paul. We have been around for over 95 years. Banner has been serving people for 125 years. We office just a few blocks from the first avenue Banner branch and they are a great neighbor. Banner employees drive by our organization a few days a week and see the people we are serving (see photo below). They understand community, honesty, compassion and accountability. Banner is known for “doing the right thing,” and we are proud to be associated with them. Thank you again for your donation.
A huge thank you to the fantastic volunteers from Puget Sound Energy for coming in early this morning to volunteer at our Food Bank! We recognize the work that Team PSE accomplished today will play a major role tomorrow when we open our Food Bank doors to serve our neighbors in need. We value your time and POWER to give back to our community. Thanks again!
On November 6th, we were grateful for our wonderful neighbors from Sur La Table. They are generous, creative and skilled chefs as well! They served 75 guests at our Georgetown Food Bank FACES program. FACES stands for food, assistance, compassion and emergency services. Last year they served close to 100 people with a wonderful Italian lunch. And this time it was homemade chili, cornbread, with cheese and chili toppings and fresh fruit. And that is not all. They have four more lunches planned between now and the end of the first quarter. St. Vincent de Paul is so fortunate to have such compassionate neighbors!
Thank you to all our friends at Sur La Table!
On November 6, we had a group of hard working and kindhearted group of volunteers from BECU distributing food to our FACES guests who come into our Georgetown Food Bank on Fridays between 11 a.m. and 12 Noon to get food, dry clothing, personal hygiene items, and water for the weekend. The 75 homeless people they served were very grateful to the volunteers and BECU for this special effort. BECU and their employees are good friends of ours, they have been here before and we are always excited to have them here on the Georgetown campus.
Boeing Cares: Volunteers at Georgetown Food Bank!
Since April, Community Outreach Representatives JJ and Adam have been regularly visiting our Food Bank where they hope to share information with our neighbors in need about available health care options. By now, JJ and Adam have identified why many uninsured individuals feel challenged about their health care plans, or the lack thereof. While there is a wider selection of options and apparent increased access to health care, many individuals continue to delay care, miss appointments, or seek unneeded emergent care. These trends may be due to pride, disillusionment, and complacency towards the health care system. Advocates of preventative care, JJ and his team continue their consistent outreach efforts in order to build trust and rapport with individuals at shelters, thrift stores, and foods banks, where they help enroll every 1 in 5 individuals in UnitedHealthcare.
This enrollment rate is laudable, especially for the targeted audience. Currently, UnitedHealthcare is extending benefits for Washington state individuals with limited incomes who are older than 65 years old and have a disability. By enrolling, individuals will have access to health products catalog, dental coverage, eyewear coverage, and transportation assistance. Local health care workers are prepared to offer their assistance by visiting homes of clients and learning medical histories of clients. Eligible applicants must have both Medicare and Medicaid before applying for this particular UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete plan.
We are excited that JJ and his team are introducing this plan to individuals who may qualify for extended coverage and look forward to their next visit in December. For more information about UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete Plan, please call JJ at 206-676-2600, TTY 711. To see if you are eligible for Apple Health, please click here to begin your application.
We will begin selling computer equipment at our Kenmore store on Monday, Nov. 16th at 11 a.m. We want you to have and understand the back story associated with this initiative.
St. Vincent de Paul believes that every individual should have equitable access to technology. Yet, individuals and families with low income continue to experience multiple barriers to achieving digital literacy and fluency. These barriers may be due to an inability to afford updated electronic devices, lack of affordable Internet access as well as outdated wiring for broadband.
We are taking a step to try to help with this issue. We have formed a partnership with InterConnection, a well-known and established 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that refurbishes and sells laptops, desktop machines, and computer peripherals to low income neighbors, non-profits and others. InterConnection will have a kiosk in our Kenmore store. They will be able to offer advice and help everyone find equipment that works for them.
InterConnection is committed to connecting underserved communities by offering low-cost or refurbished electronic devices. Their program is designed to maintain an inclusive digital environment and work culture where underrepresented communities can use digital tools to enhance their quality of life.
So come see us starting Monday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at our Kenmore store.