CWA Gift Show Supports Mary’s Place

Next Tuesday, November 14th, women will come together and celebrate the holiday season with a gift show from our cannabis community. As a Social Purpose Corporation, the Cannabis Women’s Alliance serves women from every walk of life and our passion remains female empowerment. So once again, we’ve selected Mary’s Place as this evening’s benefactor.

Mary’s Place was established in 1999 as day center for homeless women. Women were walking from service to service, carrying their home on their backs trying to get their physical needs met. They were waiting in line for hours for meals, laundry, medical care, benefits, to use a free phone, or to apply for housing and employment. With a grant from the Boeing Employee’s Community Fund and the passion of a dedicated board and staff, Mary’s Place opened its doors. Together, they developed the structure and daily schedule that remains in effect today: two meals a day, hygiene facilities, showers, laundry, medical care, support groups and ample resources for housing, employment, and benefits.

Next Tuesday, November 14th, we will be collecting the following items:

High Need
  • Twin blankets
  • NEW underwear (all sizes and genders)
  • Clothing and shoes for men/boys, especially teens
  • Winter coats (all sizes and genders)
  • Baby formula
  • Stroller cover
Clothing
  • Underwear and bras desperately needed (especially larger women’s sizes)
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Season appropriate clothing and coats
  • Raincoats
  • Children’s clothing (especially teen boys!)
Professional Services
  • Health care: dentist or dental hygienists, optometrists, podiatrists, nurses, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, massage therapists
  • Plumbers, Electricians, Carpenters
  • Lawyers
Medicines
  • Pain relievers (Ibuprofen, Aspirin)
  • Cough drops
  • Vitamin C, multi-vitamins, vitamin D, fish oil capsules
  • Saline nose spray
  • Eye drops, Liquid tears
  • Topical Antibiotic Ointments (like Neosporin or PolySporin)
  • Dandruff Shampoos
  • Anti-fungal foot cream (like Lamsil)
  • Denture Adhesive
  • Denture Cleaner
  • Topical Tooth or Gum Numbing Gel
  • Ace bandages, first aid
  • Imodium
  • Hydrocortisone ointment
  • Sudafed PE, Benadryl 25mg
  • Hemorrhoid cream
  • $10 gift cards to Wal-mart, Target, K-mart, Fred Meyer or QFC for low cost, generic drugs; larger amounts for our nursing office to purchase medical supplies and medications
Personal Hygiene
  • Toothpaste – Personal Size
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant – Travel Size
  • Hair Brushes, Large Combs, & Picks
  • Soap
  • Shampoo, hair care products
  • Razors
  • Tissue packages
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Tweezers
  • Chapstick
Child Care
  • Diapers (high demand for sizes 4 & 5), baby wipes, pull-ups
  • Baby formula
  • Bottles, sippy cups, bibs
  • Diaper Genies
  • Baby soap/shampoo, etc.
  • Diaper Rash ointment
  • Character band-aids
  • Foldable Play ‘n Paks
  • Diaper Bags
Mary’s Marketplace Items
  • Perfume
  • Nail polish
  • Make up
  • Socks
  • Snack items: chocolate bars, microwave popcorn, granola bars, etc.
  • Hair clips, bows
  • Travel mugs
  • Backpacks
  • Bras
  • Umbrellas

Single homeless women, and homeless women and men with children, are free to stop in to Mary’s Place Day Center Monday through Friday from 7am to 3:30pm to inquire about shelter and resources.

Women or men with children who are looking for shelter, call 206-245-1026.

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