This holiday season, Seattle public radio station KEXP and Starbucks are joining together with Mary’s Place to help bring awareness and raise funds for their No Child Sleeps Outside campaign to support unsheltered families.
Starting today, KEXP will host a week-long benefit series, And to All a Good Home, for the No Child Sleeps Outside campaign that will feature new videos from emerging artists that will premiere on the KEXP YouTube channel. Viewers will have the opportunity to learn more about No Child Sleeps Outside and donate to the campaign.
About No Child Sleeps Outside
The No Child Sleeps Outside campaign is Mary’s Place annual crowdfunding campaign that helps bring unsheltered families inside.
This year, the No Child Sleeps Outside campaign has a fundraising goal of $2 million. Support of Mary’s Place is critical as unsheltered families in our community are facing greater levels of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds raised for the campaign will enable Mary’s Place to create a Rapid Response Fund that will help move families experiencing homelessness from streets and shelters back into safe, permanent housing and also help keep vulnerable families from losing their homes.
For the last five years, as part of Starbucks ongoing commitment to its hometown and strengthening the communities in which it serves, the company has stood side by side with Mary’s Place to raise awareness about unsheltered families and support their annual No Child Sleeps Outside campaign. This year, The Starbucks Foundation is contributing $250,000 to help launch the campaign. To date, The Starbucks Foundation has contributed more than $3 million to connect unsheltered families to critical resources and care to help them move into stable, permanent and safe housing.
Together with the Seattle employer community, Starbucks has helped to raise over $13 million through the No Child Sleeps Outside campaign to open seven emergency shelters with Mary’s Place, increase assistance to help families stay in their homes, and host Family Resource Exchange events around the region to provide critical resources.
About Mary’s Place
Mary’s Place is a leading service provider of safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness.
Since 1999, Mary’s Place has helped hundreds of women and families move out of homelessness into more stable situations. Across several emergency family shelters in King County, we keep struggling families together, inside, and safe when they have no place else to go, providing resources, housing and employment services, community, and hope.
Founded at the University of Washington in 1972, KEXP is an independent nonprofit arts organization and public broadcaster serving music lovers and artists through in-person, broadcast, and online music programming. KEXP operates one of the most influential listener-supported music radio stations in the country, 90.3 KEXP-FM, Seattle. On KEXP’s YouTube channel, videos of exclusive in-studio performances garner over 15 million views per month. From a public facility at Seattle Center, KEXP produces hundreds of live performances and music events each year, most of which are open to public audiences at no charge. KEXP is an independent affiliate of the University of Washington. More information and details on KEXP’s programming and services at www.kexp.org.