Where We Give
Mary's Place provides safe, inclusive shelter and services that support
women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. Across
nine emergency family shelters in King County, Mary's Place keeps
struggling families together, inside, and safe when they have no place else
to go providing shelter, services, resources, community, and hope.
Food Lifeline rescues millions of pounds of nutritious food from farmers,
manufacturers, grocery stores, restaurants, and retailers that would
otherwise go to waste. 13,450 volunteers help sort and repack this
nourishing food. Food Lifeline then distributes it to more than 300 food
banks, shelters, and meal programs throughout Western Washington,
providing the equivalent of 116,000 meals every day for hungry children,
adults, and seniors.
Shoreline Cooperative Preschool
Shoreline Cooperative Preschool believes that children learn best when
they create, explore, build, make believe, and problem solve using real,
diverse materials. They practice positive discipline, look for the good in
each other, and work to grow cooperation, respect, kindness, and curiosity.
Many parents participate daily, so their environment is language rich and
their supportive environment keeps families coming back year after year.
Vashon Maury Cooperative Preschool
The Co-op Preschool is a unique school program embracing not only the
development of the child, but also the education of parents and the support
of the family. The Parent Education and Cooperative Preschool programs
associated with local community colleges were originally created based on
the assumption that parenting is one of the most important careers in an
individual’s life, and, as with any vocation, preparation and continuing
education are necessary for success.