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Strong ROOTS Help Homeless Youth

April 28th, 2014 · No Comments

As with many non-profit organizations, the need for volunteers is great. If you have been looking for a way to get involved with helping young people, here is a great opportunity. Located right here in our very own U-district, you’re just a step away from making a difference.

ROOTS was the first overnight shelter in the city specifically designed to meet the needs of homeless young adults, and is one of the only co-ed shelters in the city, providing an integral piece of the continuum of care for homeless persons in King County.

Here’s how you can Help:

Become a Dinner and Shelter Prep for ROOTS!

Having a place to receive a nutritious meal and shelter for the night can make all the difference in the lives of our guests at ROOTS!
Volunteer crews help prepare healthy meals, as well as set up shelter (typically helping to get clean bedding ready for use in the shelter) for our guests! When guests are able to eat nutritious food and get a good night’s rest, their bodies and health is maintained – which on the streets can mean the difference between life or death.

Come make a difference in someone’s life!

Note: please be punctual to this project, but not early. At times, staff is not ready for volunteers – even if you are 10 minutes early.

For more information, Check out their website