Seattle-area companies like Starbucks, Microsoft, and others came together in a big way this holiday season to provide temporary housing for homeless families across the region.
The annual “No Child Sleeps Outside” campaign, which aims to help families and children sleeping outside in King County, announced today that it raised $4.5 million in one month. The donations will allow non-profit Mary’s Place, the region’s largest family emergency shelter provider, to open three new shelters and serve up to 500 families through September of this year.
More than 50 businesses and organizations helped raise the money, as well as thousands of people who donated online and inside Starbucks stores. In November, Starbucks, Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, Expedia, Nordstrom, The Schultz Family Foundation, and other groups in the region first announced contributions totaling more than $3 million.Continue Reading