The start of 2024 brought below freezing temperatures to much of the United States, and Washington was no exception. For weeks, Washingtonians layered up from head to toe in an effort to withstand the cold. Some, however, weren’t as fortunate.
This community is often forgotten. We at Matthew House strive to be a support system for those in need, with no exclusions. We made it our goal to deliver as many blankets and quilts as we could to the homeless in Everett. Within weeks, people had donated 300 pounds of blankets to our organization. Despite this, not everyone in need was able to receive one. And although the coldest temperatures are seemingly behind us, our usual 40 degrees is still just shy of freezing. Especially at night for those who have no home to return to.
Thankfully, the donations don’t stop there. In the following weeks, Matthew House will receive hundreds of pounds of more blankets which will continue to go out to those in need. By the end of January, we will have received around 1,000 pounds of blankets and quilts. All of this is only possible because of people like you. Your desire to make a difference in the lives of those who need it does not go unnoticed.
what you can do.
Call around to other organizations who directly work with the homeless and see what they need more of. “Care Packages” have also become popular over the last few years, and can personally be handed out to those on the street. Things like socks and toothbrushes are always in demand and are the perfect thing to add to them.
We at Matthew House rely on donations and financial support to be able to continue to do what we do. We are a nonprofit organization, which means we receive no government or state funding. Everything we’ve accomplished over the last few decades has been made possible through donors. To learn how you can support us, click here.
We appreciate all that you do, and thank you in advance.
Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.