Here in Seattle, in addition to a poverty level of 10%, the homelessness population is the 3rd largest in the US. Not only are those who are marginalized not receiving the items and services they need most, but we know that most feel a little forgotten about and lacking a sense hope. Through the Hope Festival, we will change this.
Our largest project, the Hope Festival event itself, is our main vehicle for making a difference. Our mission is to, through the Hope Festival, serve those in need with a three-pronged approach. First, we provide those in need with short-term support, including tangible necessities and personal services. Second, we provide those in need with long-term support by connecting them with local nonprofits, agencies, and organizations who can provide long-term solutions for their specific needs. Finally, our goal is that every person we serve walks away with a newfound sense of hope. We aim to give those in need a reminder that they are important, that they are loved, and that they are never forgotten.