Stephanie’s Lifeline is dedicated to serving less fortunate individuals and families in order to improve the quality of life of those most in need.
WHAT WE DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Holiday Gifts of HOPE
We know often times parents are unable to provide the gifts, that they would truly like to, to their children for holidays. This is where Stephanie's Lifeline comes into play. We take donations of cash or unopened new toys and other gifts in order give them to families in need and who would otherwise go without. Donations are accepted during a set period of time in December and are delivered to the families on Christmas Eve. If you know a family or parent in need of assistance in purchasing gifts this holiday season, please fill out our contact sheet and tell us their story. We are currently accepting up to five families for the 2016 Holiday season.
BackPACKS bring HOPE
Backpacks are filled with hygiene, food, and clothing items that are needed most by people experiencing homelessness. The backpacks are then giving to people on the streets or within homeless encampments in King County. If you would like to make a donation toward our backpack program please visit our GoFundMe page in order to help us raise the funds to purchase more items to fill backpacks for people in need.
The K.I.N.D. Program
The KIND Program (Kitting In a New Direction) in which we partner with another local nonprofit Seniors Creating Art (SCA). SCA offers free 4 to 8 week long art programs to senior citizens. Senior participants meet in local community centers, retirement centers, senior centers, etc. to participate in art classes where atmosphere of creativity hope and purpose are abundant. In this collaborative program between SCA and H.O.P.E, senior citizens in the communities in which SCA serves will meet a few times per year to participate in classes in order to learn to crochet and/or knit gloves, hats, scarves, and/or blankets that can then be donated to homeless individuals in the same community. This program will provide purpose and even therapy to aging seniors whilst also filling a need among homeless individuals and families.
Many times during the year different drives are held in order to collect certain items that are in high demand for people living on the streets during that season. Some of the drives held in the past include the "Tent City Drive," our yearly Thanksgiving food drives, "Socks for the Sole" sock drive, "Street Youth Backpack Drive," and blanket and sleeping bag drives. We also partner with other local organizations such as MIXXEDFIT and Mt. View Presbyterian Church to collect clothing and outerwear during their events.
Clothing, food, bedding and toiletries are donated by the public and then sorted and distributed to homeless shelters and individuals on the streets in the greater Seattle area. We do our best at determining individuals and families who are most in need of the the items we have collected.
Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue is a program in which volunteers drive around a designated area in order to handout items to homeless individuals that are on the streets at that time and in need of our assistance. Items handed out can range from care packages made by Stephanie's Lifeline H.O.P.E to blankets or other clothing items like jackets donated to the program.