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Church of Mary Magdalene
December 17, 2009

My first contact was when my church served lunch on Saturdays, when a friend at church served as an intern at Church of Mary Magdalene. I was so impressed I became a donor. When I moved close to CoMM, I served on the Saturdays my new church, as well as my old church, served lunch. I also served Christmas dinner to the homeless. I've attended the fundraising teas, and in the last few years have made jewelry to be auctioned off at the Hats and Tea. I participate in lingerie parties at my church and collect toiletries and socks for CoMM. I've written to members of the King Co. Council and Seattle City Council, and letters to the editor of the Seattle Times in support of CoMM. Also written to my church in support of a grant when CoMM was a candidate (CoMM didn't get it, unfortunately).

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching some of the women grow over the years.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide it enough stability so that it can get its feet on the ground. That means money, a building, and long term leadership.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the women disprove the bad stereotypes about who the homeless are

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Varied, diverse, faithful, full of integrity and love.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Buy land and build a building that was both what it needs now and what it can project it will need in the future. Hire consultants to help in this project, or find those who will volunteer their services.

Ways to make it better...

Those in power would take just one day to spend at CoMM to see the work being done there and who the women and children really truly are and what their dreams are.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Financial, and the good will of those in power in the City and the County.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The powerful in the City doesn't care enough about ending homelessness. So those of us who do care have to do more.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & .See above.