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UPDATE: Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter needs male Volunteers

UPDATE: Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter needs male Volunteers

Here’s the latest update (as of Wednesday  Feb. 20, 2019) on Burien’s Severe Winter Shelter at Highline United Methodist Church: We will be open Wednesday, Feb. 20, and Thursday, Feb. 21,... [Read more]

A first-hand report from a Volunteer at Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter

A first-hand report from a Volunteer at Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter

The following is a first-hand report of what it was like to Volunteer in Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter at Highline United Methodist Church:By Cydney Moore It has been an amazing couple of days... [Read more]

Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter still needs Volunteers; here’s how to sign up

Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter still needs Volunteers; here’s how to sign up

Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter still needs volunteers for overnight shifts, breakfast preparation, daytime cleaning, organizing and donation receipt. Please use this central sign up link to see... [Read more]

URGENT: Volunteers, Donations needed for Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter

URGENT: Volunteers, Donations needed for Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter

Volunteers and Donations are urgently needed for Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter, being held at Highline United Methodist Church through this Sunday, Feb. 17. Here’s a call for help from Volunteer... [Read more]

Sock Drive for Mary’s Place has started; here’s how YOU can help

Sock Drive for Mary’s Place has started; here’s how YOU can help

Some local young women are holding a Sock Drive to help Mary’s Place:“These girls are going to change the world! I am a so proud of Gracie and her friends Logan and London. To celebrate... [Read more]

Mary’s Place gets zoning map change as first step to allow multifamily housing

Mary’s Place gets zoning map change as first step to allow multifamily housing

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council approved a zoning map change on Monday (Dec. 17), a first step in Mary’s Place takeover of the former Lakeside-Milam Recovery Center to establish an apartment complex... [Read more]

Normandy Park family will decide fate of their turkeys based on Food Drive

Normandy Park family will decide fate of their turkeys based on Food Drive

Normandy Park residents Candace and Tay Krull are doing a rather unusual, Thanksgiving-themed fundraiser at their home – they’ve set up a voting system to decide on whether to pardon or eat their... [Read more]

Community Resource Fair will be Tuesday at the Burien Library

Community Resource Fair will be Tuesday at the Burien Library

A Community Resource Fair will be held this Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Burien Library, from 1:30 – 5 p.m. This is a FREE event, that intended to bring caring people and organizations together in one easy... [Read more]

Here’s Burien’s Hospitality House’s ‘Needed List’ for November

Here’s Burien’s Hospitality House’s ‘Needed List’ for November

Burien’s Hospitality House on Thursdaycreleased their ‘November Donation Needed List‘: Urgently needed items are disinfectant wipes, PJ’s in sizes M~XL. Thank you to our partner faith... [Read more]

United Way’s Family Resource Exchange is Saturday at Sylvester Middle School

United Way’s Family Resource Exchange is Saturday at Sylvester Middle School

United Way’s Family Resource Exchange offers help and hope to families experiencing homelessness, and one will be held this Saturday, Oct. 20 at Sylvester Middle School in Burien. This free event will... [Read more]

Hospitality House’s annual ‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser will be Sept. 15

Hospitality House’s annual ‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser will be Sept. 15

Hospitality House’s annual ‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser will be held in downtown Burien on Saturday, Sept. 15. Hospitality House, founded in 2000, is a women’s shelter in south... [Read more]

Help local homeless students with Pearl Jam’s new ‘Home Shows’ project

Help local homeless students with Pearl Jam’s new ‘Home Shows’ project

Pearl Jam’s upcoming ‘Home Shows’ concerts in Seattle will be shining a light on the problem and solutions to homelessness, including for numerous local students. Currently, there... [Read more]

Exchange Club of Highline’s annual Toilet Paper Drive is this Saturday, June 9

Exchange Club of Highline’s annual Toilet Paper Drive is this Saturday, June 9

This Saturday, June 9, the Exchange Club of Highline will be holding their annual Toilet Paper Drive. Butt wait – why a Toilet Paper Drive? You ask…? Did you know that you can’t buy toilet... [Read more]

‘Journey to Transformation’ fundraiser for Transform Burien will be Wed., June 27

‘Journey to Transformation’ fundraiser for Transform Burien will be Wed., June 27

‘Journey to Transformation’ – a fundraiser dinner for Transform Burien – will be held on Wednesday, June 27, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. “For the past... [Read more]

Philanthropic partnership helps Mary’s Place purchase location in Burien

Philanthropic partnership helps Mary’s Place purchase location in Burien

Mary’s Place announced this week that – thanks to a partnership with the Caputo Family of Mercer Island – they were able to purchase the former Lakeside Milam Recovery Center at 12845 Ambaum... [Read more]