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St. Vincent de Paul in Seattle launches billboard campaign to prevent evictions
St. Vincent de Paul is launching its first-ever billboard campaign to increase donations and awareness towards preventing evictions in Seattle and King County. Financial, clothing, furniture, books and household donations are being requested.
By: St. Vincent de Paul Society of Seattle/King Co.
The 2-1-1 Community Information Line is referring more people to St. Vincent de Paul than to any other agency in King County. More than 50,000 calls have come to St. Vincent de Paul through Dec.16 of this year. Our goal is to increase donations and awareness of our efforts to prevent evictions—a cost effective means to help the poor. After a household becomes homeless is it very expensive to reestablish housing and regain possessions. We also want to prevent great family emotional stress and children missing school.
The billboards have just been deployed for four weeks. St. Vincent de Paul will have five locations and Clear Channel is matching with another 5 locations the following four weeks. The campaign's goal is to spur financial and in-kind donations to St. Vincent de Paul during this Christmas season and for year-end giving. In January, the signs will continue to remind the community that St. Vincent de Paul continues to help our needy—even after the holiday season.
The initial locations are in Kent, Renton and Kenmore--in communities with St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores. People can donate clothing, furniture, books and household items at our stores. Financial donations are also accepted and people can also give online at our website www.svdpseattle.org which will be on the billboard.
• Kent billboard locations: West Valley Highway (South of S. 182nd St)
• Central Ave. N (South of Smith)
• Kenmore billboard location: NE Bothell Way & West of 68th Ave. NE
• Renton billboard locations: Renton/Maple Valley 169 (East of I-405).
• ST Highway 900 (North of S. 129th St)
"Help us prevent evictions and homelessness in our community. In these tough times, we ask everyone to help us a little and make a difference for a family or needy neighbor, says Andre de Klaver, Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Seattle/King County.
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St. Vincent de Paul fosters "Compassion in Action" to help neighbors in need in Seattle/King County. We make home visits to assess needs and prevent eviction, hunger, utility shut-off and more. We run food banks, meal programs, thrift stores and more. St. Vincent de Paul is celebrating its 90th anniversary year of helping the needy in Seattle/King County. Their motto is: "We'll Be There"
Page Updated Last on: Dec 17, 2010