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“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life, by what we give.”

- Winston Churchill

Hey out there in Blogger-land, we just wanted to take the time this evening to thank all of our friends, family members and clients who participated in our first annual Blanket & Clothing Drive. Today we organized, tallied and delivered,186 blankets, coats, sweatshirts, beanies, hats and t-shirts to Seattle’s DESC. A big thanks goes out to Janelle, for her continued, selfless work at DESC, and for allowing us to contribute to their cause. If you were not able to join us this year, in gathering items to be donated, or did not hear about our event, you can still make a difference by checking out DESC’s website at: www.desc.org. Below you will find the Service Center’s Mission Statement and we hope that you will take some time to review their site and learn ways that you can help change someone’s life. If you do not live in the Seattle area, you can easily look up Local Shelter or Community Center information online and see how you can get involved in making your community a better place. Below you will also find a breakdown of all the items you helped us gather over the last 9 days.
4-pairs of shoes
2-pairs of gloves
1-scarf
1-belt
1-bra
22-girl tees/sweaters
16-blankets
68-beanies
46-men’s jackets
20-guy tees/sweaters
4-guy pants
DESC Mission Statement:
“The Downtown Emergency Service Center works to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those with serious mental and addictive illnesses. Through partnerships and an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, we give people the opportunity to reach their highest potential. At DESC, uncommon efforts produce uncommon results that eliminate homelessness, one person at a time.”
A very special thanks goes out to Erica Diederichs, at Golf Savings Bank, for her vision, and energy towards making this Blanket and Clothing Drive become a reality.
DCS Crew ’09
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  • Mary Diederichs

    >Dan and Erica – I am very proud of both of you for your ability to "see" what is taking place around you and acting on it! Please continue this fight for the homeless and the greater needs of our community. There is a special place in heaven for those that give selfishly of time, talent and treasure for the betterment of all humanity. Love, Dad

  • Janelle

    >THANK YOU to everyone for thinking of the often voiceless and often powerless men and women in our community. Winter is expecially hard on our folks, they feel every wind gust and rain drop. Your very generous donation has been given out to men and women in our shelter, clinical, and housing programs, ensuring that everyone who walks into our programs without a jacket or hat, walks out with one. Thanks for helping keep our most vulnerable neighbors warm this holiday season.

    Happy New year!

    Janelle Rothfolk
    Volunteer/Donations Coordinator
    DESC

    P.S. Come join us! New volunteer orientation: January 9th (Sat) 11am-12:30pm. email to sign up, jrothfolk@desc.org