Community Drive and Breakfast to Support Porchlight Shelter

Community Drive and Breakfast to Support Porchlight Shelter

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Event Description:

Join Bellden Cafe and the Downtown Bellevue Network as we team up to support Porchlight, a local shelter dedicated to providing vital assistance to men experiencing homelessness in Bellevue. Our collaborative efforts include a community drive to collect essential items, culminating in a special breakfast event on June 22nd, 2024.

Porchlight’s Mission:

Porchlight offers an Emergency Men’s Shelter (EMS) and Day Center, operating 365 days a year to provide a resource-rich environment where men can rebuild their lives and work towards stable income and housing. The shelter offers safe sleeping accommodations, three nutritious meals a day, showers, laundry facilities, mail access, haircuts, and computer access. Porchlight’s low-barrier program serves as a lifeline for up to 100 men daily on the Eastside, with an annual outreach touching between 700 to 900 individuals.

Beyond basic provisions, Porchlight extends critical services such as housing and employment navigation, medical and dental care, as well as professional mental health and addiction support.

Bellden Cafe’s Community Commitment:

Bellden Cafe, a cherished business in the local community of Bellevue since its establishment in 2017, is more than just a place for coffee and brunch. It is a hub of communal warmth and social responsibility. At its core lies the Bellden Community Fund, a testament to the cafe’s commitment to uplifting those in need through various community-driven initiatives, including social cause awareness and volunteer projects.

Event Details:

In anticipation of the breakfast event, Bellden Cafe will kick off a donation drive on May 20th. Customers are encouraged to contribute items essential for the well-being of the shelter residents, including hygiene products such as deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss, as well as cleaning supplies and summer clothing like jeans and light jackets.

Join Us:

As we come together to support Porchlight and its mission to support men experiencing homelessness, please donate and contribute to fostering positive change. Through initiatives like these, we show our commitment to building a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.