Come to the KIN Alternative Gift Fair on November 16!

KIN Alternative Gift Fair

The winter holidays are just around the corner. Avoid the stress of giving the perfect gift to your friends and family with a gift that is truly meaningful!

At Kirkland Interfaith Network’s Alternative Gift Fair you can make a donation in the name of your loved one to two dozen wonderful local, national, and international non-profit organizations.

How does it work? You make a donation that can purchase a new window for a house being built by Habitat for Humanity, or pay for the training of a Hero Rat for landmine removal, or a night in a shelter for a homeless family.

You will receive a lovely card to give to your loved one explaining the donation that was made in their honor. No malls, no lines, no wrapping, and no wondering if it is the right size and color. Best of all it is a gift you give twice as it will bless someone in our community, nation, or world that is in need as well as your loved one.

Join us at the Peter Kirk Community Center behind the Kirkland Performance Center on Saturday, November 16, between 10AM and 4PM. The address is 352 Kirkland Avenue in downtown Kirkland. Parking is available at Kirkland Urban and at the Kirkland Library.

Let this holiday season be filled with joy, surprise, and meaning with a gift from the KIN Alternative Gift Fair. See you there!

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Support Attain Housing at the KIN Alternative Gift Fair on November 16!

At Kirkland Interfaith Network’s Alternative Gift Fair you can make a donation in the name of your loved one to any of two dozen wonderful local, national, and international non-profit organizations. One of those is Attain Housing. They help families on the Eastside emerge from homelessness by providing transitional housing and case management, providing funds to help families avoid eviction or move into new housing, serving weekly community suppers, and more.

Attain Housing banner

When you make a donation at the fair, you receive a lovely card to give to your loved one explaining the donation that was made in their honor. No malls, no lines, no wrapping, and no wondering if it is the right size and color. Best of all it is a gift you give twice as it will bless someone in our community, nation, or world that is in need as well as your loved one.

Join us at the Peter Kirk Community Center behind the Kirkland Performance Center on Saturday, November 16, between 10AM and 4PM. The address is 352 Kirkland Avenue in downtown Kirkland. Parking is available at Kirkland Urban and at the Kirkland Library.

Let this holiday season be filled with joy, surprise, and meaning with a gift from the KIN Alternative Gift Fair. See you there!

For more info on Attain Housing, visit http://attainhousing.org.

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Support Babies of Homelessness at the KIN Alternative Gift Fair on November 16!

At Kirkland Interfaith Network’s Alternative Gift Fair you can make a donation in the name of your loved one to any of two dozen wonderful local, national, and international non-profit organizations. One of those is Babies of Homelessness. They’re a crisis response team delivering necessities like diapers, baby wipes and formula to families with children experiencing homelessness in the Puget Sound.

Babies of Homelessness Banner

When you make a donation at the fair, you receive a lovely card to give to your loved one explaining the donation that was made in their honor. No malls, no lines, no wrapping, and no wondering if it is the right size and color. Best of all it is a gift you give twice as it will bless someone in our community, nation, or world that is in need as well as your loved one.

Join us at the Peter Kirk Community Center behind the Kirkland Performance Center on Saturday, November 16, between 10AM and 4PM. The address is 352 Kirkland Avenue in downtown Kirkland. Parking is available at Kirkland Urban and at the Kirkland Library.

Let this holiday season be filled with joy, surprise, and meaning with a gift from the KIN Alternative Gift Fair. See you there!

For more info on Babies of Homelessness, visit http://www.babiesofhomelessness.org.

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SAVE THE DATE! KIN Alternative Gift Fair, November 16, 2019

KIN Fair 2019 Save the DateEven though we’re in the thick of summer fun, it’s not too early to start thinking about those folks on our holiday shopping list.  This year the KIN Alternative Holiday Gift Fair will once again be held at the Peter Kirk Community Center in downtown Kirkland, on Saturday, November 16, 10AM-4PM.

It is a fun time and a great way to get all of your holiday shopping done at once while supporting a wide range of local, national, and international nonprofit organizations  that are making the world a better place.

Put us on your calendar and make this wonderful event a part of your holiday tradition.

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Walk with FIRE in Kirkland’s 4th of July parade!

Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside (FIRE), a non-profit group that works to build trust and understanding among faith communities, invites members of all faith traditions and communities to walk with them in the 2018 Kirkland 4th of July Parade. The theme of the parade is “United We Stand”, which aligns well with FIRE’s mission.

Participants are encouraged to wear clothing typical for their faith to help show the diversity of faiths participating in the group, T-shirts promoting peace and understanding, or other clothing of their choice. Those walking should wear sensible shoes; hats and sunscreen are advised. Participants are welcome to carry signs and banners promoting peace, love, unity, and understanding.

The parade starts at Noon. It follows a route through Marina Park and around the downtown core, a total walking distance of about one mile. Participants are asked to line up at the designated point in the Market neighborhood north of Heritage Park by 11AM. The position in the parade and the exact location at which the FIRE group will assemble will be assigned around July 1.

Those interested in participating should email RSVP@fire-wa.org. Information on the group’s position in the parade, assembly point, and recommended parking locations will be sent before the parade date.

For more information on the parade including the route, visit http://celebratekirklandorg /parade.htm. For further information, email info@fire-wa.org .

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25th Annual KIN Alternative Holiday Giving Fair!

The winter holidays are just around the corner.  Avoid the stress of giving the perfect gift to your friends and family with a gift that is truly meaningful.  At the KIN Alternative Giving Fair you can make a donation in the name of your recipient to wonderful local, national, and international nonprofit organizations.

How does it work?

You make a donation that can purchase a new window for a house being built by Habitat for Humanity, or that can pay for the training of a Hero Rat for landmine removal, or a night in a shelter for a homeless family.

You will receive a lovely card to give to your recipient explaining the donation that was made in their honor.  No malls, no lines, no wrapping, and no wondering if it is the right size and color. Best of all it is a gift you give twice as it will bless someone in our community, nation, or world that is in need as well as your loved one.

Join us at the Peter Kirk Community Center on Saturday November 3rd between 9AM and 4PM.  The address is 352 Kirkland Ave in downtown Kirkland.

Let this holiday season be filled with joy, surprise, and meaning with a gift from the KIN Alternative Holiday Giving Fair.  See you there!

 

 

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Replace Stigma with Hope & Understanding

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Wednesday, June7 7:00 PM

Lake Washington United Methodist Church
7525 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA  98033
425.443.6682

Come join us for a presentation and discussion with a representative from the Eastside affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is our nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Mental illness is not a weakness.  It is biological in nature.  Currently, one out of five people live with some form of mental illness. Who do you know or love who struggles with depression? Anxiety? Addiction? These are only three of the many types of mental illness that significantly affect our family and friends.

Our speaker is part of NAMI’s FaithNet, which strives to encourage welcoming, caring congregations as well as to promote the vital role spirituality in the recovery journeys of many who live with mental health conditions.  It encourages the exchange of information, tools and other resources which will help educate and inspire faith communities about mental illness and the vital role spirituality plays in recovery for many.

Come with your questions and learn about resources, classes, outreach to teens, support groups, etc.

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Centralized help for needy families – Care Day on June 29

Care Day LogoCare Day is a day devoted to connecting our neighbors in the Northshore area with immediate access to the services and resources they need. Attendees enjoy a hot meal and have access to free health services, groceries, haircuts, housing, public benefits, referrals to employment training, and much more.

Care Day 2017 is on June 29th, 10am-3pm at Northshore Junior High, 12101 NE 160th St, Bothell.

For more information, visit the Care Day website.

 

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Meaningful Movies in Kirkland: “The Long Night” on May 19

Meaningful Movies In Kirkland LogoNorthlake Unitarian Universalist Church screens a “Meaningful Movie” on the third Friday of each month. On May 19, 2017, the film will be “The Long Night”. Set in Seattle, the feature documentary film gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade. The film weaves together the stories of seven people whose lives are forever changed by domestic minor sex trafficking. The showing starts at 7PM at NUUC. Admission is free; donations accepted. For more information, visit https://meaningfulmovies.org/neighborhoods/kirkland-meaningful-movies/ and https://meaningfulmovies.org/events/the-long-night-2/.

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Can You Help New Residents Move Into Athene?

Imagine Housing LogoAt the KIN Meeting in May, we learned that Imagine Housing is planning now for the grand opening of Athene, the new affordable senior housing project in Totem Lake. They expect to open at the end of November and be filled by the end of December. There will be 91 units, 20 of which are reserved for seniors who had been homeless.

Imagine Housing will be looking for in-kind donations such as welcome baskets (household items and gift cards), snacks during move-in time, kitchen equipment, and community meals at Athene. They will also have a Christmas gift program for new residents, which will need to ramp up soon after opening. And since many of their new residents will have been previously homeless, they will be looking for donations of gently-used furniture to help people get started in their new homes.

Individuals and congregations who are interested in helping can contact Amanda Sherry at amandas@imaginehousing.org. KIN will also be working on coordinated efforts!

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