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Provide Food to Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Seattle

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Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project


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Provide Food to Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Seattle

Seattle is home to thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness. Among this vulnerable population are Real Change Vendors (https://www.realchangenews.org/vendor-profiles), who work hard selling an award-winning weekly newspaper on the streets of Seattle. However, due to the impacts of COVID-19, foot traffic is sparse and customers are few and far between. Today, the income vendors depended on for food and essentials is dangerously low. 

However, with the help of incredible volunteers like you, we can ensure that those living without shelter amid COVID-19 don't also go without food and basic necessities. 

Please consider donating food or high-demand items to a vendor today by: shopping on the Real Change Target Wish List (found at: tgt.gifts/realchangegroceries), or any online store of your choice. Donations can be mailed directly to our Seattle office for immediate distribution, at: Real Change, 219 1st Ave. S., Suite 220, Seattle, WA 98104. Local volunteers are also welcome to shop and drop-off donations at our office!

As you shop to support a vendor, you are welcome to use the below shopping list as a guide: 

  • Nonperishable food that can be enjoyed without a can opener, microwave, or stove
  • Bottled water, Gatorade, or juice
  • Brief Underwear - adult men's and women's, all sizes (with large and extra large being the most in demand, followed by medium, and then small).
  • Backpacks
  • Face Masks - cloth or disposable
  • Hand Warmers
  • Knit Gloves - adult, "one size fits all" (any color)
  • Socks - adult, men's or "one size fits all" (any color, crew cut or long)
  • Wet Wipes or Face/Hand Wipes

If you would like to join this volunteer opportunity or have any questions at all, please reply to this post or email volunteer@realchangenews.org for further details.

Real Change is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit and all donations are tax deductible.

More about Real Change: Founded in 1994, the Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project is an award-winning nonprofit newspaper that provides immediate employment opportunity to homeless and low-income people throughout the Pacific Northwest. Highly regarded as the leading street newspaper in North America, Real Change provides a low-barrier employment opportunity to an average of 250 homeless and low-income individuals each month while challenging the structures that create poverty. We envision a just, caring and inclusive community, where people are no longer marginalized by racism and classism and have the means to live with dignity. To read more about the Real Change Vendors who earn income by selling the street newspaper, please read profiles published at https://www.realchangenews.org/vendor-profiles.

Seattle is home to thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness. Among this vulnerable population are Real Change Vendors (https://www.realchangenews.org/vendor-profiles), who work hard selling an award-winning weekly newspaper…

Details at a glance

  • Virtual Opportunity
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Real Change

219 1st Ave. S., Suite 220, Seattle, WA 98104

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