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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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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