Students in grade 7 are spearheading a Lenten Service Project – Books for Mary’s Place. Students can bring new or gently-used children’s or young adult books to the classroom where they will be collected. Your generosity makes a more homey environment for the children and teens sheltered at the facility.
Mary’s Place is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, inclusive shelter and services for women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. Mary’s Place opened in 1999 as a drop-in day center for single women experiencing homelessness in downtown Seattle. They opened their first emergency family night shelter in 2011 and currently operate eight overnight shelters providing more than 550 beds. Four of those shelters operate as 24/7 Family Centers that provide housing, employment, and wellness services each day.