Homeless in Seattle
A NON-PROFIT EMPOWERMENT PODCAST SERIES Led by Jim Eskin, Fundraising Trainer/Consultant
Some of you might remember the popular 1993 movie, “Sleepless in Seattle,” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Well, the stark reality is that too many people are sleepless in Seattle, without a roof over their heads. In fact, Seattle has the 3rd largest homeless population in the U.S., behind the much larger cities of New York and Los Angeles. In our inaugural podcast series, we are proud to salute our first Non-Profit North Star, Barb Oliver, who is making a huge difference, one home at a time. She is one of seven Founders — and Director of Operations — of Sound Foundations NW. She has literally taken hammers, nails, wood and much else in her hands to help build more than 400 transitional tiny homes since 2018 as part of her commitment to end homelessness. More importantly, she has provided leadership to inspire and motivate thousands of men and women to join her in this noble cause to make sure that every homeless man, woman, and child in the greater Seattle area has a roof over their head and a lock on their door, all to keep them warm, safe, and dry. Listen to her uplifting story as one of many professional and volunteer non-profit leaders who improve the world.
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Our thanks to our non-profit partners for so enthusiastically joining us in forming this learning community. We share wisdom, experience and personal insights so that we can grow together. Other educational vehicles include monthly e-newsletters, webinars and TV webcasts. For more information, email Jim Eskin at [email protected] or call him at 210-415-3748.
Episode No.2: Tails of Compassion featuring Sue St. Cyr, Operations Director, Helotes Humane Society
More to be announced.